Tip leads to wanted man's arrest
A Crime Stoppers tip ended a two-month search for a man out on a bench warrant issued in March, Sheriff Eric Clark said.
Charles Ellis Fanning was arrested and charged Wednesday afternoon on a bench warrant issued by a Neshoba County Circuit Court Judge issued on March 1. He was also wanted for a second offense sale of methamphetamine charge.
Clark said that Fanning was indicted on the meth charge at a grand jury meeting later in March after the bench warrant was issued.
The Sheriff’s Office’s search ended on Wednesday, April 28 in the afternoon when a tip submitted through Crime Stoppers led deputies to 10050 County Road 167 where Fanning was arrested.
“We got a call from Crime Stoppers in Meridian because that address is on the Carthage postal route and they were not sure who needed to take the call," Clark said. “We acted on the tip and sure enough it was accurate.”
In January of 2005, Fanning was charged with possession of a controlled substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine and possession of firearms by a convicted felon, the authorities said,
Anyone with information pertaining to a potential crime is encouraged to call East Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 1-855-485-8477.