On Saturday, December 24, at approximately 2:42 p.m. officers were dispatched to Tractor Supply regarding a shoplifter in the store.
Officer Bullard arrived and spoke with store management to identify the subject in question. He then made contact with the suspect, 33-year-old Justin Blake Brown.
The manager said that Mr. Brown had shoplifted by exchanging his coat and boots for new items without paying for them.
While running Mr. Brown’s identification it was discovered that he had an active warrant for Shoplifting.
Mr. Brown was placed under arrest and during the search subsequent to the arrest of Mr. Brown, it was discovered that he had also concealed multiple other items that he was shoplifting and he was in possession of 7.9 grams of Methamphetamines.
Justin Brown was then transported to the Alcorn County Jail where he was booked in for the existing warrant for Shoplifting, and charged with shoplifting. Mr. Brown was later charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamines) and the narcotics were processed and delivered to the State Crime Lab for confirmation testing.
The felony drug charge will be presented to an Alcorn County Grand Jury and the misdemeanor charges will be handled in Corinth Municipal Court.
Brown was charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Shoplifting, and a Warrant for Shoplifting.