CRIME & SAFETY
End of watch: Remembering our fallen heroes
The citizens of Brookhaven and Lincoln County have seen their share of officers whose lives were lost in the line of duty. Any salute to first responders would be incomplete without an acknowledgment of their service and honoring their memory. 2017-2022 Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy William Durr served four years with the department prior to […] The post End of watch: Remembering our fallen heroes appeared first on Daily Leader.
‘Not a stranger to crime’: Mississippi man racks up multiple charges — including drive-by shooting, burglary and jail escape
A 28-year-old Brookhaven man has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including drive-by shooting. Travis Antonio Brinson, of 1025 South Second St., was booked into the Lincoln County Jail Thursday morning under charges of drive-by shooting, simple assault domestic violence, burglary of an occupied dwelling, felony escape or attempt to escape, resisting or obstructing arrest, and an indictment.
‘Help is on the way’: A dispatcher’s story
“9-1-1, what’s your emergency?” These words have started the conversation for millions upon millions of phone calls since the three-digit emergency number was first used in 1968. In Lincoln County, dispatcher Abby Thornton has fielded emergency calls for 19 years. She had studied computers at The University of Southern Mississippi, then returned home to study […] The post ‘Help is on the way’: A dispatcher’s story appeared first on Daily Leader.
A salute to service: Thank you our community’s emergency response teams
Brookhaven Police Department • Chief Kenneth Collins • Assistant Chief Clint Earls • Shauntinae Smith, secretary/accreditation manager • Lt. Det. Penelope Banks • Sgt. Det. Jonathan Buie • Sgt. Det. Vincent Fernando • Sgt. Det. Timothy Sanders • Capt. Michael Harvey • Capt./School Resource Officer Tecompsha Warren • Lt./School Resource Officer Willie Gayten Sr. • […] The post A salute to service: Thank you our community’s emergency response teams appeared first on Daily Leader.
Lincoln County Jail docket: 2 women charged with assault by menace or fear
Lincoln County Jail docket, Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Shirley Diane Brewer, 07/29/1953, 1265 E Walsh Lane — arrested, charged with simple assault by menace or fear, by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Whitney Amber Cox, 04/17/1987, 3324 SE Kenner Trail, Ruth — arrested, charged with simple assault by menace or fear, disturbing the peace of […] The post Lincoln County Jail docket: 2 women charged with assault by menace or fear appeared first on Daily Leader.
Mississippi woman guilty of trying to steal houses
A Jayess woman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal houses from the United States Department of Agriculture. She is the third defendant to plead guilty in this case. According to court documents, 69-year-old Ella Martin conspired with others to identify and steal USDA-mortgaged properties. The targeted properties were mortgaged through the Brookhaven office of USDA Rural Development.
MHP responds to 3 fatal weekend crashes
JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to three fatal wrecks in three separate counties over the course of two days. The first wreck was reported at about 8 a.m. Friday on Highway 569 in Amite County. Cpl. Craig James said a 2004 Chevy pickup truck traveling south ran off the road, collided with a tree and overturned, killing the driver, 21-year-old Anthony Oswalt, of Brookhaven.
MHP: 3 wrecks Saturday, 2 with injuries
Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop M responded to three motor vehicle wrecks Saturday in Lincoln County, two that resulted in injuries. The first was at 12:18 p.m. on Interstate 55 at Exit 38. Three vehicles were involved and injuries were sustained. At 1:32 p.m., a one-vehicle wreck resulting in injury occurred on Hwy. 84 E at […] The post MHP: 3 wrecks Saturday, 2 with injuries appeared first on Daily Leader.
Mississippi police chief to elected officials: ‘We are not going to follow those unrighteous rules’
One Mississippi police chief said efforts by the mayor and board of aldermen to set policies within his department are an effort by certain elected officials to “get rid of me.”. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:. Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins made his comments at a meeting of the...
City commends police during National Police Week, approves funds for cameras
At the Tuesday regular meeting of the Brookhaven Board of Aldermen, Ward 3 Alderman and Mayor Pro Tempore Rev. Charles Caston Sr. expressed thanks to the Brookhaven Police Department and Chief Kenneth Collins. “This is National Police Week, and I want to commend you all for the job that you are doing in this Homeseekers’ […] The post City commends police during National Police Week, approves funds for cameras appeared first on Daily Leader.
Mississippi murder victim ID’d after 33 years of questions
More than 30 years after her body was discovered in the bushes at a rest stop in Lincoln County, officials say they have identified the female homicide victim. On May 10, a multi-state investigation and additional DNA testing of a close family member the woman was positively identified as Melinda Lou Barnhouse of Maryland. The investigation began in September 1989, when a woman’s body nude was found in the bushes at a rest stop near mile marker 26 along the southbound side of I55 in Lincoln County. She had been strangled to death.
Advance DNA testing identifies Lincoln County Jane Doe death victim 34 years later
LINCOLN CO., Miss. (WLBT) - The Jane Doe in an unsolved Lincoln County death has been identified through advanced DNA testing 34 years later. For decades, a mysterious woman’s death was whispered about among locals. No one knew who she was or from where she came. Just days ago, forensic scientists, along with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, MBI, and the State Medical Examiners Office worked to find answers.
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