CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Silver Alert, Car Theft, and New Police Station in Copiah County, Mississippi
A Silver Alert has been issued for George Earl Kelly, a man from Copiah County, Mississippi, who was last seen on November 29th. Three teenagers from Crystal Springs are facing charges of motor vehicle theft and kidnapping after allegedly stealing a pregnant woman's car with her children inside. The public is invited to visit the new Wesson Police Department in Wesson, Mississippi, during an open house on December 9th.
Weekly Safety Report: Rash of Incidents Raises Concerns in Brookhaven, Mississippi
This week in Brookhaven, Mississippi, several incidents occurred that raised concerns about safety in the community. These incidents include a former FedEx driver alleging a racist attack, an ongoing search for a shooting suspect, a rash of auto thefts and burglaries, and the reported theft of two vehicles from a local auto dealership.
Lincoln County Jail Docket: Woman arrested for DUI
Lincoln County Jail docket, Tuesday Dec. 5, 2023: Raymond Heath Johnson, 01/29/1967, 963 Hunters Road, Bogue Chitto, on an indictment for a charge of domestic aggravated assault by Lincoln County Sheriff Office. Everette Custio Womack, 09/18/1986, Beard Road, Wesson, on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance by Lincoln County Sheriff […] The post Lincoln County Jail Docket: Woman arrested for DUI appeared first on Daily Leader.
Copiah County Sheriff’s Office Looking For Missing Man
The Copiah County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a man named George Earl Kelly. Kelly is 61 years old, approximately 5′-5″ tall, and weighs approximately 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan colored jacket, blue jeans, and white shoes. According...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Wreck and Lawsuit Filed in Lincoln County, Mississippi
Two incidents occurred in Lincoln County, Mississippi this week. In the first incident, a one-vehicle wreck resulted in the death of a Lincoln County woman. The driver lost control of the Dodge truck, causing it to slide off the road and collide with trees on the passenger side. The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment. In the second incident, a Black former delivery driver filed a lawsuit against two white men and his former employer, FedEx. He alleges that the men shot at his work van and pursued him in a high-speed chase. The lawsuit seeks $5 million in damages.
Lawsuit seeks $5M for Black former delivery driver who says white men shot at him in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Black former delivery driver in Mississippi who says two white men shot into his work van and then pursued him in a high-speed chase last year has filed a new lawsuit against the men and his former employer, FedEx. This is the second civil...
Lincoln County Jail docket: 21 arrests made across Thanksgiving holiday
Lincoln County Jail docket, Thursday-Sunday, Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 22-26, 2023: • Jeremiah B. Essien, 02/13/1998, 1150 Railroad Ave., Georgetown — arrested on city warrant, by Brookhaven Police Department. • Cearic Merchant, 02/03/2008, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive — arrested, charged with armed carjacking, by BPD. • Freddie Paul Modelist, 11/23/1995, 8651 Pearl Point St., Houston, […] The post Lincoln County Jail docket: 21 arrests made across Thanksgiving holiday appeared first on Daily Leader.
Body found by Lincoln County hunters Saturday
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a body found Saturday afternoon that may have been there for as long as six months. It began when dispatch was notified that a hunter located possible human remains near a road leading into a wooded area on Wooley Trail. Initial...
Lincoln County woman dies after truck crashes into trees
LINCOLN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A crash claimed the life of a Lincoln County woman this weekend. The Daily Leader reported the crash happened just before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 26 on Calvary Drive near Bogue Chitto. Authorities said a Dodge truck crashed into trees on the passenger side. The 22-year-old driver was taken […]
MHP responds to three fatal crashes during Thanksgiving weekend
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s (MHP) Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Period ended on Sunday, November 26. Officials with MHP said troopers investigated 169 crashes, including three fatal crashes. The crashes happened in Choctaw, Copiah and Jackson counties. Troopers also issued 6,766 citations and made 109 arrests for impaired driving. Thanksgiving Travel Period Enforcement […]
Highway patrol reports three fatal crashes over Thanksgiving holiday period
The Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Period concluded Sunday, Nov. 26, at midnight. The period began on Wednesday, Nov. 22. The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 6,766 citations; made 109 arrests for impaired driving and investigated 169 crashes. The crashes resulted in 43 injuries with three fatal crashes and three deaths. The fatal crashes occurred in Jackson, Copiah […]