October 23, 2021

Man flags Jones County deputies into his own driveway for his own arrest

Therese Apel

A man arrested on charges of drug sales actually flagged deputies in an unmarked vehicle into his driveway, thinking they were there to buy drugs.

Jones County Sheriff’s Department narcotics agents, assisted by a JCSD SWAT Team component, arrested Walter Keys, 32,  overnight. Agents had search warrants for two adjacent homes on Royce Pool Road in the Hebron Community that Keys was known to frequent.

“It’s the first time in 16 years of serving in law enforcement that I’ve ever had an alleged drug dealer wave us in during the execution of a search warrant,” said Sgt. Jake Driskell.

The search warrants on the two homes yielded 77 grams of meth and two weapons. Keys is charged with possession of a controlled substance With intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

“Just this week alone, our narcotics agents have seized 177 grams of meth along with several weapons,” said Sheriff Joe Berlin. “We are taking the fight to the drug dealers in Jones County and have no plans to let up.”

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