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East Prairie man charged with felony in jail

Nov 22, 2013 -- 11:05am


An East Prairie man is facing more charges after a jail contraband investigation.  40-year-old Jimmy Allen Polston was charged with possession of a weapon/dangerous item in the county jail and damage to jail property. Bond was set at $50,000.  Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore says the investigation began when a corrections officer saw Polston carrying a piece of paper across the inmate living quarters.  Surveillance video showed Polston had left a cell with a lit paper, and then walked back into a different, unoccupied cell after passing the ignited note through the door.  A search found a cigarette lighter, and Polston acknowledged using and concealing it.  A lighter is classified as dangerous contraband.


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