Crime Roundup

Dodge’s Store robbed in Okolona

1STOCK Yellow Crime SignCHICKASAW COUNTY – Okolona police have arrested a man on robbery charges after he allegedly brandished a knife and robbed a convenience store in Okolona just after midnight Thursday.

Okolona Assistant Police Chief Dwight Parker said authorities arrested Quentin Horton, 32, of Okolona, on charges of armed robbery and he is currently in the Chickasaw County Jail. Okolona Justice Court Judge Judy Posey set Horton’s bond at $50,000. Horton is also on hold for the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a possible parole violation.

Parker said Horton allegedly entered Dodge’s Store on Highway 245 about 12:18 a.m., Thursday and took approximately $750 in cash. Parker said Horton was allegedly armed with a knife.

Witnesses told authorities the robber was wearing a mask, hoodie and black pants. After grabbing the cash he fled the scene.

Parker said Horton had been staying at the Okolona Motel.

“I do want to thank the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department and especially deputies Unshy Randle, Jimmy Rappe and Adam Harmon with helping us in this investigation,” said Parker. “They worked very hard in helping us apprehend the suspect and most of the money has been recovered.”


Man arrested for rustling


CHICKASAW COUNTY – A Houston man has been arrested for allegedly stealing livestock in Monroe County.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Rashad Wilson, 26, of Houston on Tuesday on the charge of livestock theft. Wilson is accused of stealing cattle from a farm on Camargo Road earlier this month.

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said their investigation alleges Wilson took the cattle from a man Wilson worked for and then sold them with the understanding the cattle belonged to Wilson.

“We got to checking into the theft and the cattle were taken to a stockyard in Houston where they were sold,” said Cantrell. “Our investigation has revealed Mr. Wilson got a check for $5,423 for those animals.”

Cantrell said Tuesday afternoon Wilson had not been arraigned and bond had not been set.

Wilson is currently being housed at Monroe County Detention Center.

Conviction for first offense of cattle thefts carries a maximum of up to a $1,000 fine and up to five years in jail. A second conviction can carry a $5,000 fine and up to 20 years in jail.


VFD Chief indicted


JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Jerry Warren, the former Fire Chief of the Southwest Covington County Volunteer Fire Department (SCCVFD), has been indicted on one count of grand larceny by a Covington County grand jury.

Warren was served and arrested by OSA Special Agents and Covington County Sheriff’s Deputies on Friday. He has been released on a $5,000 bond.

Warren, 41, is accused of embezzling nearly $10,000 from SCCVFD dating back to 2009 by making cash withdrawals totaling $9,450.38 from two separate bank accounts, while also making unauthorized personal purchases totaling $356.97.


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