Thursday, March 27, 2008
Fleeing suspect captured
By SUE WATSON
A second suspect was arrested Thursday, March 20, in Lee County in a March 8 case involving several pounds of marijuana seized from a vehicle.
Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said a confidential tip-off led to the arrest of Koty A. Harris, 26, of 84 Highway 9 South, Pittsboro. Law officers had been searching for him since the suspect fled into the woods following a routine traffic stop and subsequent vehicle search near Red Banks.
A search of the vehicle revealed three pounds of marijuana. One suspect, Fabin Kimer Dorrough, 27, of 120 Liles Road in Bruce, was arrested at the scene after law officers smelled marijuana in the vehicle, Dickerson said.
He said Lee County authorities and officers with the U.S. Marshal Service Task Force in Tupelo went to a residence last week to serve an arrest warrant, but the suspect fled out the back of the residence. Officers pursued Harris and he was arrested without incident. He was returned to Marshall County Friday and arraigned in justice court on charges of resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Harris remained in jail Monday on $10,000 bond.
In a separate incident, officers arrested two suspects in the February 6 burglary of items from a county Mack truck.
A driver with the Marshall County Road and Bridge Department reported the truck vandalized with items missing including a CD player and fire extinguisher, Dickerson said.
Investigators developed suspects in the case and on March 24 arrested Johnny Wayne Culver, 25, of 7 Massey Drive in the Lake Center community, and Jonathan William Downs, 19, of 280 Scott Drive at Lake Center.
Dickerson said some items were recovered and bond is set for each suspect at $5,000. Investigators are seeking to arrest several other suspects in the incident.
In another unrelated shooting incident, officers made an arrest in an aggravated assault incident that occurred at Amigo’s in Victoria, Dickerson said.
Cody L. Sanders, 21, of 26 West Zell in the Byhalia address area, was arrested and charged with two counts aggravated assault with a shotgun.
Dickerson said a witness stated Sanders shot into the vehicle occupied by a male and a female. Both victims were struck by some of the shot but their injuries were minor, he said.
A witness told authorities Sanders fled the scene on foot after firing the weapon.
Sanders was arrested March 13 and is being held without bail pending appearance in Marshall County Circuit Court. The suspect was previously out on release on a felony bond in Marshall County, the sheriff said.
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