Fighting, Resisting, Fleeing, 2 Arrested for Crack Cocaine, LIVINGSTON, February 9, 2012 - On February 3, 2012, Narcotics Detective Christopher Lima with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was patrolling an area of Mangum Road in Livingston and noticed a white female identified as Melissa Sue Harrington, 30, of Livingston, standing in the roadway near a residence where a crack cocaine arrest had been previously executed.
Lima made contact with Harrington and gained consent to search Harrington and her purse. Lima found Harrington to be in possession of crack cocaine. Detective Lima attempted to place Harrington under arrest and a brief struggle ensued with Harrington attempting to get away. She was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance (a felony) and resisting arrest.
Narcotics Detectives and Deputies with the Sheriff's Office, along with DPS Troopers and Constable Charlie Clack arrived at the residence to assist. An attempt to communicate with others inside the residence was made at which time it was discovered that two suspects had fled through the back door of the residence. A search got underway and both suspects were located and detained.
Narcotics detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence and summarily executed a search of the residence. During the search, more crack cocaine was located inside the residence and the homeowner, James Shirley, 63,of Livingston was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Special thank you: Narcotics Detective, Christopher Lima
Melissa Sue Harrington, 30, of Livingston
James Shirley, 63, of Livingston
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