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Calhoun Co. man helps deputies make difficult arrest

A passerby did not think twice before helping sheriff deputies make a difficult arrest in Calhoun County.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017 12:43 AM
Updated: Nov. 15, 2017 10:35 PM

CALHOUN COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A passerby did not think twice before helping sheriff deputies make a difficult arrest in Calhoun County.

On Monday, deputies responded to Highway 9 after reports that a man was "acting strange and yelling at cars."
In a Facebook post, Sheriff Greg Pollan wrote, "Without regard to his own safety, Matthew Griffin went out of his way to assist the deputies."

Later on the post Pollan explained what his office discovered. After the arrest, deputies learned that individual being arrested was under the influence of flakka, a synthetic drug also known as the zombie drug.

"I had a hold of his legs and he bit me," said Griffin.

Griffin says he was passing by when he saw deputies, asked if they need help, deputies said yes, and Griffin quickly learned what kind of effects flakka can have on a person.

"Crazy is an understatement for what he was acting like," said Griffin. "He was fighting and biting."

Griffin says he is a member of the Citizens Militia of Mississippi, an organization that supports and helps law enforcement when needed.

"We do what is right because it is the right thing to do," said Griffin.

After seeing Pollan's Facebook post, Griffin says he is filled with joy.

"I'm overwhelmed," said Griffin. "People are too nice sometimes. I was just doing what any good citizen should do."
Pollan says he took to Facebook to give credit where it was due. He said he really appreciates all that Griffin did to help.

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