Shoplifting call leads to drug arrest in Tishomingo County

Randy Earl James | Photo: Tishomingo County Jail

A shoplifting call leads to deputies making a drug arrest in Tishomingo County.

Posted: Jul 23, 2018 2:42 PM

TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A shoplifting call leads to deputies making a drug arrest in Tishomingo County.  

Randy Earl James, 59, of Belmont, was arrested on July 21 and charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance. 

On the day of his arrest, Tishomingo County deputies responded to a shoplifting call at Tishomingo One-Stop in Tishomingo. 

The store's clerks stated a person was allegedly stealing items in the store. 

When deputies arrived, they confronted James and recovered an item he allegedly stole from the store. 

He was then arrested. 

When deputies searched him, they found alleged meth and Percocets in James' pocket. 

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