Two arrested for drugs, bonds reduced for car burglary suspects

Logan (left) and Malouf
Steve Rogers
Staff Writer

A man and a woman face multiple drug charges after a traffic stop on Highway 45 Alternate South Monday night.

Meanwhile, bonds for three Arkansas women charged with auto burglary in West Point last week have their bonds lowered to $100,000, but they still face credit card fraud and related charges in Lafayette County in Mississippi.

And some of the trio also are wanted on warrants in Arkansas.

During a brief arraignment Tuesday in Municipal Court, Judge Mark Cliett set a total bond of $45,000 for 34-year-old Cornell Logan, who is charged with possession of 7.4 grams of meth, 1.5 grams of meth, .07 grams of heroin and a drug found in a syringe during the traffic stop Monday night.

He also is charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon after a weapon was found in the car. He has prior convictions in 2013 in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court and last year in Clay County Circuit Court.

Clint set a $10,000 bond for 22-year-old Lawson Bailey Malouf who was in the car with Logan. She is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance stemming from the drugs in the syringe and the 1.5 grams of meth.

In the auto burglary cases, bonds originally were set at $10 million Friday for Katrice Missouri, Hkavona Venquell Morris, and Cameko Latoya Cogsdell, the three Little Rock, Ark., women arrested at about 4 a.m. Thursday for breaking into a car in the parking lot at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Local authorities had sought the high bonds while they determined the women’s true identities and where all they might be wanted.

During Tuesday’s hearings, police said they would leave bonds up to the courts and suggested they were going to get the three women to Oxford to face charges there but weren’t yet sure about sending them back to Arkansas.

“Based on all the things out there, given the distance where they live and the other things pending, I think this is the appropriate bond,” Cliett said.

Morris is charged as the actual burglar and Missouri and Cogsdell are charged as accessories before the fact, according to affidavits read in court Tuesday.

Missouri and Cogsdell said they needed public defenders appointed for them bu Morris had an attorney from Helena, Ark., in court with her Tuesday.

All three may seek bond reductions.

They entered not guilty pleas and have preliminary hearings set March 26.

They were caught when a security guard at North Mississippi Medical Center spotted them breaking into the car on surveillance videos and called police, who arrived quickly and caught the three, who said they were on the way to Florida.