David Helms Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Pontotoc Police are searching for two black males who robbed the McDonald’s Restaurant on Highway 15 around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, said Police Chief Randy Tutor. Tutor said officers are searching for a white, four-door Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable, which might have been the getaway vehicle. “We believe […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The death of a prisoner found Monday morning in Lee County Jail is most likely natural causes. Robert J. Williams, 42, was found dead in his cell during a routine bed check around 4:30 a.m. Monday, said Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson. “There was no incident between him […]

By Andrew DeMillo and Kelly P. Kissel Associated Press VARNER, Ark. – After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days – including two in one night. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night, just about three hours apart. […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Officials think they know the identity of skeletal remains found more than a week ago east of Saltillo. They hope DNA testing at the state crime lab will confirm that identification. The decomposed remains were discovered off a field road off County Road 2350 around 6 p.m. April […]

Daily Journal IUKA – A 24-year-old man was arrested recently for December 2015 injuries to his 6-month-old child. Brandon Todd Hicks, of 4 County Road 206, Burnsville, was in the Tishomingo County Jail on an aggravated domestic violence charge by the Burnsville Police Department. After he was questioned about the injuries to the child, he […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County leaders look likely to receive a recommendation that the county jail remain within the city limits of Tupelo. The Board of Supervisors ramped up efforts earlier this year to plan for the replacement of an overcrowded jail that’s in poor repair. Supervisors appointed a site selection […]

Daily Journal IUKA – An Iuka man is behind bars after reportedly running over his wife during a domestic argument. Tyler Treadway, 30, of 15 County Road 156, was arrested April 19 and charged with aggravated domestic violence. The Tishomingo Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call of a woman hit by a vehicle on […]

Daily Journal IUKA – A familiar aroma during a traffic stop landed a Tishomingo County man in jail. Tishomingo County deputies pulled over a vehicle in the Belmont area for an expired tag. When the officer approached the vehicle, he smelled what he believed was marijuana smoke. During a search of the vehicle, the officer […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – An Oktibbeha County man was arrested Thursday by federal marshals in connection with a burglary and shooting incident last week. week The U.S. Marshal Task Force, with the assistance of the Starkville Police Department and Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Jason Hemphill, 34, of Starkville, for residential burglary and shooting into […]