Arsenal confiscated in Artemus

Knox County deputies got more than they bargained for Thursday afternoon when they found a cache of firearms, including several magazines, a rifle, a billy club and a hatchet, hidden inside a suspect’s truck, along with a 45 caliber pistol under the seat fully loaded and cocked.

Jessie William Davis, 28, of Artemus, was arrested for being a convicted felon out of Ohio in possession of firearms, along with other firearms and drug charges. He was also served with a warrant for child support.

Lacy Messer, 26, was also arrested at the scene for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were housed in the Knox County Detention Center.