Early Sunday Dispatch Leads to Fugitive Arrest

Clinton Police were dispatched to a Locust Street location at 4:30 Sunday morning on report of a dispute. On arrival Sgt. Mercer reportedly herd from a woman who reported the subject had just left the residence on foot. She indicated he had been drinking all day and came home intoxicated, starting an argument. He allegedly began throwing items around in the house. The officer noticed clothing and other items that appeared to have been thrown about. The woman indicated that as the man left the residence, he hit a small Christmas tree, causing it to fly in her direction and hit her on the face. She did not want to prosecute for this.

As officers were searching for the man, they reportedly discovered he was wanted out of Georgia for an alleged Probation Violation on a Drug Offense.

Clinton Police later arrested 29-year-old Jatavius Lumarus Boyd of 161 Cypress Street, Clinton, also known as “Tay Hill.” Mr. Boyd was served with a warrant charging Fugitive from Justice regarding the charges in Georgia. He was Charged with Public Intoxication offense in the City of Clinton.  A $232 personal recognizance bond was set on the Clinton charge. Mr. Boyd remained in custody overnight on the Fugitive from Justice charge.