Archive - Jan 31, 2014 - News Article
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point local Austin Parker, 20, retracted a plea of not guilty and went forward with a guilty plea Jan. 24 for a felony escape charge along with a burglary of a dwelling charge.
Parker and fellow detainee Jonathan Oâ€™Brien, 21, were the talk of the town last September after pulling off a jailbreak from the Clay County Detention Center.
BY MARY GARRISON
Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department investigators arrested two juveniles Thursday on the campus of West Point High School on charges deadly weapons possession on school property.
WPHS was placed on lockdown about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, after a CCSD school safety officer recovered a weapon from a student after fellow students had reported seeing the student in possession of a firearm. Further investigation revealed another student in possession of a knife.
West Point Police Department officers got more than they bargained for when a routine shoplifting call turned into a pursuit Wednesday.
According to a WPPD incident report, officers were dispatched to the West Point Walmart in response to an alleged shoplifting. Upon arrival, Walmart employees told police an unknown woman filled a shopping cart with merchandise and then exited the store without paying for it. Employees reportedly told officers the alleged shoplifter got into a green Honda.