Increased patrols net 2 arrests


Increased patrols are being credited for two arrests almost simultaneously, one for possession of meth, in the Fairview community on the C.C. Camp Road early last week.

Jonathan Lee Ford, 47, Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Ford was arrested in the traffic stop on May 4 and was also cited for no proof of insurance, careless driving, driving without a license and improper equipment.

Records show that Ford remains in the Neshoba Detention Center on a $16,000 bond.

Harry John, 39, 776 Red Water Road, Carthage, was arrested that same night and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

John remains in the Neshoba County Detention Center on a $15,600 bond, according to records.

Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said a deputy was patrolling on County Road 373, also known as the C.C. Camp Road, at approximately 9:30 p.m.

The deputy encountered a green Dodge pickup driving without headlights. 

Clark said the subsequent traffic stop yielded multiple misdemeanor charges and a felony arrest of Ford, the driver.

Clark said that his arrest included a number of traffic violations.

During the traffic stop with Ford, deputies encountered a white Chevy Avalanche driven by John.

“He was driving with multiple driving violations, which also led to a felony arrest,” Clark said.

Clark attributed the two arrests to increased patrols in the area.

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