LCSD makes gun trafficking arrest at a Meridian motel

Published: May. 27, 2020 at 12:24 PM CDT
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A bizarre arrest happened Wednesday morning in Meridian after deputies from the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department were called to a motel.

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says the department responded to the Astro Motel on Frontage Road.

Deputies arrested Caitlin Roe of Sumter, South Carolina, and Poncy Davis, of Meridian, on numerous charges.

According to Calhoun, Roe had been stealing guns, jewelry, and other valuables from a relative for months, and pawning the items here locally since December.

Davis was allegedly was also involved in the thefts. He’s charged with one count of burglary and misdemeanor receiving stolen property.

Roe is charged with 11 counts of possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of receiving stolen property, grand larceny and gun trafficking.