Missing person call prompts arrest

A Lincoln Parish deputy searching for a missing person arrested a Choudrant man on a variety of charges Sunday.

Deputy J. Marshall was searching the Sizemore Road area near Choudrant for a missing person reportedly driving a SUV. Marshall spotted a SUV parked near the trash dumpsters at Sizemore and Longstraw Road and stopped to investigate.

The driver of the SUV identified himself as James Tony Martin, but that name could not be located in the state record system. A records check revealed a warrant on file at the sheriff’s department for James Henry Martin, Jr. 

Marshall was able to retrieve a photo of James Henry Martin, 42, from the state system and confirm him as the driver in the SUV.

Martin was arrested on the warrant for failure to appear in court on a burglary charge. A search of the vehicle found a bag of suspect methamphetamine in the driver’s door panel.

Martin was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for the burglary warrant, resisting an officer by providing false information, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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