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INCIDENT / ARREST REPORT

Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department
711 Jackson Avenue E
Oxford, MS 38655

 _X_ INCIDENT
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 ___ ARREST
     ___ Child Abuse
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 CASE NUMBER:
  000164-12A-2014
Date Reported:
  1-12-2014
 Time Reported:
  11:29 AM
 OFFENSE:
  TBD
 STATUTE:
  
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted
 OFFENSE:
  
 STATUTE:
  
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted
 OFFENSE:
 
 STATUTE:
 
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted
 Location of Offense(Exact address, include Room/ Apt. No.)
  Hurricane Creek and Highway 7, Oxford, Mississippi
 Date of Offense:
  TBD
 Time of Offense:
  TBD
 Location of Arrest (Exact address, include Room/Apt. No.)
  N/A
 Date of Arrest:
  N/A
 Time of Arrest:
  N/A
 Reporting Officer:
  Det. Sam Murphy
 Unit Number:
  633
 Assisting Officer:
  Det. Ted Armstrong
 Unit Number:
  615

 

PERSON 1
 Type:
 Witness
 Category:
 Adult
 Foul Play Suspected
 unknown
 Name:
 Tucker Baines
 Alias/Street Name/ Nickname
 none
 Vic/Offender Relationship
 unknown
 Race
 White
 Height
 5' 11"
 Weight
 185 lbs.
 Hair
 Blond
 Eyes
 Blue
 Sex
  M
 Hat
 N/A
 Jacket/Coat
 Blue
 Shirt
 Gray
 Pants
 Blue
 Skirt/Dress
  N/A
 Age
     35
 DOB
 5-22-78
 Soc. Security #
 XXX-XX-XXXX
 Scars/Marks/Tattoos
 none visible
 Injury Extent
 None visible
 Injury Description
 N/A
 Address
 436 Sisk Avenue, Oxford, MS
 Res Phone 816-XXXX
 Bus Phone 915-XXXX
 Occupation
 Assistant Professor
 Employer/School
 Meek School of Journalism and New Media, University of Mississippi
 Employer Address
 1 Grove Loop, University, MS

 

 REPORTING OFFICER'S NARRATIVE(Brief narrative of the facts surrounding the offense and the arrest.)

At 11:29 a.m., Dispatch received a 911 call reporting the discovery of a bag containing what appeared to be ice skates near Hurricane Creek at Highway 7. The caller identified himself as Tucker Baines (Person 1). Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Unit 222 (Officer S. Vittel) was dispatched and arrived at the scene at 11:41 a.m. After confirming the presence of at least one piece of luggage, R/O secured the scene and contacted Dispatch to request detectives be dispatched to that location.

Reporting Investigators (R/Is) Detectives T. Armstrong and S. Murphy were notified and proceeded directly to the scene. At R/Is' request, a CSU officer was also notified to respond to the scene.

Location where Baines found the skate bag

R/Is arrived at the scene at 11:55 a.m. Upon arrival, R/Is found that R/O had secured the area. Environmental conditions at the scene upon arrival are as follows: Weather: Clear; Exterior Ambient Temperature: 55°F / 13°C, Relative Humidity: 41%.

R/O Vittel made the following verbal report, which is stated in summary and not verbatim.

R/O was met on the side of Highway 7 at the Hurricane Creek bridge by Baines, who led R/O to the location alongside Hurricane Creek where Baines found the bag containing what he believed to be ice skates.

R/O confirmed the presence of the bag and what appeared to be ice skates inside. R/O then secured the area and requested Dispatch notify detectives to respond to R/O's location to examine evidence potentially relevant to the Maxwell investigation.

R/O had Baines and his dog wait at the scene pending R/Is' arrival.

After receiving the report from R/O Vittel, R/Is conducted a preliminary inspection of the scene.

R/Is observed two large Pullman-type suitcases, one canvas duffle bag, one leather tote bag, one small case, one garment bag and three skate bags. The items are consistent with descriptions of the items of luggage belonging to Cameron Maxwell and Caitlin Maxwell.

The location of the items is potentially consistent with the items being thrown from the Highway 7 bridge to the creek bed with some items taken downstream approximately 300 yards. The condition of the luggage was consistent with their being in that location undisturbed for a number of days.

CSU arrived at the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m. Forensics officer T.R. Douglas conducted preliminary field tests on the items and found all were negative for the presence of human blood. Further analyses will be conducted at the crime lab.

Officer Douglas also collected soil and water samples from the location for future uses.

A search of the surrounding area found no other potential evidence.

Evidence remanded into the custody of Officer Douglas for transport to the State Crime Lab for routine analysis. CSU is expected to submit an inventory of items taken into evidence within seven days of this report, with detailed report(s) of their findings to follow as soon as possible.

 

 DEFENDANT'S VERSION/REMARKS(What did the defendant say?)

N/A

 

 REPORTING OFFICER  Sam Murphy  DATE REPORTED  1-12-2014
 REPORTING OFFICER  //Sam Murphy
 Signature
 633
 Unit Number
 1-12-2014
 Date
 ASSISTING OFFICER  //Ted Armstrong
 Signature
 615
 Unit Number
 1-12-2014
 Date

 

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  • Now I'm so curious... was it someone that they knew intimately enough to follow into a car? Or were they subdued from the get-go? I'm almost lead to believe that they were picked up by someone they trusted, since no evidence was found at the bus stop of blood/hair/skin/any subduing chemical. Then again, there are many ways to go about a kidnapping.

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