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More suspects charged in Verona shooting

  By William Moore Daily Journal VERONA – The U.S. Marshals Service arrested the third and fourth suspects in connection with an afternoon shootout in Verona. All four were initially charged with aggravated assault. The charges could be upgraded when it is presented to the grand jury. According to Verona Police Chief J.B. Long, the […]

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Calhoun County man dies after Tuesday night shooting

Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – Officials are looking into what appears to be an accidental fatal shooting west of Pittsboro. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said deputies responded to a home on County Road 900 around 9:30 Tuesday night and found William Eacholes, 27, with a fatal gunshot wound. Witnesses said Eacholes was handling the […]

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Deputies taze suspect in ‘shots fired’ call

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal WOODLAND – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department and Webster County Sheriff’s Department were called to a shots fired incident early Friday morning with deputies later subduing a man with a Taser after he rammed two patrol cars. Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers said an off-duty Chickasaw County deputy heard gunshots […]

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Shooting at Randolph Post Office under investigation

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said authorities are looking for a white male and white female, who are suspects in the shooting of the Randolph Postmaster shortly after 10:30 a.m. this morning. Postmaster Virginia Duff was reportedly wounded in the arm as she fled the Randolph Post Office during an attempted […]

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Authorities seek suspects in two shootings

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Both the Houston Police Department and Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department found themselves investigating separate shooting over the weekend. The first occurred about noon Sunday on Airport Road in front of Chickasaw Village with police still looking for the alleged shooter. “We are looking for Cynthia Ellis, 25, […]

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Houston man charged with attempted murder

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A local man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired a gun repeatedly at another person Saturday night, July 2. Omarious Tyshun Mitchell, 21, of Houston was arrested by Houston Police after a 911 call was phoned in saying shots had been fired […]

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UPDATE: Standoff ends with 2 dead, 3 injured

Daily Journal IUKA – One law enforcement officer was killed and three were wounded early Saturday after a six-hour long standoff at a rural Mississippi house ended when authorities stormed the house and the gunman inside opened fire, authorities said. Also killed was the man suspected of firing on the officers. The standoff started Friday […]

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MBN agent dead, three injured in Tishomingo County

IUKA (AP) — A standoff in Northeast Mississippi ended with gunfire that killed the suspect and a law enforcement agent and the wounding of three others. Authorities say the gunfight left a Mississippi law enforcement agent dead and three state troopers injured and followed a six-hour standoff, during which a man holed up in his […]

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Two questioned in Pontotoc fatal shooting; names not released

By William Moore Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Two people are in custody at the Pontotoc County Adult Detention Center in connection with a Tuesday morning shooting. Justin Judon, 33, was shot and killed around 1 a.m. on Owen Bend Road, just west of the Pontotoc city limits off Highway 9, according to Pontotoc County Sheriff […]

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Man arrested in Thorn shooting

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – One of two people sought for a shooting in Thorn on Thursday has been arrested. Rudy Flores, 18, of Tupelo and formerly of Houston, was arrested about 2 a.m. in a motel room in Holly Springs. Flores has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and […]

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Man arrested in Thorn shooting, second suspect sought

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – One of two people sought for a shooting in Thorn on Thursday has been arrested and authorities hope to make a second arrest in the shooting today. Rudy Flores, 18, of Tupelo and formerly of Houston, was arrested about 2 a.m. in a motel room in Holly […]

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Two shot on roadside in Thorn Wednesday night

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal THORN – Two men have been shot and the Chickasaw County Sheriff Department is looking for two suspects following a shooting in Thorn Wednesday night. Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers said deputies responded to a call on County Road 405 near Thorn about midnight and found two men on the […]

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Starkville Police arrest one, seek two in drive-by shootings

By William Moore Daily Journal STARKVILLE – The Starkville Police Department arrested one person and named a new suspect in connection with a pair of Oct. 14 drive-by shootings. On Wednesday, Derek Javonte “Magic” Hardnett, 21, of Starkville, turned himself into authorities. He was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and drive-by shooting. His […]

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Man shot in arm by 17-year-old girl

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A 17-year-old girl is in jail and a local man is recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm after a domestic dispute escalated Tuesday night. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said he is not releasing the name of the girl at this time but she is being […]

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