Daily Journal FULTON – A Texas man in a high-powered sports car led law enforcement on a chase through Itawamba and Lee counties before being stopped at the Prentiss County line. A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a westbound 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat on Interstate 22 near the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway around 3:50 p.m. […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – The highest-ranking former politician yet snared by Mississippi’s bribes-for-prison-contracts scandal said Tuesday that the longtime corrections commissioner, Christopher Epps, had pressed him for years to “put something in my hand.” As former state Sen. Irb Benjamin pleaded guilty to bribing Epps, he told U.S. District Judge Henry T. […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – Police have charged a second person in connection with an Oct. 6 shooting on Old Taylor Road. The Oxford Police Department charged Jazzmonica Johnson, 22, of Oxford, with accessory before the fact to aggravated assault. According to police, Johnson and the victim were driving down the road when they got into […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A local activist group is dissatisfied with the city’s efforts to improve community engagement and build trust in the police department. The Coalition of Concerned Pastors and Leaders, which formed over the summer, specifically claims that six committees appointed by Mayor Jason Shelton’s administration have been insufficiently democratic. […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A Tupelo Police Department K-9 officer is missing from his handler’s home, but police officials say the dog is not “overtly aggressive” and are asking for the public’s help in finding him. The K-9 unit is the same dog involved in the shooting death of Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert earlier this year. […]

Daily Journal ABERDEEN – A man accused in a fatal Monroe County shooting entered a guilty plea on Monday. James Matthew Hunter, 27, pleaded guilty to second degree murder in Monroe County Circuit Court. He was charged with shooting and killing Jonathan Furland on Dec. 7, 2014, after an altercation between the two men. Circuit […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo police will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency to help dispose of dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs this weekend. This Take Back will be held Saturday Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the new police headquarters at 400 North Front Street. There will be […]

By William Moore Daily Journal OXFORD – A couple charged with robbing a Pontotoc County post office last month will remain in federal custody until the case is heard by a grand jury. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Roberts said that a preliminary hearing and a detention hearing were held Monday in Oxford for Angela Roy, […]

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama judge says grand jurors can consider evidence against a Mississippi man held in the slayings of five people. AL.com reports the decision came Monday during a hearing in Mobile for 28-year-old Derrick Dearman of Leakesville, Mississippi. Dearman is charged with multiple counts of murder in the killings of five […]