By Sheena Barnett | NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Elaine Hancock, the widow of Hancock Fabrics founder L.D. Hancock and a well-known philanthropist and businesswoman is in intensive care following a car accident on Saturday.
Hancock was traveling from Harrisburg Baptist Church across Coley Road to the Natchez Trace when her car was struck by another vehicle. The driver of that car escaped injuries.
According to Hancock’s granddaughter, Melanie Deas, Hancock suffered some broken bones, including a broken pelvis.
Hancock, who turns 90 at the end of February, is “in good spirits,” Deas said.
Tishomingo man’s bond set on murder charges
A 22-year-old man from Tishomingo appeared in court Monday on murder charges in Itawamba County.
William “Monroe” Walden, 22, of 3055 County Road 961 in Tishomingo, is in the Itawamba County Jail. Justice Court Judge Barry Davis set the bond at $1 million.
Walden is charged in the shooting death of 30-year-old Rosa Ables.
According to Sheriff Chris Dickinson, Walden and Ables were first cousins and after getting into an altercation, he reportedly shot her in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun.
Becker Market robbed, suspect remains at large
BECKER – Becker Market was robbed at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday, according to Tim Oswalt, the Monroe County Sheriff Department’s public relations officer. The store is located at 52216 Highway 25 South.
Oswalt said the suspect is a black male who left on foot. He was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt, is of medium build and about 5’10” to 6′ tall, in his early to mid-20s. The suspect presented himself as armed. He left Becker Market with an undisclosed amount of cash.
“If you have any information about this robbery, please contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department at 369-2468 or Crime Stoppers of North Mississippi at 1-800-773-TIPS,” Oswalt said.
Daily Journal reports