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Info released about Mantachie chase and arrest

MANTACHIE, Miss. (WTVA) - A man is charged with stealing a Mantachie police vehicle and leading law enforcement officers on a two-county chase. According to a news release from the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, the incident happened Saturday evening, Aug. 6 shortly before midnight. Mantachie police responded to a...
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Man arrested after allegedly stealing Mantachie police car

ITWAMABA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a Mantachie police car and leading law enforcement on a two county chase. 31-year-old Robert Earl Spradling was taken into custody after spike strips were used to stop him. Itawamba County investigators say the incident happened...

Police SUV collided with rear of school bus in Fulton

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A police cruiser collided with the rear of a school bus in Itawamba County Monday morning, Aug. 8. Fulton Police Chief Brad Rogers said the incident happened at approximately 7:30 on Adams Street. The police chief reported zero injuries and said the collision caused minor damage.

Aberdeen looking to hire five new police officers

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Much like the rest of the country, the Aberdeen Police Department needs police officers. Aberdeen Police Chief Quinell Shumpert said he walked into his office on Monday morning to find another letter of resignation under his door. The city currently has 13 officers and needs five...

Amory man died 10 days after wreck

AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - A man died more than a week after he was involved in a Monroe County crash. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley said James Kuykendall, 91, of Amory, died on July 31 from injuries he received in a July 21 crash. He died at the hospital in Tupelo.

Lamar County man accused of assaulting a senior citizen

SULLIGENT, Ala. (WCBI) – A Lamar County man is behind bars, accused of assaulting a senior citizen. Richard Devin Lewis is charged with felony elderly abuse and misdemeanor assault in the third degree. The charges stem from an incident last Saturday in the 4 thousand block of Highway 278...

Sulligent man arrested for weekend assault

SULLIGENT, Ala. (WTVA) - A Sulligent man was arrested on Thursday, July 28 for allegedly assaulting an elderly man several days earlier. Sulligent Police Chief Rick McDaniel said officers arrested Richard Lewis, 42, of Sulligent, for felony elder abuse, assault and reckless endangerment. The incident happened Saturday morning, July 23...

Murder in the first degree

HAMILTON —Hamilton resident James Ray McCracken was arrested on suspected murder in the first degree charges this weekend on Saturday, July 23, in Hamilton. The Hamilton Police Department, along with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, made the arrest on the day of the incident. McCracken, 77, born in...

Amory man sentenced to 30 years in prison on child porn charges

OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) – On Monday, an Amory man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing and distributing child pornography. United States District Judge Neal B. Biggers sentenced Brett Northington, 60, to 360 months in federal prison for using a minor to produce child sexual abuse material and distribute it on the […]

Missing teen ran away from Sheffield boys home with another teen Sunday, family says

A family is searching for information about the whereabouts of 15-year-old Aiden Oliver, who they say ran away from a boys home in Sheffield on Sunday night. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office shared a Facebook post Tuesday in which Jennifer Oliver says her son, Aiden Oliver, left with another teen boy. The sheriff's office confirmed the Olivers are from Franklin County.

Amory man receives 30-year sentence for child porn

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A judge sentenced an Amory man to 30 years in prison for producing and distributing child pornography. Brett Northington, 60, received the sentence on Monday, July 25. Judge Neal Biggers felt the sentence was necessary to protect children in Northington’s own family and children outside of...