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High speed chase: One arrested on drug charges

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 12:05 a.m., Madison County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian McIntosh was conducting security checks and routine patrol on U.S. 90 in Lee, when he observed a black four door Nissan sedan traveling west on U.S. 90 at an unlawful rate of speed. Deputy McIntosh attempted to stop the Nissan as it turned south onto CR 255. The driver, identified as Marion D. Thompson, 29, of Monticello refused to stop and began to actively flee. Deputy McIntosh engaged in pursuit…

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Man arrested for cocaine and marijuana

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 2:43 p.m., Deputy Brandon Goldman was working traffic enforcement on Interstate 10, when he stopped a black Chevy Equinox for traveling at an unlawful speed. The driver was identified as Donta Devon Lowe, 38, of Jacksonville, Fl. Deputy Goldman began issuing Lowe a written warning for the speed violation and ran a driver’s license check through MCSO Communications. While completing the warning, Communications informed Deputy Goldman that Lowe had an active arrest warrant from Duval County. Deputy Goldman…

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 2:10 p.m., Deputy Martin Morris was conducting a routine patrol on SW Grand Street in Greenville. Deputy Morris stopped a blue Sedan driven by Eric Morris, 24, of Greenville for committing a traffic violation. While taking enforcement action, Deputy Morris learned that Eric Morris did not have a valid driver’s license. Deputy Morris also observed a clear plastic bag protruding from the waist band of Eric Morris. Deputy Morris retrieved the plastic bag and found that it contained…

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Scam Alert: When jury duty calls… or does it?

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there have been recent complaints from people who got calls from false court officials pertaining to jury duty. In the calls, scammers claimed to be court officers who accused people of skipping out on jury duty and threatened to arrest them if they did not immediately pay a fine. There were also many reports that the scammers attempted to seem like “good guys,” offering to review the person’s file, persuading them they have a good record and trying to convince them that if…

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