Monroe County, MS

Aberdeen teen died one week after crash

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - A teenager died one week after the car he was in crashed near Aberdeen. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley identified the victim as Tyjaleek Smith, 17, of Aberdeen. The single-vehicle crash on June 28 happened shortly before sunrise on Highway 25, just outside the city limits...
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Okolona man dies in crash during police pursuit

TUPELO • A man died in a one-car wreck after leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit through two counties. The Mississippi Highway Patrol tried to pull over a vehicle for speeding on Highway 45 in Monroe County July 3 around 5:10 p.m. to stop a vehicle for speeding in Monroe County on Highway 45. Instead of stopping, Carlos Forshee, 35, of Okolona, sped away in his 2008 BMW 550SD. He continued north into Lee County and turned onto County Road 506 in the Pine Grove community.
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MHP: Okolona man died in crash while trying to get away from trooper

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a man from Okolona died over the weekend when his BMW crashed into a tree while fleeing one of its troopers. He is identified as Carlos Forshee, 35, and he died Sunday where the crash happened in south Lee County on County Road 506.

Meth arrests made at Monroe County auto repair shop

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) – Monroe County law enforcement makes a meth bust at an auto repair shop. Drake Thompson, 28, of Amory, and John Roark, 54, of Aberdeen are both charged with possession of a controlled substance. Monroe County Sheriff Kevin Crook says the Monroe County Swat Team, North...
Natchez Democrat

Betty Jean Johnson

NATCHEZ – Funeral services for Betty Jean Johnson, 65, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Monroe will be Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 11 a.m. at West Gate Funeral Home (George F. West, Sr. Memorial Chapel) with Bro. Lionel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Daughters...

United Furniture laying off 300 as it converts Amory plant to warehouse

TUPELO • One of the largest furniture employers in the state, United Furniture Industries Inc., is laying off about 300 workers in Mississippi and North Carolina. United, which is privately held and operates under the Lane Home Furnishings brand, said that in the next two months it will close one production facility and transform two others exclusively for use as warehouse and distribution center space.

2 Monroe County inmates accused of planning assault on authorities

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Two inmates housed in the Monroe County Jail attempted to carry out a planned assault on deputies and corrections officers, according to Sheriff Kevin Crook. Joshua Miller is serving a life sentence for the murder of his girlfriend and other gang-related charges. He has now been charged with three counts […]

Two federal inmates to spend more time in prison after multiple incidents

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Two Federal inmates in the Monroe County Jail have probably earned themselves a few more years behind bars. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Joshua Miller, who is serving a life sentence for murdering his girlfriend and other gang-related charges, and Dillon Heffker, who is there on gang-related drugs and weapons charges, had threatened to assault the “smallest female guard” during the week.