Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on January 12, 2017, his department received a tip that Tim Balentine, a wanted person, was at a residence on Highway 14 east in Stone County. After receiving the tip, Deputies Meeks, Payne and Trammell went to the residence in an attempt to locate Balentine.
After arriving and making contact with the home owner, it was determined that Balentine was inside. When the deputies entered a bedroom, Balentine was located attempting to go inside a closet to conceal himself. Balentine was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Stone County Detention Center, where he awaits a Stone County Circuit Court Date.
He is currently charged with Probation Violation / Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Purpose to Use.
Sheriff Bonds thanks the public for their assistance in this capture.