Thursday, October 11, 2007
Sheriff’s department makes sexual battery, drug arrests
By SUE WATSON
Two men from the Byhalia/Barton area were arrested and charged with sexual battery of juveniles and several were arrested in Potts Camp on illegal drug charges, according to Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Tony Guy, 39, of 11 South Winston Cove, Byhalia, was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a juvenile in an incident that occurred in the Byhalia area on August 13, he said. Additional charges may follow. Guy is being held at the Marshall County jail under an arrest warrant from the Mississippi Department of Corrections charging probation violation, he said.
In a separate incident, Scott Harris, 21, of 2647 Deer Creek Road in the Barton area, was arrested September 26 and charged with sexual battery involving a juvenile. Harris is being held in jail on $10,000 bond, Dickerson said.
Several illegal drug-related arrests were made in Potts Camp on the afternoon of October 6.
“Our officers received confidential information of illegal drug activity and other activity in the Potts Camp area that led them to a residence at 20 Accurate Drive,” Dickerson said.
Upon arrival, he said the following arrests were made:
Dickerson said other arrests during October include:
Both suspects were arrested in the Byhalia area and were later released on $5,000 bond each. They await future court action.
Dickerson asks anyone with information regarding any thefts, burglaries, or property crimes to call the Sheriff’s Office at 662-252-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. All crime tips and caller’s identity will be kept confidential, Dickerson said.
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