Chapel Hill News

January 28, 2014

Orange deputies make 2nd arrest in pot-growing case

Sheriff’s investigators have arrested the husband of an Orange County probation officer charged with having a marijuana-growing operation.

Sheriff’s investigators have arrested the husband of an Orange County probation officer charged with having a marijuana-growing operation.

Feltus Juan Jones, 40, of 3306 Loganberry Court, Efland, was charged Jan. 10 with felony manufacturing marijuana, felony maintaining a dwelling for the manufacture, sell or delivery of a controlled substance and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Jones is free on bail and will appear in an Orange County courtroom Feb. 10.

His wife, 38-year-old Carlisha Lakwan Davis, is Orange County’s former chief probation and parole officer. She was arrested Dec. 9 on the same charges, stemming from a June break-in that led to the drug investigation.

The N.C. Department of Justice’s Special Prosecutions Division is handling both cases. Davis was scheduled to appear Friday in Orange County Superior Court, but DOJ spokeswoman Noelle Talley said they could move her case to Feb. 10.

Orange County sheriff’s investigator Randy Hawkins said Jones’ arrest closes the case.

Investigators had delayed the arrests to prepare a solid case before going forward because of Davis’ position with the probation office and the break-in, Hawkins said. Investigators wanted to be sure she hadn’t been set up, he said.

Davis has been on administrative reassignment since June with a Guilford County probation office and is still earning her salary of $45,914 a year, Department of Public Safety officials said.

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