Suspicious truck leads to arrests
A report of a suspicious vehicle led to the arrest of a pair of individuals on felony charges and the recovery of a stolen truck. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar reports deputies responding to a report of a suspicious white truck in the driveway of a vacant residence on County Road 8401 noticed the vehicle did not have a tag and the vehicle identification number was covered up. Deputies Aaron Stolz and Wesley Graves investigated further and after making contact with a male and female determined the vehicle to be stolen from Russellville, Ala. Joshua Kyle Polege, 29, of County Road 547, Booneville was charged with receiving stolen property and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Bond was set at $10,000 by Justice Court Judge Angela Pounds and a hold was placed on him by the Russellville Police Department as well as holds from other Mississippi agencies. Samantha Jo Pannell, 19, of Hall Road, Mantachie, was charged with receiving stolen property. Bond was set at $5,000 by Pounds. Other recent arrests in separate, unrelated cases include: • Haley Nichole Patten, 28, of Booneville was charged with possession/introduction of a controlled substance into a correctional facility along with a warrant for a misdemeanor petit larcency charge. Bond was set at $5,000 on the felony and $500 on the misdemeanor. The charge comes after Patten and another occupant of a vehicle stopped at a roadside safety checkpoint on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the intersection of County Roads 8160 and 8200 were arrested on outstanding warrants by deputies Taylor Walker, Doug Rakestraw and Graves. Tolar said they were warned they would be charged if they had any controlled substance on them and took it into the jail. During the booking process Patten was found to be concealing marijuana on her person. • Michael Paul Pounds, 37, of County Road 4181, was charged with domestic violence/aggravated assault after a female arrived at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville emergency room and reported she had been assaulted and choked. A warrant was issued for Pounds who turned himself in to the sheriff’s department. Bond was set at $5,000 by Justice Court Judge Richard Tollison. • Michael Andrew Killough, 20, of Highway 365 South, was charged with burglary of an auto and grand larceny. Bond was set by Judge Pounds at $6,000.