2 face multiple charges after found living in tent on property without permission

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – Two people face multiple charges after Graves County sheriff’s deputies say they camped on a property they did not have permission to be on.

Jacob and Sarah Atkins both face charges of possession of a controlled substance – 1st degree, 2nd offense, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, criminal trespassing and criminal littering.’

A trespassing complaint led a deputy and detective to property near the Mayfield Creek between KY 58 East and KY 464 on Thursday, Oct. 13 about 1 p.m.

The sheriff’s office had received information that suspects were reliving in a tent on property in that area where they did not have permission to be.

Deputies found Sarah Atkins, 29, and Jacob Atkins, 30, both of Mayfield in this area.

The Atkins couple had set up a camp site at this location without the permission of the property owner, according to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office.

Both individuals had active warrants for their arrest.

A search of the location found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a firearm, according to the sheriff’s office.

Both Jacob and Sarah Atkins have felony convictions for prior methamphetamine charges. A large amount of trash and garbage from their camp site had been dumped in the area where the Atkins were camping, according to the sheriff’s office.

Both were arrested and taken to the Graves County Restricted Custody Center and later transferred to a jail facility in another county.

Sarah Atkins was served with two Graves County Circuit Court Bench Warrant for failure to appear and failure to report to jail as ordered.

Jacob Atkins was served with a Graves County Circuit Court Bench Warrant for failure to report to jail as ordered.

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