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Caledonia man jailed for witness intimidation

 

Seth Putnam

 

A Caledonia man will stay behind bars until his drug trial is heard in November, after allegedly intimidating a witness in the case. 

 

Dana J. Studdard, 44, of 631 West-brook Road in Caledonia, was arrested Friday by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics at the home of a witness in an upcoming court case against him for two felonies: manufacturing marijuana and the possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. 

 

Narcotics Officer David Criddle would not elaborate on the details of how Studdard intimidated the witness, but he said the victim was not injured. Studdard is being held without bail until his court date, which is Nov. 8. The charge carries a maximum of two years in prison or a $500 fine. 

 

Studdard was previously arrested for selling a controlled substance on Aug. 3.

 

 

 

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Article Comment concerned citizen commented at 7/27/2010 4:42:00 PM:

Actually the decent people of Lowndes County care.

 

Article Comment ford93 commented at 8/23/2010 11:14:00 PM:

THANKS DAVID THIS STUDDARD BOY HAS RUNNING HARD FOR YEARS.JUST FEEL SORRY FOR THE MOTHER AND FATHER ALL YOU CAN DO IS RAISE THEM THE BEST YOU CAN.IN THIS CASE I HAVE LEARNED THIS BOYS BEEN SLIPPING BUY THE LAW FOR YEARS.WRECKING CARS TRUCKS FOR YEARS DRIVING DRUNK HE HAS LEFT GREEN OAKS I HAVE SEEN 30-40 TIMES DRUNK OR METH UP IN THE LAST YEAR .JUST GLADE MY WIFE OR KIDS DID NOT MEET HIM DRIVING.ALSO LEARNED HE HAS BEEN ON METH FOR 12-15 YEARS AND DRIVING FOR UPS.PLEASE.DO THEY NOT DRUG CHECK THEM.WE NEED TO KEEP THESE KIND OF PEOPLE OUT OF CALEDONIA.SAD BEEN WORKING FOR UPS FOR 18 20 SOMETHING IN THERE AND LOSE IT ALL OVER THESE .IT DONT TAKE MUCH TO TELL A METH HEAD TEETH BAD SKINNY AND DONT EAT LOOK IT UP IT KILLS.SAD SAD I KNOW SOME OTHER FAMILY'S ARE GLADE HE IS OFF THE STREET AND MAY BE FOR A LONG TIME.SO I GUESS THE BUK-STOPS HERE THANKS LAW INFOR.

 

Article Comment pipeliner31 commented at 8/25/2010 3:02:00 PM:

This article is incorrect. Dana Studdard was not arrested "at the home of a witness". He was arrested at Green Oaks Golf Course. For all those who have heard that he intimidated a judge, a juror, and an attorney, that is also incorrect. That is the wording of the charge. "Intimidation of witness, judge, juror, or attorney". If Dana was participating in witness intimidation, it was not in person. There are witnesses who can testify to that. Many believe that the "witness" in this case is a crazy female who has set him up for the second time. The first time was because she had been arrested previously, and the police gave her the opportunity to give them someone else. I agree with a person who had posted here several weeks ago, who has since deleted the pro-Dana message. If he is guilty of anything, it is of bad judgement. It is very unsettling to me that many draw conclusions and place judgement on people that they hardly know. The above assumptions that Dana has been on meth for 12-15 years is a total falsehood. How did you know that he was methed up or drunk leaving Green Oaks? Did you play golf with him that day? I wish the best for Dana Studdard and hope that he gets through this without going to prison. Some folks just need a wake up call. Let this be his. He is not nor has ever been a danger to society.

 

Article Comment ford93 commented at 8/27/2010 6:10:00 PM:

So sad not just me but lots of us out at green oaks for years have been saying what is that kid on.I'm talking 7or8 years I know he left there then crashed it was a tournament weekend heard left the seen.Next day back playing with a hole in his back.He talks about how many wrecks he has had when he is juiced up out there and that's every weekend.Dont know about the girl who you said set him up but it takes too to tangle.So they both like it she needs help to then.Been when you smell smoke there fire.99 percent of the time.Thinks he has said got out of 3or4 DUI I have heard just listening. Talk to a man out at green oak said he was marriage and had 2 boys which I did not know this never heard him talk about them but said the wife got her cloths and kids and left and never went back and got FULL custody of them.So he a good man you say I have always heard its 50/50 custody unless one of you are supper bad.This really woke me up to this boy.Bet the X could tell-all or write a book.Keep Caledonia clean moms and dads.Meth kills

 

Article Comment hammert commented at 9/1/2010 11:42:00 AM:

ford93,you are the exact definition of ignorant. I will paraphrase the definition for you. It means not knowing. There is no way you are a member of the Green Oaks family. We don't have but a few snakes there and we don't normally let them in our group. You sound to me like you are more in line to be buddies with David. I don't think you are from Caledonia either, basic spelling and grammar were were stressed in school. There's nothing like an anonymous web post to make a person take shots at someone they dislike. I bet you are very friendly with Dana when he's in front of you. That would qualify as you being two faced, spineless, etc. All you have to do is read my user name and if you are by chance a member of Green Oaks, you know who I am. Come see me, I would love to debate this issue with you.

 

Article Comment caledoniamama commented at 9/1/2010 3:10:00 PM:

I think it is very sad when someone can annonymously post a comment slandering someone's name just because his name is in the paper. I'm not debating anything about Dana. I do know him personally. Yes he is divorced and has 2 sons he is very proud of. And yes he worked at UPS, and maybe what you should consider is that before he worked there he was at work in the Army defending the freedom that allows you to post annonymous comments in a newspaper online obviously becausse you have a personal agenda.

 

Article Comment ford93 commented at 10/24/2010 10:48:00 PM:

Yes a member of Green Oaks 22 years.And have seen this young man out of control out there for years.And have always wondered how he drives home some of those Saturday nights.I know he has crashed 2 times myself and total one of them.But for the most of the time he is jittery gritting his teeth and want stop talking.So just do a search on METH USERS and forgot teeth bad and loss of weight.He has all 5 of these.And only 3 percent get off after 6 months rehab that's 3 out 100 not good odds you say.But to top all this off he has done NO REHAB.Take it for what it,s worth.Him and the girl need to be sent off for a while would not hurt my feelings.The charges are manufacturing METH and Mary Jane I'm old that's what they called it in my days with intent to sale. So Sad feel sorry for his mother and father its embarrassing for them and his kids.His father said they hoping he don,t do any prison time but it did not look good .Its coming to trail Nov. 15.We will see who who then.David thanks and keep Caledonia Drug Free.And my spelling may not be correct but it will get the job done. And threaten to kill a witness and gets out please.Ray Charles could see this he is telling all and on everyone he sold too to save his own.I,m not that old too see this.

 

Article Comment deerdude23 commented at 6/25/2011 11:17:00 PM:

NONE if yall know studdard like i do he low a low down meth head abusive asshole yall are all talking about this that and the other and SOME of it is true but most of it is not he grows pot in his woods smokes meth and his brother lets his kids drink so if you do not know the whole truth then STFU ok he is not a good guy like that lady said. If he was a good guy he wouldnt be in all this trouble so my advice is leave it alone

 

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