Four arrested after attempted correctional facility drug crime

Published: Jul. 31, 2014 at 7:21 PM CDT
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Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m., July 31, 2014, at the SMCI campus located in Leakesville, MS where officers found two packages. K9 personnel picked up a trail of the suspects which lead towards Wildcat Corner, located at the corner of High School Road and Hwy. 57 near Leakesville.

A short time later, a citizen of the community spotted two black males running out of the woods and jump into a car that was parked at Wildcat Corner. The vehicle was stopped inside the city limits of Leakesville by SMCI personnel in which resulted in the arrests of four suspects.

Arrested were: Ambreia Leigh Paige, 21, Hattiesburg, MS; Christian Diaboni Oliver, 23, of Jackson, MS; Gregory Demond Jones, 22, of Jackson, MS; and Cheryl Ann Davis, 36, of State Line, MS. All four suspects are charged with Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, a charge that could carry a sentence of up to five years in the penitentiary.

Davis is currently out on bond for two other charges of conspiracy to commit a crime. Her first charge came on April 18, 2014, with a second charge following on May 28, 2014. According to SMCI records, Davis is a former employee of the facility.

Oliver and Jones are currently on probation in Hinds County, MS. Oliver's original charge was possession of a stolen firearm and Jones' original charge was sale of a controlled substance. Paige had no prior criminal history.

The four suspects are in the Greene County Jail awaiting a bond hearing. Oliver and Jones are awaiting notification of their probation officers which generally results in a detainer being placed on the suspects for violation of probation.

South MS Correctional Institution wishes to thank everyone involved in the capture of these suspects and asks that any time there is suspicious activity to report the activity to the Sheriff's Department as soon as possible.