April 25, 2022

Marion County deputies arrest almost 20 during saturation detail

Therese Apel

Photo released by Marion County Sheriff's Department

Around 20 people were arrested on Saturday when the Marion County Sheriff’s Office served a series of search warrants during a saturation detail throughout the county.

A release from MCSO says they served the first residential warrant at 905 Pope Street in Columbia. Misdemeanor narcotics, paraphernalia, and a firearm was seized.

Dameon Alexander of Columbia is still at large and wanted by MCSO on charges of sale of a controlled substance within 1500 feet of a church.

MCSO served another residential warrant at 164 C & S Road in Kokomo. Barbara Beal and Billy Holman were taken into custody. The search yielded various controlled substances, scales, bagging materials, firearms, and currency. Beal is charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance, felony possession of methamphetamine, and three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm. Holman is charged with sale of a controlled substance and three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm.

The 420 Blitz Saturation Details took place throughout the county, along with the service of other warrants. Those arrested are:

– Ketarius Cotton of Foxworth- (2) counts of Sale within 1500 feet of a Church.
– Jared Harris of Foxworth- Sale within 1500, Conspiracy to sell or transfer.
– Justin Garner of Kokomo- (2) counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance
– Jamal Smith of Sandy Hook- Sale of a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to sell or transfer.
– Amanda Lynn Smith of Foxworth- (2) counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance within 1500 feet of a Church.
– Tywon Peters of Columbia- Sale of a Controlled Substance within 1500 feet of a Church
– Lloyd Chandler of Columbia- Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.
– Joshua McCovery of Gulfport- DUI, Misdemeanor Possession, Possession of Paraphernalia.
– Mary Beth Fortenberry of Kokomo- Misdemeanor Possession, Possession of Paraphernalia, (2) Contempt Warrants.
– Corey Brown of Sumrall- DUI
– Lantez Shephard of Columbia- Contempt Warrant for Possession of Prescription Drugs.
– Pamela Willis of Sumrall- Fleeing Law Enforcement, DUI, Contempt Warrants.
– Janeesha Booth of Bassfield- DUI Child Endangerment, Misdemeanor Possession.
– Malcom Kinney of Bassfield- DUI Child Endangerment, Misdemeanor Possession.
– Sue Chandler of Columbia- Contempt Warrant
– Hannah Waller of Columbia- CPD Warrant for Embezzlement.
– Michael Chandler of Columbia- Warrant for Failure to Appear.
– Christopher Traylor of Angie, LA- DUI, Providing False Info to Law Enforcement, Wanted fugitive out of Forrest County, Lamar County, St. Tammany Parrish, and Washington Parrish.
– Willie Ray Ford of Foxworth- DUI, Contempt Warrant.

WANTED BY MCSO
– Dravius Johnson- (2) Counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance within 1500
– Cameron Warrick- (2) Counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance
– Jaylin Green- Conspiracy to Sell or Transfer a Controlled Substance
– Stephen Blake Crawley- (2) counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance
– Kevin Richards- (2) counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance within 1500
– Zikeeja Weary- Sale of a Controlled Substance within 1500 feet

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