DCSO makes multiple arrests

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On Wednesday August 10 at approximately 10:13 a.m., Sheriff Mark Gober received a call from a Drug Task Force agent stating he had attempted to make a traffic stop on Jerry Brooks, who had outstanding warrants at this time. When his vehicle stopped, Brooks fled from the vehicle and the agent noticed a hand gun in Brooks’ hand.

The Task Force agent asked for assistance from the Drew County Sheriff’s Department. A total of six from the DCSO arrived at the scene to assist.

Also on the scene were members of Chicot County Sheriff’s Department, Dermott Police Department, Ashley County Sheriff’s Department, and the Arkansas Department of Corrections K-9 unit. The K-9 team tracked Brooks to the edge of the Bayou Bartholomew and then picked up the track of Brooks on the west side of the Bayou in Drew County showing that Brooks did swim the Bayou. The tracking of Brooks continued well into the night around 9 p.m. and was suspended due to lack of tracks located by the dogs. A deputy received a call around 3 a.m. that Brooks had stopped at a residence in Collins and changed shoes then left. The following morning at approximately 9:30 a.m., Sheriff Gober drove to the Sixteenth Section Road where Jerry Brooks had been living with his father. According to the DCSO report, as Gober approached the residence nearing the driveway, he observed Jerry Brooks riding on a four-wheeler headed south towards me and turning into the driveway of his dad’s house. As Gober drove into the yard, Brooks got off the four-wheeler and walked to the door of the home and laid down at the door, which was opened by his dad. Brooks was then taken into custody. Sargent Dan Garrison and Deputy John Herrington arrived at the scene and transported Brooks to the Drew County Detention Facility. Jerry Brooks was given a $150,000 cash bond and remains in custody.

Shortly after Brooks was placed in the transport vehicle, the Radio Dispatcher reported that a man that had his side by side stolen from his residence in Monticello early that morning had just driven passed his side by side on Garnett Road. He reported to Dispatch that the white male driving the side by side drove to Rose Hill Church, located at the corner of Highway 83 and Rose Hill Cutt off, then fled on foot running into a tree line headed south. The caller identified the male as Jessie Morgan, age 27 of Drew County. Jessie Morgan at the time, had a warrant from the Drew County Sheriff’s Department for Theft of a Vehicle. According to witnesses, on July 12, Morgan stole a Cadillac off of Drew 22 Lane. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Jessie Morgan.

A search was conducted on foot for approximately forty-five minutes before he walked out of the woods near officers and turned himself in. Morgan was taken into custody on scene. The witness said Morgan had a back pack earlier when he ran. A search was conducted for his back pack. After going back in the area Morgan fled, the back pack was located in a wooded area. A glass pipe was found inside the pack.

Jessie Morgan was given a $15,000 bond and bonded out on August 14.

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