Rankin County Deputy Injured During Narcotics Arrest
On March 16, 2016 Narcotics Officers with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office, Flowood PD, and Brandon PD conducted a controlled purchase of Narcotics near the intersection of Orleans Way and MS Highway 18 in Brandon MS. A Confidential Informant purchased Suboxone pills from James STILWELL. After the purchase was completed, marked patrol units attempted to take James STILWELL in custody. James STILWELL was turning his vehicle attempting to flee from the marked units and striking the door of a Rankin County Deputy’s vehicle, pinning the Rankin County Deputy between the two vehicles. James Stilwell was taken into custody by several Officers’ on scene and the vehicles were moved freeing the deputy. The Deputy was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. James STILWELL was charged with Sale of Controlled substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. James STILWELL was booked into the Rankin County Jail and will have an initial appearance before Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel and District Attorney Michael Guest.
Stillwell, James Allen Jr.
29 yoa male
2385 Harahan Drive Pearl, MS 39208