Ravenden Police Chief Tim McComas reports that two people were arrested on Saturday night by the Ravenden Police Department after they were called to the Flash Market on Hwy 63 where a black male was beating a white female.
When officers arrived, the vehicle took off with the black male on the hood of the vehicle, the vehicle was then stopped by the Ravenden Police. Chief McComas arrested Marcus D. Alcorn, 27, of Newport for domestic battery. Cpl. Bobby Woods spoke with the female, Lavonna Gail Strother, 28 of Batesville who had visible marks from the altercation on her when the female admitted to Cpl. Woods that the vehicle had drugs inside.
A search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of methamphetamine, assorted narcotic pills, marijuana and scales. The male subject, Marcus Alcorn was already on probation for previous drug charges.
Both individuals were charged with Possession with purpose to deliver, Methamphetamine; Possession with purpose to deliver, Schedule II Narcotic; Possession with purpose to deliver, Schedule IV Controlled Substance (2 Counts); Possession with purpose to deliver, Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with purpose to use (2 Counts); Possession of Schedule III Narcotics; Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substances. Alcorn was also charged with Domestic Battery.
Both were transported to Sharp County Jail before taken before the Honorable Judge Larry Hayes in the Lawrence County District Court Monday for bond hearings, Marcus Alcorn has a cash bond of 75,000.00 and Lavonna Strother had her bond set at 15,000.00. Both have a scheduled court date on November 16th 2011.