Detectives arrest several for warrants, drug violations

Published 7:00 am Saturday, November 24, 2018

Several suspects were arrested for outstanding warrants during routine operations by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff David Allison said that narcotics detectives served a search warrant at a home located at 87 Lawson Taylor Road on Oct. 24, after receiving several community complaints alleging drug activity was occurring there.

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When the detectives arrived at the home, they found 46-year-old Michael Burnett, of 87 Lawson Taylor Road and Rhonda Bishop, 41, of 26 Deer Lane, Picayune, along with several other people standing in the front yard, Allison said.

During the search, the detectives found several large knives, drug paraphernalia and a number of items typically associated with the distribution of controlled substances, Allison said.

Both suspects were arrested for three counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and were each arrested for warrants. Burnett’s warrant was for a grand larceny, and Bishop had warrants for conspiracy to sell methamphetamine, sale of methamphetamine and transfer of methamphetamine, Allison said.

In a separate case that was worked on Nov. 2, detectives on patrol conducted a stop on the driver of a pickup truck for a child restraint violation. Allison said the detective later determined that two of the adults in the vehicle had warrants out for their arrest. The adults, identified as 34-year-old Matthew King of 69 Broad Ridge Dr., Carriere and Savannah Miller, 31, also of 69 Broad Ridge Dr., were arrested for the warrants. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning because it was determined that the child was not properly buckled to make room for King and Miller when the driver stopped to pick them up from the side of the road, Allison said.

On Nov. 8, detectives worked another case that involved 28-year-old Jamie Mitchell, who was reportedly staying at 1007 Cayten Street, was on the run from law enforcement, Allison said. Deputies arrived at the home and found Mitchell inside, who was later determined to be wanted for absconding from drug court in Meridian, Miss., Allison said. Mitchell was taken into custody and later extradited for the warrant, Allison said.