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Pearl man faces more charges for what was found during arrest

Laney Weathersby. Source: Madison Police Department Laney Weathersby. Source: Madison Police Department
MADISON, MS (WLBT) -

A Pearl man facing Aggravated Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault charges, will face even more charges for what police found when they went to arrest him.

Earlier this week, the Madison Police Department began investigating the domestic violence and sexual assault charges, and, along with the Clinton Police Department, they tracked 30-year-old Laney Wyatt Weathersby to a motel on Johnston Place inside the city of Clinton.

Once officers arrived on the scene, Weathersby attempted to avoid arrest by jumping out of a broken window.

He then began struggling with arresting officers. 

He was taken into custody and then sent to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.  

Officers say they found a "substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine... inside the motel room occupied by Weathersby and Stacy Leigh Brooks also of Pearl."

The Clinton Police Department is handling the investigation and charges of Possession of Methamphetamine. 

Weathersby was taken to the Madison county detention facility where he was charged with Rape and Aggravated Domestic Violence. 

Bond had initially been set at $50,000 for Rape and $25,000 for Aggravated Domestic Violence; however, additional charges could be forthcoming from Rankin County for earlier charges involving Felony Fleeing.  

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