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WCSO makes five felony arrests




The Warren County Sheriff’s office has arrested five individuals this week on felony charges.

Just after midnight on Monday, Deputy David Culbertson performed a traffic stop on Hwy 61 North just north of the city limits.  Deputy Culbertson pulled over the Nissan Altima for a traffic violation.  The driver, Cody Allen Butts, 30, of Redwood, was found to be a felon in possession of a firearm.

Butts made his initial appearance in Warren County court last week, where he was assigned a $5,000 bond.  Butts remains in custody at the Warren County jail as of this writing.

At around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to a disturbance on the 100 block of Abraham Drive.  Their investigation led to the arrest of D’vonte Amir King, 25.

King was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  King was assigned a bond on those charges in Warren County court, but is unable to post bail due to a retainer placed by the U.S. Department of Probation for violating the terms of his federal parole.

On Wednesday evening, Vicksburg Police Detective Mario Grady and Sheriff Martin Pace stopped a 2019 Mustang on I-20 near Clay Street for an improperly displayed tag. Officers discovered that the VIN (vehicle identification number) on the Mustang had been altered.  When officers checked the actual VIN number, they found that the vehicle had been reported stolen in January out of Lincoln County.

The driver, Devonte F. McKinzie, 28, of Hazelhurst, was charged with two felonies: possession of a stolen vehicle and altering a motor vehicle identification number. McKinzie was assigned a $10,000 bond and has since posted bail.

A passenger in the stolen Mustang also received felony charges after being transported to the jail for questioning. Aroneisha Moshae Montgomery, 24, of Hazelhurst, was charged with introducing contraband into a correctional facility.  Officers say that Montgomery was asked multiple times if she was in possession of any contraband or weapons, which she denied.  Upon arriving for questioning, Montgomery was searched by a female officer and was found to be in possession of marijuana.

Montgomery was assigned a $5,000 bond and has since posted bail.

On Friday morning, Deputy Dusty Keyes made a traffic stop that resulted in a felony arrest.  Just after 6 a.m., Deputy Keyes conducted a routine traffic stop on Hwy 61 South near Yokena.  The driver, 27-year-old Darius Moore, of Port Gibson, was found to be in possession of ‘several grams’ of methamphetamine.

Moore was assigned a $2,500 bond and has since posted bail.

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