(The following is a press release from the Jones County Sheriff’s Dept.)
JONES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI – On July 1, 2018, Jones County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Sharon Road for a family disturbance complaint. When the deputy arrived it was reported that James Calvin, 35 of Laurel, was causing a scene as he had done the previous night. Calvin lived on the property behind the home in a camper.
When the deputy went to the camper to check it out, the door was open and a cell phone was lying nearby playing music, with a cold beer can next to it. The deputy noticed fresh shoe tracks that lead to a tree line. A K9 handler was notified and came to the scene with K9 Zedd.
After verbal warnings to surrender with no response from Calvin, the K9 was deployed and began tracking, immediately headed to the wood line where the tracks had indicated. After a few yards the K9 turned sharply to where plastic bottles containing different materials were lying on the ground. Through training and experience the K9 handler recognized the items as precursors to manufacture methamphetamine. K9 Zedd continued to track for approximately 45 yards when the suspect was heard calling out, “Don’t let that dog bite me!”
Calvin was taken into custody without incident and charged with Unlawful Possession of Precursor Chemicals with Intent and Disturbance of Family. His bond was set at $10,000.