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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • CORRECTION, CLARIFICATION

  • Corrections and clarifications for "Two men face multiple charges after struggle with police officers."
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  • 1. "Patrolman Thompson assisted and they gain control of Caldwell."
    CORRECT: "Cummings assisted in gaining control of Caldwell."
    2. As Caldwell continued to resist, Cummings deployed his Taser X26 and applied approximately two drive stuns to the defendant's back. The defendant began rolling around on the pavement and attempted to disarm Cummings of the Taser X26 by grabbing it and attempting to pull it out of his hands.
    CORRECT: "As Caldwell continued to resist, Thompson deployed his Taser X26 and applied approximately two drive stuns to the defendant's back. The defendant began rolling around on the pavement and attempted to disarm Thompson of the Taser X26 by grabbing it and attempting to pull it out of his hands."
    3. Cummings said he was trying to prevent Caldwell from swallowing a baggy containing a white powdery substance believed to be an illegal controlled substance"
    CORRECT: Thompson said he was trying to prevent Caldwell from swallowing a baggy containing a white powdery substance believed to be an illegal controlled substance.
    4. The article mentions the "cylinder" twice. In the context of the story the wording was correct. The next line is simply to clarify the aforementioned report.
    CLARIFICATION: The cylinder, which was in plain view, lead to gaining Caldwells' permission to search his person. During the search of Caldwell's person, a white powdery substance in a baggy was discovered. It was after the discovery of the "white powdery substance" that silver cylinder was later determined to contain a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana.

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