Ala. man with meth caught breaking into jail through hole in fence
Kirk Muckenfuss was “caught in the act” of cutting the jail fence; correction officers were waiting for him, and chased him out through the hole
By William Thornton
MOULTON, Ala. — A man is in the Lawrence County Jail after authorities say he cut a hole into a fence around it in order to bring drugs inside.
Kirk Davis Muckenfuss, 43, of Somerville, faces charges of promoting prison contraband, drug trafficking, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, burglary, possession of burglary tools, and attempting to elude police, according to court documents.
Muckenfuss was arrested Monday.
According to a complaint, Muckenfuss was “caught in the act” of cutting the jail fence. Correction officers were waiting for him, and chased him out through the hole. A deputy took him into custody.
On him, authorities found a bag with wire cutters and 32.50 grams of methamphetamine. Investigators believe he planned to smuggle the meth in through a broken window in the jail.
According to jail records, Muckenfuss is being held on $1.578 million bond.