Two held on drug charges

Published 11:59 pm Saturday, February 14, 2015

An Arkansas couple accused of methamphetamine possession was held without bail Saturday.

Joy Wyatt, 33, and David Faucett, 48, both of 422 S. Magnolia St., Perryville, Ark., were arrested Friday and charged with possession of methamphetamine, Sheriff Maritn Pace said.

Deputies arrested the couple after responding to a trespassing call in the driveway of a home off Warriors Trail, Pace said. They found an empty Jeep with an Arkansas license plate, but after a few minutes, Wyatt and Faucett walked up, Pace said.

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A canine unit was called in, and alerted that there were drugs in the vehicle, Pace said.

“There was a package of methamphetamine found in the female’s personal belongings, and there was also a package of methamphetamine found in the male subject’s wallet,” Pace said.

Wyatt and Faucett were held without bail Saturday in the Warren County Jail awaiting an initial court appearance set for Tuesday.

House arrest escapee caught

A Redwood man accused of sawing off his court-ordered mentoring device and leaving town will face additional charges this week.

Cody Butts, 22, 1515 Redwood Road, surrendered to Sgt. Jason Bailess Thursday in Jackson, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Butts had been on house arrest and was ordered to wear a monitoring device on his ankle. The sheriff’s department had been searching for Butts since Mississippi of Department of Corrections officials sent word that he had removed his monitoring device and left town, Pace said.

Thursday, Butts called the sheriff’s office from Jackson and said he was ready to surrender, Pace said. Jackson police detained Butts until he was picked up by Bailess.

During the arrest, Bailess recovered a vehicle that had been stolen from Redwood Road, and Butts is expected to be charged with auto theft during an initial court appearance Tuesday, Pace said.