A cache of marijuana, cell phones and tobacco destined for the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility was stopped short of reaching its destination Sunday when deputies spotted a subject running across jail grounds.
After a short search of the area near the jail, deputies located 22-year-old Markee’s Parker-Shorter of Shelby hiding in a grassy area along MS Highway 8 West.
Parker-Shorter was in possession of the contraband “pack” at the time he was located.
He was later charged with Furnishing Contraband to Prisoners as well as felony possession of marijuana.
Also arrested in the incident and charged with Conspiracy to Furnish Contraband to Prisoners was 28-year-old Ericka Pomerlee of Cleveland.
She was found parked near where Parker-Shorter was apprehended.
Inside the package was a pound of pipe tobacco, several ounces of suspected marijuana, cell phones with chargers, a hacksaw, a pair of pliers and a hammer.
Both Parker-Shorter and Pomerlee were taken before Bolivar County Judge Hunter Nowell on Tuesday, at which time Parker-Shorter was given a $5,000 bond.
Pomerlee was denied bond as she was already out on an unrelated felony charge.
Both subjects remain in the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility.