QUITMAN, Miss. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in what authorities say is a missing person case that turned into a murder investigation in Clarke County.
Sheriff Todd Kemp says investigators were looking for Nathan Baker who disappeared after handling call Monday in the Carmichael community. Baker worked for East Mississippi Electric Power Association.
Kemp says Baker's body was found Tuesday in nearby Wayne County. He says Baker had been shot.
Kemp says Keith Davis has been charged with capital murder and Davis' wife, Joanne Davis, has been charged with accessory after the fact of capital murder.
Kemp says Baker had gone to Davis' home to turn the power off after the occupants failed to pay their bill.
Kemp says the couple's 14-year-old son has been turned over to youth court authorities
We've had employees get escorted off a property at gun point, but never had anyone shot. We take every threat seriously and call the cops every time.
I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.
We had a two man crew shot at as they were trying to cut out a customer in a transformer,even as they drove away the guy kept firing at them,the police got involved and I imagine he was took to jail......there were many times where we had to climb over a roof to get to a meter or transformer to do a disconnect....why they built the townhomes that way is anyones guess.
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012...electric-meterWoman pulls gun on electric company worker over new ‘smart meter’
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Don’t mess with this woman’s electric meter.
Fifty-five year-old Thelma Taormina pulled out a gun on a CenterPoint Energy employee who arrived at her Houston-area home to install a smart meter, a local CBS affiliate reports.
“He just kept pushing me away,” Taormina told KHOU. “He saw [the gun], and went back the other way.”
More than two million of the meters have been installed in the Houston area, but Taormina just wasn’t feeling good about the device, designed to digitally and wirelessly transmit energy usage information.
I heard of that CPOPE,some people here think a smart meter has something to do with spying on you,some think it monitors your internet useage,listens to your phone conversations,and anything you can think of....
From where else?....Dallas....some residents are building steel cages around their old electric meters to prevent utility workers from installing new smart meters.They are concerned the new meters could allow government snooping by providing real time information on when residents are using electricity,and may I add that they are also concerned about the health impact of the radio waves the new meters emit...........looks to me like a waste of money building a steel cage.......I thought everyone knew that the meters belong to the utility and they must have access.........but this is Texas.......hear me Arkansas man.
Ummmmmmmm fraid not everbody in Texas is aware of who them meters blong to. I remember once years ago pulling up to a place kinda outta the way in a lil bitty backwoods community. My task was to remove the meter, since the account was inactive. I wuz met by a geezer wiffa double barreled shotgun said That wuz hiz dead sisters house n she had paid fer that meter,N it wuz hers. I did my ded level best to splain to him that it wuznt hers n it wud do him no good at all n I hadda take it.He remained unconvinced not only of who owned it but he purdy much decided I wuz there to steal everthang .I hadda make a call to the office secretary who knowed everbody in town n everbody knowed her.She saved the day by calling the ole geezer n splaining my sterling qualities as a human bein.I left n hadda sneak back to get that meter a day er two later,
Once a few years later I hadda order to cut sum lowlife off at the pole and when he figgered out what I wuz upto he came outside n had hiz hand in his pokket n said I got sumpin for you, I never saw no gun but he sho nuff convinced me he had one.. I called dispatch fera police guy n when he finally showed up the lowlife left in the backseat of his cruiser n I dun my business.
Once I had was sent to cut out a customer due to non payment,those were the days when we accepted cash in the feild for payments,those days are long gone.Well three or four black fellows followed me to the rear of the house in what I felt was a dare.....no way this guys going to cut us out they thought.....who is you....well they were wrong,see you brothers later......It was always amazing listening to people say that they would go to the store and get a money order,or they asked us to come back later cause they would get the money.I knew one guy that had to go back to the same house 4 times in one day.I told him a dozen of times that they were making him look like a fool and that he should just cut them out.....Funny how fast customers will finally pay up once theve been cut -out.