The Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department has made several felony arrests in recent days.

Sheriff Randy Tolar reports the following arrests, all in separate, unrelated cases:

James L Samples Jr., 50, of Booneville, charged with felonious infliction of physical pain or injury upon a vulnerable person. Justice Court Judge Kimi Kitchens set bond at $20,000 with a condition of no contact with the victim. Tolar said deputies responded on April 15 to a disturbance call on County Road 5300 in which an elderly male was assaulted and transported to the hospital. The victim later signed an affidavit against Samples. Investigator Torie Jumper will present the case to the next county grand jury.

Ray Anderson Shelton, 60, of Booneville charged with felony fleeing on April 16. Justice Court Judge Trent Moore set bond at $5,000. Deputy Gunter Brumley was the arresting officer and the case will be presented to the next county grand jury by Investigator Jumper.

Dustin Mark Starling, 22, of Baldwyn, charged April 10 with simple assault on a police officer. Bond was set by Judge Moore at $5,000. Brumley was the arresting officer and Jumper will present the case to the next county grand jury.

Patricia Hughes Windham, 54, and James Floyd Little Jr, 50, both of Baldwyn, both charged with grand larceny. Tolar said the victim signed an affidavit against both suspects and warrants were issued for their arrests. They are accused of stealing a wallet with $2,000 cash inside. Bond was set by Judge Moore for Windham at $5,000 and Little at $10,000. Jumper will present the case to the next county grand jury.

Amanda Fritz Mason, 40, of Booneville charged March 18 with burglary of a dwelling. Bond was set by Judge Moore at $10,000. Tolar said the victim signed an affidavit against the suspect and she was arrested by Deputy Colby Adams. Jumper will present the case to the next county grand jury.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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