Illegal burning leads to warrant service

Around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Pct. 4 Deputy Jimmy Cox was serving civil papers on Crockett Forest Drive when he came upon a large lot where numerous downed trees were burning, as people with machetes continued to cut and throw wood onto the fire.

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Since there is an active burn ban in Montgomery County, Cox called the Cut and Shoot Fire Department.

While waiting for firefighters to arrive, Cox struck up a conversation with a male juvenile who wandered up. During their conversation, Cox discovered the juvenile was the person named in the papers he was in the area to serve for Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts, regarding a school related issue.

The CSFD responded to the illegal burn and extinguished it.

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