Police Chief: Streaker Was ‘Carefully Subdued’
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WATER VALLEY – The dispatch center lit up with calls last Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 16, after a streaker entered Rascals and got a Coca Cola and then entered the First Baptist Church.
Water Valley Police Chief Jason Mangrum reported criminal charges have not been filed against the adult female, and instead she was sent for a mental evaluation.
“Due to a possible mental crisis we are not pursuing charges at this time,” Mangrum explained. “It started at Rascals when she went in and got a Coke. We are not sure if she paid for it.”
The lady, who was not wearing any clothes, next went to the First Baptist Church and walked up and down the hallway. She exited the church prior to the officers’ arrival, but they soon spotted a vehicle matching the description provided by witnesses on the south end of town. Officers followed the vehicle north on the Hwy. 7 bypass and attempted a traffic stop. Mangrum said she continued driving to the police department where she exited her vehicle.
“She was carefully subdued and we called an ambulance,” Mangrum added.
“She was as naked as the day she was born.”
The chief reported cameras at the police department, convenience store and church recorded each encounter.
Other activity reported by the chief includes:
• Tayyar Azzan of Water Valley was arrested on August 22 for embezzlement after allegedly stealing lottery scratch-off tickets from Express Mart located at the Hwy. 7/315 intersection. Mangrum reported the investigation was launched after the store owner notified authorities that an employee had stolen two packs of lottery tickets. The chief said the lottery tickets were activated by the store employee. Winning tickets were cashed out in different stores around town.
“When a store activates a bundle of tickets the Mississippi Lottery Commission charges them for it. The store owner realized he received a bill for tickets that should not have been activated. The owner has been very helpful in this investigation,” Mangrum explained.
The chief said he immediately reached out to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation and worked with an investigator to track the stolen tickets. He reported the state lottery officials provided detailed information about each ticket.
“Right now we have tickets valued at $900 that were stolen and $445 in winnings that the suspect cashed out,” Mangrum added. “This was a joint investigation with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, they have been extremely helpful.”
Azzan was booked in the Yalobusha County Detention Center Monday afternoon and a $20,000 bond was set.
• Katrina Goliday, age 36, of Water Valley was charged with felony DUI on August 18. Goliday was arrested after officers were dispatched to a report of a stranded motorist on Frostland Drive. The chief said Goliday told officers she was out of gas and had pulled to the side of the road.
“Officers smelled alcohol and started a DUI investigation,” Mangrum continued. Goliday was charged with felony DUI after officers learned she had been convicted for three prior DUIs. She was booked in the Yalobusha County Detention Center.
• Scott Lexa and Noah Fondon were each charged with disturbing the peace and public intoxication on August 19. Mangrum reported an altercation between the men was reported at Main Street and Calhoun Street, adding that both men were hollering and creating a disturbance. They were arrested without incident. Lexa and Fondon both have a lengthy arrest history in the city. Lexa owes approximately $6,500 in unpaid fines in municipal court.