Gunnison man arrested after search of home
by Rory Doyle
Dec 17, 2013 | 2717 views | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last week was a busy one for local law enforcement with a major drug bust in Gunnison and an altercation at the Shaw Dollar General.

After several months of investigation of possible narcotics activity in Gunnison that began with complaints from residents, the Bolivar County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at a residence that resulted in "the location and seizure of over a pound and a half of high-grade marijuana as well as a small cache of firearms, according to a press release from the sheriff's department.

Wykevion Fortney, 25, was arrested on Thursday and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (marijuana) and possession of a control substance (crack cocaine).

If convicted Fortney could be sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined over $250,000.

Fortney was released after making bond, which had been set at $150,000 by Judge Betty Taylor.

In Shaw Police Chief Anthony Gibson said a fight broke out between a Dollar General employee and the manager sometime last week..

Henry Coalson was charged with assault, resisting arrest and destruction of private property.

Jennifer Jackson, the store manager, was the individual that was assaulted.

After assaulting Jackson and destroying property in the store Coalson ran from the store and was apprehended by Shaw police officers in a nearby field.

Coalson bonded out on $1,500.