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Theft Recovery Winds Up March Activity For Deputies


By David Howell

TILLATOBA–As March came to an end Monday, Yalobusha County deputies recovered a stolen vehicle, closing a routine month for the department.
    Sheriff Lance Humphreys reported the vehicle was recovered near Tillatoba after his department received a tip about the suspicious vehicle. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Tennessee near Nashville. Two men were detained in the incident.
    The recovery ended a routine month of calls for the department that included dispatching 155 ambulance calls and 15 fire calls for eight grass fires and seven structure fires.
    Deputies also took two reports of identity theft during March, both stemming from income tax filings. Humphreys said in both cases, the victims had attempted to file their taxes only to discover someone had beat them to it–using a false identity.
    The sheriff added that his department generates a police report on the identity theft, which is used as proof to work with the Internal Revenue Service to sort out the fraudulent filing.
    “Hopefully they can get their refund,” Humphreys said.
 Other law enforcement calls in March included:
 • Johnathan Furr was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after deputies responded to a disturbance of the family call at his residence on March 14, just three days after his 24th birthday. He remains incarcerated in the Yalobusha County Jail.
    • Worked a child abuse case on March 12 on Hwy. 330. Humphreys said his department was contacted by the Department of Human Service for assistance. The case will be presented to a grand jury.
    • Investigated a disturbance of the family call on March 29 on County Road 125.
    • Worked a traffic accident on County Road 450 on March 28. Radio traffic by the initial deputy responding around 1:30 p.m. reported a rollover that likely occurred earlier that morning because the motor was cold and the blood inside the vehicle was dry. The driver could not be located. A law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service also responded to the accident.
    • Invited a report of malicious mischief on County Road 215 on March 24.
    • Worked a traffic accident on County Road 211 on March 23.
    • Took a report of a stolen vehicle on County Road 154 on March 22. Humphreys said the owner told authorities the 1964 Chevrolet C210 was taken between Valentine’s Day and March 22. The vehicle was running, but had a bad transmission.
    • Took a report of profane and indecent phone calls on March 14. A similar but unrelated report was taken on March 11.
    • Worked a traffic accident on County Road 169 on March 16.
    • Took a report of malicious mischief on March 11.
    • Took a report of simple assault and domestic violence on March 9.
    • Investigated a simple assault case on March 8.
    •Took a report of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident on County Road 211.
    • Investigated a report of petty larceny on County Road 135 on March 6.
    • Answered a dog complaint on County Road 21 on March 5.
    • Took a report of trespassing on March 4.
    • Took a report of simple assault on March 1.
    • Answered a domestic violence call on March 1.

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