Mold forces Tupelo detectives to move

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Black mold in a downtown Tupelo building has forced the Tupelo Police Department to relocate its...

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Several Lee County residents have fallen victim to a new scam involving missed jury duty and the threat of an arrest. “In the last week, we have gotten several calls about this scam,” said Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson. “The caller claims to be a Lee County deputy […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – A man accused of killing two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace Parkway in August was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday. Donnie William Sartain, 50, of Tishomingo, appeared before Judge Michael Mills in U.S. District Court in Oxford and was sentenced to 37 months in prison and three […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A Tupelo man was jailed after allegedly shooting at a shoplifting suspect Thursday morning. According to Tupelo Police Lt. Jerry Davis, the incident happened around 10:30 a.m. at the Walmart on North Gloster. “Walmart employees were trying to detain a suspected shoplifter and chased the person out into the parking lot,” […]


By Adam Armour Itawamba Times A Golden area man has been arrested and charged with stealing a utility ATV. Deputies with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department picked up Glenn Bradford Vinson, 30, of 2010 Alice Hall Road, on Wednesday after reportedly discovering the stolen ATV on his property. Vinson was given an initial court appearance […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba Times A Fulton woman has been charged with using a machete to attack a man. Micheale Johnhat, 25, of 5172 Highway 25 South, Fulton, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault for reportedly attacking an unidentified victim with the large knife during a domestic dispute. Officials with the Itawamba […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba Times Itawamba County authorities have arrested a Nettleton man they believe is responsible for a local church burglary. Jeffery Wayne Alexander, 34, of Nettleton, has been arrested and charged with burglary of a commercial building, under the subsection that pertains to churches. Burglary of a church carries an enhanced sentence – […]

HOLLY SPRINGS (AP) – Corrections officials have conducted a shakedown at the Marshall County Correctional Facility, seizing weapons, cellphones and other contraband at the private prison that could lead to criminal prosecutions. Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher told The Clarion-Ledger officials believe there were some staff complicit in bringing in contraband and one has already resigned. […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the August 2013 conviction and sentence of Richard Moise in Lee County Circuit Court. According to testimony during the two-day trial, Moise drove from Arkansas during the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2013, to pick up his wife from a party in Verona. He […]

MADISON (AP) – Trial has been delayed until June 8 for a political blogger accused of photographing bedridden Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife, without permission, in a nursing home. The Clarion-Ledger reports Clayton Kelly of Pearl requested the delay. His trial had been scheduled for next week in Madison. Kelly is charged with conspiracy, attempted burglary […]