Sheriff Dept. makes second arrest
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The Bolivar County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a second suspect in connection with an attempt to delivery contraband into the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility that occurred in the early morning hours of Aug. 19.

Christopher Autis Robinson of Corinth was arrested and charged with furnishing contraband and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Robinson was transported to Bolivar County this past Saturday from the Alcorn County Jail.

Bolivar County Sheriff’s investigators believe that Robinson was the driver of a suspicious vehicle that was noticed near the correctional facility.

As previously reported, the occupants of that vehicle, Lana Yates and Christopher Robinson, were allegedly attempting to deliver contraband at the BCRCF.

The vehicle made a pass of the facility and then took a farm road toward the rear of the prison. It was suspected the occupants of the vehicle were looking for a way to get contraband over or through the fence.

Additional investigators responded and set up a perimeter.

At approximately 1:19 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff investigators spotted a white female carrying a duffle bag, approach the prison on foot.

The female, later identified as Lana Yates of Corinth, went directly to a fence gate where she was stopped and arrested by BCSO investigators.

The duffle bag contained cell phone chargers, 19 of the 1 lb. bags of loose tobacco and various other tobacco products.

Yates was charged with introduction of contraband into a prison and conspiracy to commit a crime.

The vehicle and the white male suspect driving it, left the area and officers were not able to locate it.

Tobacco is banned in all MDOC facilities. It is a felony offense to attempt to deliver tobacco products to an inmate.