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Man charged with supplying alcohol to minors

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Paul Doyle Harrison, 25, of Melbourne was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and 10 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors after Izard County deputies were called out to his residence on the morning of Sept. 16.

Sheriff's deputies responded to complaints of excessive noise from what callers supected was a party at Doyle's residence

"Furnishing alcohol to a minor is a serious offense. Even permitting minors to consume alcohol is serious," said Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. "Just a minute amount can easily bring a minor to the illegal .02 (blood alcohol) level."

Russell Wayne Vassey, 38, of Oxford was charged with felony theft following a traffic stop in Melbourne Sept. 15.

Vassey allegedly purchased hardware items at B&B Supply in Franklin and Miller's Hardware in Melbourne by charging the items to a local apartment complex under the false pretense that he was in charge of the facility's maintenance. He then pawned the hardware at various local shops, according to authorities.

Vassey remains in the Izard County Detention Facility, charged with a class D felony and is being held in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

Deputies responded to a call when the occupant of an Oxford residence reported finding Army explosives on her property Sept. 16.

Mrs. James McCurley of Oxford was in the process of moving to a new residence when she came upon the items that her deceased husband had aquired from his years serving the military.

After examining the items and speaking with the U.S. Army Explosive Ordinance Detachment in Pine Bluff, Sheriff Tate Lawrence determined that the items included C4, TNT and blasting caps.

Members of the Pine Bluff EOD arrived to examine the scene and determined that the explosives were inoperable training devices and presented no danger. The items were then transported to Pine Bluff by Army personnel.



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