Sheriff’s Department arrests two

Published 6:29 pm Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department arrested two individuals last week on unrelated incidents, according to a press release from the department.

On Jan. 10, Timothy Bass, age 40 of Picayune, was arrested and charged with transfer of a controlled substance into a correctional facility, according to the release.

The releases states Bass had brought clothing to the jail at Millard for his son, who is incarcerated at the facility. Upon search of the clothing, corrections officers found pills sewn into the collar of one of the shirts. Deputies later arrested Bass at his home in Picayune.

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Major Steve Tucker, Chief Investigator for the department, said although Bass had left the jail before the clothes could be searched, officers were able to identify Bass as the one who had brought the clothes.

On Jan. 13, officers responded to a 911 call of burglary in progress on Anner Road in the McNeill-Steephollow area, the release states.

Tucker said the family who resided at the home was inside the house at the time Daniel Spiers, 26, also of the McNeill-Steephollow community, tried to enter the house.

“The homeowners were home, and called 911 from inside the house… Deputies arrived as (Spiers) was trying to leave,” Tucker said.

The release states that Spiers had used a ladder to enter a second story door. Deputies apprehended Spiers in front of the home, and found several items in Spiers’ possession that had come from inside the house.

Spiers was arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling.