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Financial crimes heard in Circuit Court

RIPLEY — Tippah County Circuit Court was recently in session. Among the cases heard were three financial crimes. Sharon Sallie was sentenced for Conspiracy and Felony False Pretense, John Greg Hopper was sentenced for Grand Larceny and Richard Thurmond was sentenced for Embezzlement. Other cases heard will be reported in upcoming issues. Sharon Sallie – […]

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What is it that produces a criminal mind?

I read court records on a pretty regular basis. Some you see reflected on the front page of the newspaper, some are never printed for varying reasons. I think that I see them a little differently than a lot of people would. Most people consider the victims of a crime, as do I. I also […]

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Brooks sentenced to five years following discovery of 'pipe bomb'

ASHLAND — Jason Brooks, 41, of Ashland, was recently sentenced to five years after a jury found him guilty of unlawful possession of an explosive. The conviction comes following an investigation which began when Benton County Sheriff’s Department went to Brooks’ home at 256 Hamilton Road to serve a warrant for charges related to crystal […]

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Sheriff's Department recovers stolen truck

ASHLAND — At approximately 3:49 p.m. on Friday, April 19, Samuel Kidd called the Benton County Sheriff’s Department to report the theft of his vehicle. Within hours, the vehicle had been recovered. When Kidd called the Sheriff’s Department, he was at the service station at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 72 and U.S. Hwy. 5, […]

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Four arrested for drug-related crimes, one still at-large

Tippah County police recently arrested the following people in Tippah County for drug-related causes including possession, selling and conspiracy: Michiko S. Adams, Montario Dewayne Adams, Cameo Adams and Jarvis Adams. Following an ongoing investigation, investigators obtained a search warrant for four different locations in Tippah County, including 120 CR 528, home of Michael Lee Johnson […]

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Remembering victims of crime

In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 photo Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, a Chickasaw County native,  addresses the families and friends of victims of violent crimes during an annual tree-lighting ceremony at the Walter Sillers Building on High Street in Jackson, Miss. During the ceremony, loved ones added ornaments to the tree in memory of […]

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Take a bite out of Christmas crime

HOUSTON – This is a season of gifts and giving but there are some who want to take and steal. The Christmas holiday season usually sees an increase in crime as homes fill with gifts and crooks start looking for easy targets to fill out their own Christmas list. “We just urge people to be […]

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Smithville man charged with felony malicious mischief

ABERDEEN – Melvin Enoch Livingston, 20, of Smithville was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff Office on Nov. 27. Livingston is charged with felony malicious mischief. Bond has not been set at this time. Livingston is currently being held at Monroe County Detention Center.

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Aberdeen man charged with B & E

ABERDEEN – William Wade Aycock IV, 29, of Aberdeen was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff Office on Nov. 26. Aycock is charged with two counts of B & E of a Dwelling. The incident occurred this past weekend at a residence on Clara Drive in Monroe County.

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