Stone County man refuses to leave convenience store, ends up arrested on drug charges


Stone County authorities responded to a call Thursday night, June 7, regarding a man who appeared intoxicated refusing to leave a Mountain View convenience store. The man, identified in court records as Jacob Edward Hamilton (pictured), 27, was also possibly harassing the store clerk, the court info noted.

Upon arrival, officers recognized Hamilton from previous encounters as someone with a history of violence toward law enforcement officers, the affidavit of probable cause for arrest stated.

Hamilton initially refused to obey officers’ orders to stay inside the store and appeared disoriented with a dilated pupil that did not react to light, the court documents state. After a brief scuffle, Hamilton was placed in handcuffs.

A search of the suspect’s clothing yielded a small plastic bag containing a white crystalline residue, believed to be methamphetamine; a metal spoon with a similar white crystalline substance; and a hypodermic needle, according to documents.

Hamilton was transported to the Stone County Detention Center. He is facing felony charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication, and he is also being charged under the Habitual Offender Act.

Image via Stone County Sheriff’s Office

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