Labor Day Weekend Keeps Law Enforcement Busy

By BY BRITTNEY MANGUM,

Law Enforcement experienced a busy Labor Day weekend with multiple calls for emergencies.

On Saturday, August 31, around midnight, a resident called about a domestic altercation that was overheard on Hwy 18 West. The couple was originally outside the vehicle, but later got in the vehicle and drove down Hwy 18 to Pachuta. When they saw the deputy who was approaching to assess the situation, the car turned on to County Road 3102 driving at a high rate of speed. The driver hit gravel on the road and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle crashed into a tree where one of the passengers was ejected from the vehicle. Both victims were transported to a Meridian hospital by Paratech Ambulance.

On Sunday, September 1, a call was made about an accident on County Road 267 in the Center Ridge Community involving an ATV and a Ford F150. There were two passengers on the ATV at the time of impact. One of the passengers was airlifted to Jackson., The other passenger was taken to a Meridian hospital.

Also on Sunday, a call was reported about 10:00 p.m. regarding shots fired somewhere around the sandpit on County Road 158. The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has taken an individual into custody, and the suspect is being held in the Clarke County Jail. No injuries have been reported.

Tuesday morning, September 3, offered no break for law enforcement. At 7:40 Tuesday morning a call came in involving a wreck on County Road 250 where a truck had rear ended a garbage truck.