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Two charged with passing off ‘high quality’ counterfeit bills in Fulton

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Fulton police officers have arrested two people for allegedly passing off “high quality” counterfeit bills at local businesses. On April 11, police arrested Kevin B. Williams, 33, and Michael D. Goodwin, 28, both of Moscow, Tennessee, after they allegedly used a fake $100 bill to make a purchase at Fulton […]

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Traffic stop ends in meth bust

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator A recent routine traffic stop resulted in a meth bust and the arrest of a Fulton man and a Mantachie woman. Last week, deputies with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested Daniel Horn, 34, of Fulton, and Liana Layman, 19, of Mantachie after their vehicle was stopped at a safety […]

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Police net multiple drug arrests at local Walmart

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator When it comes to drug busts, the local Walmart has borne a lot of fruit in recent weeks. Officers with the Fulton Police Department responded to two separate calls from the retail giant on Interchange Drive last week. Both ended with suspects being charged for possession of crystal methamphetamine. On […]

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Mantachie man charged with armed robbery

Editor’s note: An older version of this story was published on itawambatimes.com last week. You can read that version here. By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Mantachie police have charged a man originally arrested in connection with what they believed to be a stabbing with armed robbery. Cory Stewart, 27, of Tishtonee Drive, was charged Monday […]

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Charges pending in Mantachie morning stabbing

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Mantachie police have arrested a man on suspicion of a Friday morning stabbing, although formal charges have yet to be lodged. The alleged attack occurred around 10 a.m. at a home on Mount Pisgah Road in Mantachie. According to Mantachie Police Chief Mark Roberts, the alleged victim called to report […]

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Shoplifting arrests lead to drug charges

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Two recent incidents of shoplifting ended with felony drug charges. The first occurred March 3. The county’s 911 dispatch received a call about two males allegedly shoplifting at the Walmart Supercenter in Fulton. Police responded, stopping a vehicle that matched the description of the suspects’ as it was leaving the […]

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Judge sentences Fulton man to 40 years for daughter’s death

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator More than a half-year after being convicted of killing his infant daughter, a Fulton man has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. On Friday, officials with the state district attorney’s office released news that Joshua Eric Clark had received the maximum penalty for his role in the 2008 death of […]

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Traffic stop nets drug, weapon bust

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator A recent traffic stop for erratic driving ended with the arrest of a Fulton man for drugs and weapon possession. Howard Ruff, 53, of 310 Whitt Street, Fulton, was arrested on Feb. 17 and charged with possession of crystal methamphetamine with intent to sell and possession of a deadly weapon […]

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Report of vehicular harassment ends in meth bust

  By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator A 911 call from a driver reportedly being harassed by another vehicle’s driver ended in the seizure of a large amount of crystal methamphetamine. Last Tuesday, Fulton police responded to a call through the Itawamba County 911 service from a driver heading east on I-22 claiming to be harassed […]

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Dorsey teen charged with storage building burglaries

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Police have arrested a Dorsey teen in connection with a string of storage building burglaries throughout Fulton. On Jan. 7, investigators with the Fulton Police Department arrested Jose L. Garcia Jr., 19, of Dorsey and charged him with seven counts of burglary of a commercial building. Investigators say Garcia was […]

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Fulton man charged with Tupelo car burglary

TUPELO – An Itawamba County man was arrested after a short foot chase Thursday at Ballard Park. While investigating a car burglary at a West Jackson Street apartment complex, the victim told officers that Jonathan Hamm was responsible. The victim gave police a detailed description of the suspect. Around 2 p.m. Thursday, police received a […]

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Marietta resident arrested for kidnapping, burglary

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator A Marietta man has been charged with kidnapping, vehicle theft and burglary after allegedly, in two separate incidents, holding a Mantachie woman against her will and loading a stolen truck with tens of thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise. On Jan. 4, Itawamba law enforcement officials arrested Joshua Phillip […]

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Investigators hunting tips in Dorsey Food Mart robbery

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator Investigators hunting tips in Dorsey Food Mart robbery Itawamba County investigators are hoping community tips will lead to the arrest of two men responsible for last Thursday’s robbery of Dorsey Food Mart. “We need people to call in with any information they can give us,” said Capt. Jason Dickinson with […]

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A loader at Port Itawamba lifts a container from the back of a truck. (File photo by Adam Armour)

Lack of expertise caused delay in discovery of alleged fraud against county

By ADAM ARMOUR News Coordinator It was an absence of expertise that resulted in a more than year-long delay in the discovery of supposed intentional discrepancies between a number of trailer chassis sold to the county and what the county actually received, according to the attorney for Itawamba’s board of supervisors. Although purchased in 2013, […]

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