Three charged in storage building burglary

Suspects have ties to former sheriff By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Late night activity at an East Main storage building led to...

By William Moore Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Mississippi State University has been dismissed as a defendant in a federal lawsuit brought by a former MSU cheerleader. Michaela Mills was dressed as the MSU mascot Bully when she was run over by a motorized television car during the 2013 Egg Bowl. The collision caused a compound […]

By Patsy R. Brumfield Special to the Daily Journal GREENVILLE – Jason Mark Lawrence won’t have to worry about defending himself against federal charges he illegally plundered a Native American burial mound in 2012. U.S. District Judge Debra M. Brown dismissed the two-count indictment against him Wednesday. Lawrence, 41, formerly of Amory, faced up to […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – A Webster County man is in jail, facing felony charges in Starkville. The Starkville Police Department with the assistance of the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office, arrested David Harlon Knight, 18, of Eupora, on Wednesday. Knight was charged with auto burglary for an incident that happened on Stark Road in Starkville. Knight […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal A man accused of embezzling from a youth football program is now in jail. Matthew Householder was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday and charged with embezzlement. Householder is accused of taking money from the Hamilton Youth Football program, where he served as president. He had […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – People looking for a safe place to make an exchange after purchasing something online can now go to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jim Johnson has designated two parking spaces in front of the Lee County-Tupelo Adult Jail as Exchange Parking. “Our parking lot has long been […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood says he’s asking Mississippi lawmakers to give his office the power to do wiretaps to investigate human trafficking and white-collar crime. The wiretap authority is one of several requests the Democrat is making this year to the Republican-controlled Legislature. Hood said Wednesday […]


By Patsy R. Brumfield Special to the Daily Journal ABERDEEN – James Everett Dutschke represents himself in a federal appeal to overturn his 2014 conviction that he sent poison-laced letters to President Obama and others. Dutschke, a former Tupelo martial arts instructor and political candidate, asks the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn dismissal […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – A brief investigation led to the arrest of a Lafayette County man on a sexual assault charge. A female victim told investigators on Sunday that Tyler Kirk had sexually assaulted her inside her residence. Evidence was collected and sent to the state crime lab in Jackson. Two days later, the Oxford […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – A Home Depot employee was arrested, accused of stealing from the Oxford store. An internal investigation by the Jackson Avenue business showed Alecia Autman had taken more than $1,200 from the store. Oxford Police arrested Autman, 23, of Oxford, on Monday and charged her with embezzlement. Bond was set at $5,000.