Starkville considers curfew

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — In response to recent violence in the city, the Starkville Board of Aldermen is considering a curfew to keep young people off the streets.

The board on Tuesday established a task force to investigate whether to institute a juvenile curfew in the city.

Alderman Roy A. Perkins told The Commercial Dispatch that he would like the city to institute a midnight curfew on weekends for people under the age of 18, and a curfew that is “much earlier” on weeknights, though he didn’t speculate on possible weeknight times.

The move came in response to the May 23 shooting outside Club 124, which left one man dead and three others injured. The alleged shooter, Dennis Thompson, is 18, but three of the shooting victims were minors. The man who died, Curtis Randle, was 25.