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MPD arrests suspects in forgery, drug, firearm cases

By J.D. Bailey
This article was published October 11, 2018 at 9:18 a.m.

The Magnolia Police Department has issued details on multiple recent felony arrests.

Included in the incidents, suspects were taken into custody for separate cases that include a forgery claim at a Magnolia bank, disturbances at local retail establishments, an episode of battery, and illegal drug and firearm possession, as well a case involving an unregistered sex offender.

The forgery claim, according to an MPD report issued this week, came Sept. 12 at Peoples Bank in Magnolia. Agents were called to the N. Jackson Street branch to investigate the case.

They discovered one suspect, Timothy Cantrell of Magnolia, according to the report. The 48-year-old was arrested Oct. 4 on three counts of forgery-second degree, as well as possession of methamphetamine, and furnishing possessing or using prohibited articles.

He was first-appeared before a judge the same day, where his bond was set at $100,000. As of Wednesday, the suspect is still incarcerated at the Columbia County Detention Center.

In the retail incidents, arrests were made at Walmart and TMT Tire and Wheel in Magnolia.

Police say that on Sept. 19, officers were called to the TMT Tire and Wheel to discover two individuals at the business in possession of illegal narcotics.

Christy Hall, 43, and Randy Hall, 41, both of Texarkana were arrested. Christy is facing charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. Randy is facing the same counts in addition to possession of an instrument of crime.

Both were first-appeared Sept. 20 and each issued a $2,500 bond. Christy was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Sept. 21. Randy was released the following day, according to inmate records.

The seperate, Walmart incident took place Oct. 1 when MPD officers were called to the retail giant’s parking lot, the MPD report said, “in reference to individuals trying to get into a vehicle.”

Ian Marlar, 42, of Magnolia was arrested by agents and charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a defaced firearm, and possession of an instrument of crime.

He was first appeared Oct. 2, where his bond was set at $250,000. As of Wednesday, Marlar is still incarcerated at the Columbia County Detention Center.

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The following incidents were also reported by the Magnolia Police Department:

  • Officers were called on Aug. 19 to Magnolia Regional Medical Center in reference to an alleged assault case. In the investigation, Lamarcos Curry, 32, of Waldo was determined as the suspect, the report said.

He was arrested Sept. 29 for battery-second degree. His bond was set Oct. 1 at $25,000, according to the MPD report. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center the same day.

  • A Sept. 1 traffic stop near the intersection of S. Calhoun and Renfore Street resulted in the driver arrested for illegal firearm possession.

According to the MPD report, officers spoke with driver, Elizabeth Linam, 33, of Magnolia and the weapon was discovered.

Linam was arrested Sept. 17 for possession of a firearm by a felon. She was first-appeared before a judge the same day, where her bond was set at $25,000, the report said.

The 33-year-old was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 21, inmate records show.

  • A Sept. 6 traffic stop on McNeil Street has resulted in the arrest of the driver, 58-year-old Kenneth Zachary of Magnolia.

He was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no seat-belt, and no driver’s license.

He was first appeared Sept. 7.

  • Elvis Barnes, 58, of Magnolia was arrested Sept. 16 after officers were notified he had “failed to come in on time to register as a sex offender,” the report said.

Barnes was said to have been notified Sept. 14 by the department that he was delinquent in his registration requirements, but still failed to register.

He was first appeared Sept. 17, where his bond was set at $5,000. He was released on bond from the Columbia County Detention Center Oct. 6.

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