Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 13, 2012

BPD: Mr. Mister not ‘Vondarius’

By Billy Davis
A police officer who was suspicious of an automobile parked near McDonald’s later found a suspicious man who said he was “just chillin’” nearby.

Patrolman Richard Lott filed a police report early Monday morning, alleging he found Justin Kendrell Mister “squatting down behind a bush, apparently hiding.”

It was 1 a.m. near the fast food restaurant when Mister told the officer he was “just chillin’” in the bushes.
After more questioning, Mister told the patrolman he was in the automobile and got scared when the police cruiser pulled up.

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Lott had allowed the automobile to move on when the driver said he was having car trouble.

The police report states that Mister told Lott his name was “Vondarius Strong” and gave the officer varying states of his birth — never giving the same year.

“Mister finally stated his birth year was 1992,” Lott wrote. “I decided at that point Mister was not telling me the truth about his identity.”

The officer transported the suspect to the Panola County jail as “John Doe” until jailers identified him when they arrived.

Justin Mister was charged with giving the officer false information. A records search also showed he had a contempt warrant from Batesville Police Department.