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Man implicated in jail escape changes plea to guilty

January 31, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

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 O’Brien, 21, were the talk of the town last September after pulling off a jailbreak from the Clay County Detention Center.

LOCKDOWN: Two arrested after firearm, knife recovered at WPHS

January 31, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Sheriff’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.

Shoplifting arrest turns police chase

January 31, 2014

DTL staff

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.

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