By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A trampoline sale sparked a fight that led to gunfire Tuesday outside of Nettleton. Clarence Woody Oliver, 47, of County Road 1361, has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. The victim, whose name has not been released, remains in stable […]


Daily Journal CORINTH – A Corinth man remains in critical condition following a Tuesday night stabbing. Corinth Police detective Dell Green said officers were called to the Watson Street Apartments around 8:20 p.m. and found Michael Decker with a knife wound to his abdomen. He was transported to the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Green said […]

By William Moore Daily Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court ordered Judge Rickey W. Thompson be removed from office and pay more than $11,000 in fines and costs. Thompson, Lee County Justice Court judge from the 4th District since 2004, has until June 4 to file a motion for a rehearing. If he does […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A woman wanted for capital murder in Tupelo was arrested at a Louisiana safety checkpoint Wednesday night. “She was actually arrested in Louisiana before we had a chance to enter her name in the (National Crime Information Center) database,” said Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre. “She came through […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – The state’s highest court reversed a capital murder conviction and will send the case back to Prentiss County Circuit Court for a new trial. Charles David Burleson, 32, was convicted of the 2010 death of Scott Holley of Thrasher, and sentenced to life in prison. On appeal, the Mississippi Supreme Court […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Authorities are looking for a man who walked into a Dollar General Store full of people Wednesday night, assaulted the cash register clerk and made off with a plastic sack full of cash. The incident occurred at 8:29 p.m. Wednesday with at least five other customers in the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Within the year, Police Chief Bart Aguirre would like to see every Tupelo patrol officer with a body camera. “When we start working on the 2016 budget, I plan on putting in a line item for body cameras for all the patrol officers,” said Aguirre. “It will probably […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Authorities have arrested a Nettleton man in connection with a Tuesday evening shooting. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson reported at 11 a.m. Wednesday that Cleveland “Woody” Oliver, 47, was in police custody after being captured in Chickasaw County. Oliver was formally charged Wednesday morning with aggravated assault and […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – Law enforcement agencies across the country will be on the lookout over the next two weeks for people not wearing their seat belts. Between May 18 and May 31, Click It or Ticket will have authorities stepping up enforcement around the Memorial Day holiday, traditionally one of the busiest travel weekends […]