By William Moore Daily Journal JACKSON – Justin Springer, 29, of Nettleton, will serve out his life sentence for the 2008 killing of Kamby Ivy in Shannon. Springer appealed his capital murder conviction, arguing he did not receive a speedy trial and his lawyers were ineffective. Nearly three years passed between the time of Springer’s […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County Sheriff Jimmy Simmons voiced his concern over cuts to the sheriff’s department budget two days before the county elected a new sheriff. Simmons said he has been included in forming a budget every year he has been sheriff but was not informed the department would be […]

JACKSON (AP) – A corrections officer at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has been arrested after seven large bags of contraband, including tobacco, cell phones and suspected alcohol, were found in a state vehicle. The state Department of Corrections said in a news release that 52-year-old Christopher Richardson, of Clarksdale, a 22-year employee, was […]

Monroe Journal GATTMAN – Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested four subjects on Sunday in relation to a burglary in Gattman. Charles David Chavis, 49, of Amory; Brandon C. Gaines, 26, of Aberdeen; Alexis Brooke Shamlin, 21, of Amory; and Marcus Antonio Gilbert, 23, of Smithville, were arrested. Chavis was charged with possession […]

Monroe Journal Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Amory Police Department executed a search warrant on K. Avenue in Amory on Friday and arrested five subjects. Garrick L. Miller, 44, of Okolona; Lance Montrell Pack, 32, of Amory; Alaina Joziet Nicole Griggs, 22, of Amory; and Brian Scott Wiggington, 48, of Smithville, […]

Daily Journal A Memphis teenager died after a one-vehicle wreck in Tippah County on Sunday. The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the crash on US 72 near Walnut at 4:42 p.m. It appeared that Mexwayne E. Williams, 31, of Memphis, was traveling west on 72 when he lost control of his Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A civil lawsuit alleging a Baldwyn Police officer beat a handcuffed man has been settled, without going to trial. This is the second civil lawsuit against former Baldwyn Police Officer Greg Elder to be settled out of court. A third lawsuit claims Elder threw a handcuffed man to […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – A traffic stop late Thursday evening landed a man in jail on felony drug charges. Around 11:40 p.m., Starkville Police stopped Deangelo Dewayne Manning, 20, of Starkville. He was charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, DUI other, driving without a license, no proof of insurance and improper turn. […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – An apparent armed robbery attempt near Ripley Middle School and Ripley High School caused a brief lockdown of the two schools Friday morning. Just after 9 a.m., Investigator Scott Watson, the Ripley Police Department, Mississippi Highway and Tippah County Sheriff Department responded to Kids World Park, just behind […]