The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department has had a busy week.

On Thursday, deputies made two arrests in Vaiden, one pertaining to possession of various drugs and another regarding a residential burglary.  

During a drug investigation at the 35/55 Truck Stop’s parking lot, deputies ar-rested 37-year-old Christopher Coker of Vaiden.

Christopher Coker


He was charged with possession of cocaine, Ecstasy tablets and marijuana.

He was transported to the Carroll-Montgomery County Regional Correctional Facility.

During his booking, Coker attempted to escape the building by trying to scale a 20-foot-tall fence with razor wire, Sheriff Clint Walker said.

Correctional officers apprehended Coker and took him back into custody after a brief struggle, the sheriff said. Coker was treated for lacerations from the razor wire and was also charged with attempting to escape.

Justice Court Judge Dorothy Branch set bond at $25,000 for all of Coker’s charges.

Coker was still behind bars Friday.

Deputies also arrested Lauren Herbert, 37, of Vaiden in connection with a residential burglary on East Street in Vaiden.

Lauren Herbert


The deputies arrested her Thursday and charged her with burglary of the dwelling, which happened Wednesday.

During a search of Herbert’s residence on Bermuda Street in Vaiden, deputies recovered most of the furniture stolen from the residence on East Street, Walker said.

The sheriff thanked a local neighborhood watch for its vigilance. “We’re extremely grateful that they’re watching out,” he said.

As of Friday, Herbert was  behind bars at the Leflore County Jail. Bond was set at $1,500.  

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