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By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – A federal inmate being held on several charges involving illegal sexual activity with a minor died Tuesday morning at the Lafayette County Detention Center. The U.S. Marshals Service was notified about 7 a.m. Tuesday that Bobby Allen Osborne had been found dead in his cell. Marshals Service personnel […]

Daily Journal A suspect who fled across three states earlier this week has been arrested, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Brandon Heath Anaya, 26, of Gadsen, Alabama, was taken into custody at approximately 8:20 p.m. Monday by the Alabama Highway Patrol and local law enforcement in Colbert County. Anaya was wanted by authorities when […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Bond was set at $50,000 on Monday for a Shannon man who’s been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said Lagarry Springer, 29, was the subject of an investigation by the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit. Johnson said undercover agents […]

Monroe Journal An Aberdeen woman faces a grand larceny charge. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rebecca Webb, 37, on Friday. Webb is charged with grand larceny. She is accused of stealing approximately $1,500 worth of coins and old money from a Monroe County resident. Bond has not been set. Webb is currently housed at […]

Monroe Journal An Amory man has been charged with having contraband in jail. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dustin Pickle, 25, on Saturday. Pickle is charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility. He is currently being housed at Monroe County Detention Center. Bond has not been set

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty in the rape and killing of a waitress in 2000 should get a new trial because his attorneys gave him poor legal advice for his case, his lawyers said in court documents filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – In 1997, the Mississippi Legislature’s reluctance to finance a statewide public defender system prompted then-Gov. Kirk Fordice to recommend fashioning a payment plan to encourage private lawyers to handle death penalty cases – the main concern at that time. Fordice had proposed increasing the hourly rate paid […]

Daily Journal Authorities in three states are searching for a hit-and-run suspect who crashed into a state trooper’s vehicle. Around 11 a.m. Sunday, Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers were called to assist the Selmer (Tenn.) Police Department in apprehending a man who was wanted in a hit-and-run wreck earlier in the day. Selmer police and the […]

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, left, and Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson gather Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Authorities say a police officer was shot in Ferguson on Saturday. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach)

By Jim Salter Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. – Authorities searched Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month. Although there were two separate protests about […]