Marshall Dale Jones of Pennington Gap Arrested

Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons reports that Deputy Chad Rouse was on patrol in the Pennington Gap section of Lee County when he observed a suspicious person riding a bicycle and wearing a backpack. Deputy Rouse approached the person and found him to be 45 year old Marshall Dale Jones of Pennington Gap. When Jones was confronted he fled into the Food City Shopping Center parking lot.
Parsons said that Rouse followed and observed Jones go into the weeds. When Rouse caught up to Jones he observed the backpack lying nearby. Deputy Rouse searched the backpack and found five bags of Methamphetamine, totaling 22 grams. He also discovered a bag of marijuana, scales, empty bags and syringes.
According to Sheriff Parsons; other officers arrived to assist. When the officers searched Jones they found a .45 caliber handgun in his waistband. Jones was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm after Being a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of an Illegal Drug, and Obstruction of Justice.
Sheriff Parsons commended Deputy Rouse and the officers who assisted him, Deputy Lt. Todd Jones, and Pennington Gap Officers Traci Parker and Johnny Gwinn.

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