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.
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.