Baldwyn bust 3-1 brief

Lee County

Three arrested

in drug bust

BALDWYN – Three Booneville men face felony drug charges following a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 45 Thursday night.

“We gathered nine rocks of a controlled substance that appears to be crack,” said Baldwyn Police Investigator Chris Dickinson.

Dickinson said the officer charged the driver, Willie V. Nichols, 18, of 600 W. Church Street, Booneville, with improper equipment and no driver’s license. On closer inspection, the officer found the narcotics in the vehicle.

Also charged are passengers Kortez Miller, 21, of 101 Meadow Creek Road, and Willie Agnew, 21, of 264 County Road 7100, both of Booneville. All three were charged with possession of a controlled substance.

“They are currently in the Lee County Jail awaiting bond,” Dickinson said.

Thursday’s arrest was the department’s eighth drug arrest in February and the 128th arrest for 2002, he said.

“Our patrols are aggressive,” he said. “We look for things like that to get them off the streets.”

alcorn county

Second suspect in fatal wreck jailed

CORINTH – A second suspect in a Feb. 21 pursuit and subsequent fatal wreck is now behind bars.

Sherry Sue Johnson, 28, of Clarksville, Tenn., was hospitalized at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis after the wreck, and was being held by the Memphis Police Department. Corinth Police Chief Fred Johnson said she was brought to Corinth Wednesday, and is being held without bond in the city jail on three counts of capital murder.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, a 1999 Ford Taurus station wagon being pursued by Alabama authorities collided with a Chevrolet Cavalier at the intersection of Highway 72 and Harper Road in Corinth. The three occupants of the Cavalier were killed.

Chief Johnson said of the three occupants in the Taurus, Sherry Johnson and Torri Sanders, 23, of White House, Tenn., are both charged with three counts of capital murder.

“We have not charged the third party,” he said. “At this point, we don’t anticipate charging her.”

The three suspects were wanted on felony shoplifting charges. The case remains under investigation.

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