Pine Belt woman arrested for disregarding statewide burn ban
By WDAM Staff| October 22, 2015 at 4:36 PM CDT - Updated July 25 at 7:41 AM
A Pine Belt woman will face charges after authorities said she ignored the statewide burn ban. Jones County Sheriff deputies arrested Sherri Pennington Wednesday night after she ignored commands to put out a blaze.
Her bond is set at $500.
At the request of the Mississippi Forestry Commission, Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statewide burn ban Tuesday because of extremely dry conditions. The ban will last indefinitely.