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Columbia police make felony arrests

COLUMBIA, MS (AP)  - Columbia Police made three felony arrests over the weekend.

After being tipped off by an observant neighbor, police arrested Christopher Bagby on a charge of burglary for allegedly breaking into a shed at 806 Central Ave. on Sunday.

According to Columbia Police Detective Al Preston, officers on A Shift arrived on scene and spotted Bagby, 35, 90 Gardner Drive, Columbia, carrying a garbage can that contained a stolen air compressor.

In another case, a man was arrested on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm. According to Preston, Columbia Police Sgt. Mike Cooper stopped a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Highway 13 on Sunday.

According to the police report, the driver of the vehicle, William Peters 26, admitted that he had been drinking, that he did not have a license and that there was a pistol inside the vehicle.

Peters was arrested on charges of speeding, no driver license, possession of marijuana in motor vehicle, according to the jail log. Peters was not impaired, according to the police report.

The passenger in the vehicle, Jamar Deon Whalum, 24, 315 S. Main St., Columbia, was charged with felon in possession of the firearm.

In another case, Amando Sam Valdez, 55, 461 Pope Road, Columbia, was arrested for felony DUI after being stopped by Sgt. Cooper on Saturday night at the Amaco gas station in Columbia. According to Preston, another driver flagged Cooper down on Highway 13 to report Valdez.

Information from: The Marion County Informer,

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