Clay 'Most Wanted' caught on meth charges

Carl Dean Haughto
DTL Staff
Staff Writer

A 52-year-old West Point man with a criminal history dating back 20 years is jailed on a new drug charge.

In early April, a Clay County Grand Jury indicted Carl Dean Haughton, of Mhoon Valley Road in western Clay County, on possession of methamphetamine charges.

Clay authorities have been looking for him since then and had him on the county’s “Most Wanted” list.

He was arrested Thursday by Columbus police near Wal-Mart in Columbus on charges of possession of paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.

According to Clay County Circuit Court records, Haughton was arrested in 2000 for car theft, burglary and grand larceny. He was indicted on those charges in April 2001 and in 2004, was sentenced to 15 years in prison with five years post release supervision.

In October 2014, his probation was revoked and he was sent back to prison for five years with orders to get long-term drug treatment.

He was paroled on May 2, 2016.