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Authorities upgrade charges to murder

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A Nettleton man saw charges of aggravated assault upgraded to murder Tuesday after the man he allegedly hurt died of injuries sustained in a May altercation. Terry Joe Hill, Jr., 33, of Nettleton, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on Johnny Huffman following an incident at a […]

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Pontotoc murder suspects appear in court

David Helms Pontotoc Progress In an initial appearance in Pontotoc County Justice Court on Thursday afternoon, Judge Scottie Harrison denied bond for one defendant and set another defendant’s bond at $500,000 in connection with the alleged murder of a Pontotoc County man on Tuesday. Judge Harrison denied bond for Krysta L. Chewe, 43, of 103 […]

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Two charged with capital murder in Bruce shooting

By William Moore Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – A Calhoun County couple is facing the death penalty in connection with a fatal shooting in Bruce. Calhoun County sheriff Greg Pollan said capital murder charges were filed against JaShon Coleman, 21, of Derma, and Breanna Westmoreland, 17, of Banner. If convicted of capital murder, the only […]

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Authorities investigate gruesome killing in Monroe County

By Emily Tubb and Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal QUINCY – A fight between two men Friday escalated and led to the death of Ronnie Max Duke, 43, of Bigbee Cutoff Road in Amory, according to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. Cantrell said that Stanley Pace, 47, of Pell City, Alabama, and Ronnie Duke were […]

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Bond set at $1 million for Aberdeen man

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal Bond was set Thursday at $1 million for Charles Thompson, 40, of Aberdeen, who was arrested on Wednesday and charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of weapon by a felony. The charges are in relation to a shooting at Cullum Apartments that left one man dead and sent […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Supervisor indicted, principal charged, two arrested for murder

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – A Calhoun County supervisor faces federal charges that he solicited bribes from timber haulers. Earnest M. Fox of Bruce was indicted Friday on two counts of interference with commerce by extortion. FBI agents arrested Fox on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Neither Fox nor the FBI could be reached […]

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Man arrested following assault with knife

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – A man is in jail and another man was in critical condition in a Tupelo hospital following a stabbing at a home north of Houston Thursday night. Billy Brownlee, of Chickasaw County, was arrested for the alleged assault of Bruce Beaty, also of Chickasaw County, after […]

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Two charged in Calhoun County death

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   PITTSBORO – Two Calhoun County residents have been arrested in connection with the death of Billy Covington. Frankie T. Jones, 26, of Pittsboro, was charged with first degree murder, and Ashley Hobson, 24, of Calhoun City, was charged with accessory after the fact. During their arraignments Friday, bond for […]

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Body found in on CR 308 in Calhoun County

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   CALHOUN COUNTY – A man’s body with multiple gunshot wounds was found this morning on County Road 308 in Calhoun County. Around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, two people were traveling east on CR 308 when they noticed what they thought was an unconscious person in a ditch next to the […]

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Supreme Court affirms Calhoun County murder conviction

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – A Pittsboro man will not get a new trial in the 2012 stabbing of a 68-year-old man. Andy Brown, 32, was convicted of murder in Calhoun County in April 2013. According to trial testimony, Brown stabbed Earlie Balford 18 times with Balford’s screwdriver. In his appeal, Brown cited […]

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Derma man pleads to Calhoun murder

CALHOUN CITY – Less than a week after a Calhoun City man was murdered, a Derma man has been sentenced to life in prison. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randy Anderson, 46, Saturday evening for the Friday April 23, death of William Duff, 42. Anderson was arraigned Monday on the charge of first degree […]

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William Porter pleads guilty

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Will Porter plead guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in Chickasaw County Circuit Court on the last day of the March term. The case stems from the death of Amanda Porter, 23, who was found stabbed at her home in Houston in January 2013. Porter, 29, […]

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Okolona man in custody and charged with murder

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – A woman is dead and her nephew is in custody and facing murder charges following a family dispute that ended in a shooting an standoff with authorities Monday afternoon. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call on Highway 41 north of Okolona at 5:04 p.m. […]

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Starkville man charged with West Clay County murder

WEST POINT – A Starkville man, 18, is facing the death penalty in connection with the death of a 2-month-old child. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said emergency responders were called to 9630 Griffith Road in the western part of the county on Oct. 8. Iriana Mullins was airlifted to the University Medical Center in […]

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