Deputies make roundup over the weekend
Two Union brothers arrested with a car full of guns were among those rounded up during a “saturation detail” over the weekend by the Nehsoba County Sheriff’s Office.
The brothers have been identified as Damarcus Edward Anderson and Jamarcus Duante Anderson, both 19 of 10240 Road 1321, Union.
Damarcus Anderson was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and Jamrcus Anderson was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in a vehicle, Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said.
The two were arrested in a black Nissan Maxima around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, near the casinos, Clark said. A deputy made the stop after he observed the vehicle, driven by Damarcus Anderson, briefly leave the roadway.
While the deputy was addressing the driver he reported detecting the strong smell of marijuana in the vehicle. The driver also informed the deputy that there were guns in the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle found marijuana on Jamarcus Anderon as well as five firearms, none of which were legal for anyone in the car to possess at the time, Clark said. A further search found a black bag that contained a ski mask, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.
The Andersons were then arrested and taken to the Neshoba County Jail. A Third person was reported in the car, a female, who was questioned but not arrested.
“This is what the Saturation Detail was designed to do,” Clark said. “In the wrong hands, those firearms could be deadly weapons.”
Clark said on Saturday, March 4, 2023, Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office conducted the detail from 6 pm until midnight.
“The six-hour detail was called to target hot spots in Neshoba County,” Clark said.
The Sheriff and 17 deputies split into teams and worked multiple areas simultaneously. Deputies issued 101 citations, issued 21 summons for misdemeanor crimes, arrested six for felony crimes, served six Justice Court Warrants and issued six DUI’s.
Clark said other notable arrests from the weekend included the arrest of Andrew Pike at the intersection of Highway 482 and Road 743 around midnight.
Clark said Pike was pulled over in a Ford F150 for careless driving. He said the deputy noted Pike was sweaty and jittery and upon questioning admitted to using drugs.
A search revealed a number of small baggies containing a white powder-like substance that Pike said was cocaine. Paraphernalia including scales, spoons and straws were found in the vehicle.
Pike, 23, of 71021 Shady lake Drive, Covington, La., was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.
Clark said that separately another three individuals were arrested in possession of cocaine on Saturday night. A trio was arrested on Highway 15 south just north of the intersection with Road 248 around midnight.
Clark said deputies stopped the vehicle, driven by Leroy Wilder, after he failed to stop at a safety checkpoint in the area. A search of the vehicle found a substance believed to be crack cocaine.
Wilder, 68, of 5344 Wiggings Loop Road, Carthage, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.
Clark said Wilder had two passengers who were also arrested. The first passenger, Mary White, 53, of 141 Oak Ridge Road, Lena, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in a vehicle, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
Billy D. Mangum, 57, of 93 Board Road, Lena, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in a vehicle, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.