Thursday, June 30, 2011

On 6/21/2011, Dontrel Buchanan aka toot 21 of 88 Deer Trail Columbus was arrested in Lee County on a Prentiss County felony warrant. the arrest stems from a Burglary in Prentiss County on 3/11/11 near Baldwyn. He is currently free on a $5000.00 bond. this case is being presented to grand jury this week.

Monday, June 27, 2011

On 05/25/2011 Saturday Nathan Harold Williams age 42 of 57 CR 8050 Booneville was arrested and charged with Manufacturing a Controlled Substance (Meth). He has been released on a $25,000 bond. He and another individual had been arrested in Alcorn County the middle of last week after a Traffic Stop led to their arrests on Drug Charges in Alcorn County. Further investigation led to Williams residence on Cr 8050 Booneville where a Meth lab was discovered.

Tracye Ann Thomas aka Tracye Ann Whitlow age 34 of 1011 CR 261 Blue Springs was arrested 06/22/2011 by Prentiss County Investigators after a month long investigation concerning the theft of personal checks belonging to a Senior Citizen from Baldwyn and the forgery and cashing of those checks. Thomas's boyfriend is presently in jail in Lee County on unrelated charges. Once he is released from Lee County, he will be transferred to Prentiss County to face charges. Thomas entered the victims house on the pretext of running out of gas. She stole the checks and returned later asking to use the bathroom and then reportedly stole the whole checkbook. Several of the checks were cashed in Baldwyn and one in Mooreville. She is charged with multiple counts of Forgery, Uttering a Forgery and Conspiracy to Commit Forgery. Her bond is set at $25,000 and she remains in custody.

"I want to caution everyone about allowing people into your homes, like this instance. Even when you are trying to be helpful to someone, there is always someone ready to take advantage of people's willingness to help others. I'm not advocating not helping others but be extremely aware of what is going on around you and never leave someone unattended in your home or allow them to move freely about in your house."

Sheriff Randy M Tolar

Thursday, May 12, 2011

On Mother's Day Sunday 05/08/2011 Prentiss County Narcotics Investigators and Deputies in cooperation with the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit based out of Tupelo executed a search warrant at 667 HWY 145 at Frankstown, just south of Booneville. The search revealed a Methamphetamine Lab and some finished product. The following two individuals were arrested; 1) Mark A Mills age 46 of 312 East Lovelace Road Booneville who was charged with Manufacturing a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Methamphetamine, his bond was set at $35,000 2) Timothy N Applegate age 45 of 4 CR 206 Burnsville was Charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, his bond was set at $25,000. Both have been released on bond at this time. This was a great job on everyone part and helps us send a clear message to Drug Dealers and Those the Manufacture such drugs.

Sheriff Randy M Tolar

On 05/05/2011 Prentiss County Investigators arrested Ronnie Lee Jones and charged him with Grand Larceny in regards to the theft of a purse and contents. The incident occurred several days before the arrest. Some of the property was recovered. His bond was set at $10,000 and he was released on bond 05/09/2011. His case will be presented to the next Prentiss County Grand Jury.

Sheriff Randy M Tolar

On 05/09/2011 Gary Wayne Woolridge age 29 of 820 CR 115 New Albany was arrested and charged with multiple counts of Uttering a Forged Instrument. His bond was set at $25,000. He has been released on bond. Woolridge had been working as a Corrections Officer with the Prentiss County Sheriff's Office for several years. The incident was discovered when a relative reported that his account had insufficient funds to cover his checks. The relative was in the military and had stored his belongs at Woolridge's residence, while on deployment. Other checks had been passed in Itawamba, Lee and Union Counties. The incident was originally reported to the Itawamba Sheriff's Office. Upon issuance of an arrest warrant from Itawamba, we initiated an investigation that led to these charges.

Sheriff Randy M Tolar