Clinton Police Arrest Burglary Suspect Seek Public Help Apprehending a Second
Clinton, Miss. (June 27, 2016) Clinton Police have arrested an individual on drug and weapons charges. Detectives with the Clinton Police Department while following up on a burglary investigation, served a search warrant at 1047 Cherry Stone Dr. in Clinton.
Upon execution of the search warrant, CPD had cause to arrest John Balla for the charges of:
· Convicted Felon in Possession of a Weapon
· Possession of a Controlled Substance (Ice, methamphetamine) with Intent to Distribute
John Balla is affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood, and Simon City Royal gangs. Balla is a habitual offender with an extensive felony conviction record including burglaries, weapon charges, and narcotics offenses.
Evidence seized in Balla’s possession included a large quantity of ice (methamphetamine) and weapons to include ammunition reloading equipment. (See attached photos)
John Richard Balla
1047 Cherry Stone Dr.
Clinton Police are actively searching for a second suspect wanted in connection to this investigation.
An arrest warrant has been issued for David Martin of 1047 Cherry Stone Dr. for Convicted Felon in Possession of a Weapon also. Martin is a convicted felon and a roommate of Balla’s.
If you know his whereabouts of David Martin, please notify the Clinton Police Department 601-924-5252 or MS CrimeStoppers at 601-355-TIPS.
Additional charges could be forthcoming as the investigation continues.