News Release: Madison County Sheriff's Office
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Saturday the 30th day of November 2013 at approximately 2:30 AM, deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office went to 2314 NE Cattail Drive in Madison in an attempt to locate and arrest a fugitive identified as Mark Barfield. Deputies possessed an active warrant on Barfield for Violation of Probation.
Upon arrival, Deputies strategically positioned themselves to prevent Barfield from escaping. Deputies attempted contact with Barfield at the front door and observed him through a window running through the residence toward the back door carrying a back pack. As Barfield attempted to escape out the back door he was greeted by a deputy and ordered to stop and get down on the ground. Barfield failed to comply and fled back inside the residence as Deputies gave chase. Barfield was apprehended when he tripped and fell on the living room floor. Barfield was then taken into custody without further incident.
A functional Meth Lab was located in the back pack that Barfield was carrying. Deputies also discovered several other items commonly used to manufacture Methamphetamine along with a pipe that had been previously used to smoke Methamphetamine lying out in plain sight. A small plastic bag that contained Methamphetamine was recovered from Barfield’s pants pocket and a second small plastic bag containing more Methamphetamine was recovered from his wallet.
Arrested and charged:
2514 NE Cattail Drive
Madison, FL 32340
1. Violation of Probation
2. Manufacturing / Possess Methamphetamine
3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia