From Staff Reports
A state inmate awaits grand jury action after being bound over on felony drug charges in Eupora.
Antwayn Patterson, 34, had a preliminary hearing Oct. 23 in Eupora Municipal Court on a charge of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and possession of 15 dosage units of meperidine, all within 1,500 feet of a church.
Municipal Judge Buchanan Meek Jr. found sufficient evidence to bind him over to await the action of next Webster County grand jury.
Meek continued his bond at $25,000. However, the Mississippi Department of Corrections transferred Patterson from the county jail to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County on Monday.
Patterson was on probation after pleading guilty in 2006 to selling cocaine, for which he received a 10-year sentence.
The Eupora Police Department charged Patterson about a week after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Sept. 28. He was driving a motorcycle at the time of the accident.
Misdemeanor charges against Patterson of expired tag, no helmet and no proof of liability insurance were continued until after the next Circuit Court term.
Also during last week’s city court session, Kaneshia Mays, 21, of Mathiston had an initial hearing on a charge of robbery.
She is accused of robbing owner Joyce Hendrix at Pear Tree Corner on Oct. 16 after brandishing a kitchen knife. Meek continued her bond at $25,000 and set her preliminary hearing for Nov. 20.