Thursday, Janaury 6, 2011
Juvenile charged with assault
By SUE WATSON
An altercation between a number of individuals at a location on Deer Creek Road January 2 around 1 a.m. led to the arrest of one juvenile and a second person being taken into custody, according to Sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
When officers arrived at the residence where many people, including juveniles, were gathered both inside and out, officers attempted to locate the subjects involved in the reported incident, he said. Officers went to the backyard where individuals were gathered around a bonfire. They were unsuccessful in their attempts to locate the persons involved in the altercation because the subjects ran into the woods. Officers pursued several of the subjects at which time one individual ran back into the residence.
Dickerson said officers heard screaming and running inside the residence where people were advising the subject who had run inside to not go outside with the weapon – a .270 bolt-action rifle.
The subject did appear with the gun and aimed at officers but did not fire, Dickerson said. He put the gun back in the house but refused to obey officers who were attempting to make anarrest. He was subsequently tased by one of the officers. The subject was then transported to Alliance Hospital for observation, then to the juvenile detention center in Tupelo.
“During the investigation, our officers determined there was a party in progress where underaged teens were in the presence of drugs and alcohol,” the sheriff said. “Some additional juveniles were detained and later released to the custody of their parents.’
The head of the household was later found to have an active warrant out for his arrest and was taken into custody on that warrant, he said. The juvenile has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and one count of disorderly conduct.
In a followup to an investigation reported last week where a high-speed chase led to the arrest of a burglary suspect, Deandre Leon Alexander, 43, has agreed to cooperate with investigators, Dickerson said, and a number of burglaries that took place in the last three months in the county may be solved.
Also, Anthony Wilson, 23, of the 2200 block of Greenville Street, Montgomery, Ala., has been extradited to Marshall County where he is being held on $500,000 bond on charges of armed robbery of the Dollar General Store in Potts Camp on June 19, 2010, Dickerson said.
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