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Stolen car suspect

arrested in Tennessee

n CORINTH – Twenty-three-year-old Sammy D. Brown of Corinth remains in jail in Selmer, Tenn., after being charged in connection with an automobile theft in Corinth.

Brown of Confederate Strett is accused of taking a green 1994 Oldsmobile 88 parked at a local business while the owner was inside, said Corinth police Capt. Ralph Dance.

The owner had left the key in the car, and Brown is alleged to have left a bicycle in the place where the car had been parked.

After two witnesses identified a suspect, Dance said, a bulletin was issued in McNairy County where he was arrested. Charges in McNairy County include driving on a suspended driver’s license, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and theft over $1,000.

The vehicle was discovered off the road in a ditch, but no damage estimate is available.

Bond was set at $10,000.


Warrant issued for teenager in Jeff Davis Co. murders

n PRENTISS, Miss. (AP) An arrest warrant has been issued for a 17-year-old suspect in the shooting deaths of two teenagers this past week in Jefferson Davis County.

Sheriff Henry McCullum said Monday that the warrant charges Aqi Demetrius Rhodes with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.

“It was a dispute of some kind. All four knew each other,” McCullum said.

Randolph Sands and Roberto McInnis, both 19, died of multiple gunshot wounds on Friday near the Church of Christ at a U.S. 84 intersection.

Jason McNair, 18, was wounded in the shooting, McCullum said. McCullum said McNair was in stable condition at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

McCullum said McNair does not face charges at this point.

“I think everybody was shooting,” McCullum said.

McCullum said Sands and McKinnis were cousins, and McNair and Rhodes were friends.

“I think they all ran around together,” McCullum said. “They got into a dispute about something that triggered this.”

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