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Complaint leads to arrest of Brazil man

Thursday, January 10, 2013

David Howes
A compliant from a citizen led to the arrest of one man Wednesday, Jan. 9.

David Howes, 25, Brazil, was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The Brazil City Police Department received a compliant from a citizen near North Walnut Street, after hearing gunshots coming from a residence in the area.

Officers with the police department, along with the Clay County Sheriff's Department, arrived at the scene and spoke to several neighbors nearby, who believed the gunshots came from 315 N. Walnut St.

According to Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen, officers were aware previous complaints had been made about the same residence regarding gunshots being fired.

Upon arrival at the residence, officers saw shell casings on the porch of the home and on the sidewalk.

Howes answered the door and complied with being searched, according to McQueen. During the search, officers allegedly found a controlled substance that wasn't in an approved container. McQueen said Howes did not show the officers any documentation to show he had a prescription for the substance. It was found to be a schedule four substance, meaning a doctor can only prescribe it. Possession without a prescription is a felony.

Officers asked to enter the home to make sure residents were uninjured. One other person was inside the home and was not injured.

On exiting the home, officers told Howes they were going to arrest him with the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. According to McQueen, at that time, Howes allegedly folded his arms in front of him and backed up against the house. He allegedly refused to place his hands behind his back, forcing officers to take him to the ground where he was handcuffed.

Howes was transported to the Clay County Justice Center. His bond was set for $7,000 with no 10 percent allowed. As of Thursday afternoon, Howes was still incarcerated at the justice center.

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Probably has that stupid look on his face because he has always wanted to meet Big Bubba in jail, have fun dropping the soap stupid!

-- Posted by trapperfrye on Thu, Jan 10, 2013, at 7:05 PM

lets see,reports of shots fired,police arrive,find empty casings on the porch,plus previouse reports,and then found in possession of controlled substances,yeah gang,this one wanted to get free meals and free room and board.one word sums this up.dumbass

-- Posted by unclegrabby on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 12:47 AM

I wonder if Mr. Howes is still laughing?

-- Posted by Daryl Andrews on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 8:07 AM

That has to be the happiest mug shot I have ever seen. Shaking my head in wonder.

-- Posted by indianamama on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 10:23 AM

can't fix stupid -_-

-- Posted by stardemon on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 10:43 AM

Possession and INFLUENCE of a controlled substance .. lol.

And he "shore has a perdy mouth" .. ha ha

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 11:23 AM

Prime example of a person that shouldn't have or own any type of gun... PERIOD....

-- Posted by TiredofIdiots on Sun, Jan 13, 2013, at 7:15 PM

Nice to see this kid hasn't changed since elementary school.

-- Posted by millie09 on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 6:28 AM

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