Chief Reports Quiet Week In The Valley
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WATER VALLEY – A Water Valley man was arrested for DUI after he was stopped for careless driving on Main Street last Thursday.
“The officer had to swerve out of the way to keep from getting hit, the vehicle cross the center line,” Chief Jason Mangrum reported. Richard Rowsey, 62, of Water Valley was transported to the Yalobusha County Detention Center (YCDC). The chief said the officer observed an open beer in the vehicle’s cupholder and smelled the odor of an intoxicating beverage. Rowsey posted bond and is scheduled to appear in municipal court.
• Cynthia Gooch, 36, of Water Valley was arrested for Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (meth) on March 15. Mangrum reported officers were called to a disturbance at Berkshire Apartments in the city. Gooch was initially taken into custody at the scene after officers determined she had a warrant from the Mississippi Department of Corrections. During the arrest they found a glass pipe and alleged methamphetamine in her possession. She was transported to YCDC and remain in custody.
• Hurley Morgan, 59, of Water Valley was arrested for trespassing on March 17. Mangrum reported the arrest was made after Morgan was at a neighbor’s house allegedly banging on the doors and windows.
Officers responded and arrested Morgan.
“He had been repeatedly asked to leave,” Mangrum said.
• James Pomlee, 72, of Water Valley was arrested for trespassing on March 16. Pomlee was located inside a vacant building on Stephens Street and did not have permission to be on the property.
“It was a relatively uneventful week,” Mangrum added.