Monroe Journal Two inmates were caught after escaping Sunday. The inmates escaped from the Monroe County Detention Center on Sunday night at approximately 10:33. Ricky D. Otts, 35, of Aberdeen, and Christopher Wade Henry, 26, of Steens, escaped through a door at the back of the jail. Otts was apprehended by deputies while still on […]

Monroe Journal AMORY – A man is in jail for allegedly stealing vehicles. The Amory Police Department arrested Michael Lynn Andrew Spruill, 23, of Hamilton on charges of burglary of a vehicle. Spruill is currently being held at the Amory City Jail. Bond is expected to be set today.

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Mississippians interested in learning how the criminal justice system works – and doesn’t work – are invited to the first University of Mississippi Conference on Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South at the Robert C. Khayat Law Center. The conference opened Sunday with a screening of “Mississippi Innocence,” […]


Daily Journal A Pontotoc County Sheriff’s deputy was reportedly involved in a shooting on Beale Street in Memphis early Saturday morning. According to Fox 13 in Memphis, the deputy is under investigation and in police custody and a 26-year-old man is hospitalized. The station reports the man and the deputy were in an argument around […]

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Cole Randle straightens up a display of T-shirts at Reed’s Department Store. The shirts sell for $20, and all of the money goes to Tupelo Police Department Officer Joseph Maher and his family and the late Sgt. Kevin “Gale” Stauffer’s family.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – A pair of businesses are combining forces to help Tupelo Police Department Officer Joseph Maher and his family and the late Sgt. Kevin “Gale” Stauffer’s family. But Tupelo Screen Printing and Reed’s Department Store need support from the community. Russell Stafford, owner of Tupelo Screen Printing, wanted […]

Wire reports HOUSTON – A judge in Chickasaw County has granted bond to a woman who was arrested for allegedly leaving her newborn child in a shed. Cora Lynn Watkins, 25, was freed on $12,000 bond and faces a preliminary hearing on May 15. She is charged with felony child abuse and abandonment of a […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal OXFORD – A man indicted in federal court for enticing a minor for sexual purposes was acquitted Tuesday. Casey Clayton Holmes, 29, of Columbus, was acquitted by a federal jury after he argued he was entrapped by law enforcement. Holmes is the third man charged in a sexual enticement sting […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal ABERDEEN – James Everett Dutschke will be sentenced on charges of making ricin and mailing poisoned letters to the president and two other public officials next month. Dutschke, 42, will be sentenced May 14 before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock in Aberdeen. Dutschke pleaded guilty to the ricin plot in […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – A Tupelo man was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Christopher H. Livingston, 22, was arrested a County Road 1015 residence, east of Plantersville, by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and North Mississippi Narcotics Unit. Livingston’s bond was set at $50,000 in […]