Neshoba County man arrested for stealing mowers and ATVs

A Neshoba County man has been arrested in Winston County. Winston County’s sheriff says the community helped them track down the person responsible for stealing thousands of dollars in lawn mowers and 4-wheelers. Raymanuel Seales is charged with one count of grand larceny. Sheriff Jason Pugh says more charges are expected to come soon. Seales is believed to be responsible for stealing close to $250,000 in lawn mowers and 4-wheelers in Winston and Leake counties. His bond has not... Read More.

Holmes County man sentenced for breaking into Dollar General

A 21-year-old man who broke into a Dollar General last year pleaded guilty to the crime and will spend two years in jail, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Marshall Howard, of Goodman, was sentenced Friday by Holmes County Circuit Court Judge Janie Lewis on one count of business burglary. He was sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with two of those years to serve, three years suspended, and three years post-release supervision.... Read More.

AG alerts consumers about computer scams

A pop-up alert on your computer that appears to be a technical support message could be an effort to steal your personal information, according to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. The Consumer Protection Division in the AG’s office reports a recent increase in these types of scams, where tech support scammers use pop-ups that resemble security alerts from Microsoft, Apple, or other companies. The alerts warn that the user’s computer is hacked or infected with viruses. Some pop-ups even... Read More.

Holmes County man arrested for third DUI

Leake County Deputies arrested a Durant man for his third DUI. Anthony Broadnax, 35, of 71 Durant Apt. 66, was booked into the Leake County Correctional Facility for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) third offense. Broadnax was pulled over by Leake County Deputies on Highway 35 North for swerving back and forth in the road. Officers observed a strong alcohol smell coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle produced six burnt marijuana roaches along with beer and... Read More.

Suspects in death of Choctaw man to remain jailed

U.S. Magistrate Linda Anderson Monday ordered authorities to keep four suspects in jail who are accused of killing a Choctaw man and setting him on fire in 2017. Federal murder charges were filed last year against Keyshawn Willis, Keenan Martin, Jerome Steve and Monte Isaac, all Choctaw tribal members. The four are accused of beating Demetrius Sam to death on Nov. 2 in Neshoba County. A sworn statement by an FBI agent says Martin, Steve and Willis confessed to... Read More.

Stolen ATV in Leake County

The Leake County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance for information on the theft of a 4-wheeler on Thursday night or early Friday morning. A green 2008 Suzuki King Quad ATV was stolen from 2539 Old Walnut Grove Road, Walnut Grove. The owner stated that the ATV was left at a house site over night, but the ignition key had been removed. If you have any information on this crime or the location of the stolen ATV, please... Read More.

Cell Phone Companies Should Do More to Fight Robocalls or Lose State – Approved Federal Fund

Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley wants to stop federal funds to cellular telephone companies if they don’t do more to stop robocalls and has asked the Public Utilities Staff to investigate whether telephone companies profit from robocalls. Presley wants the PSC to take stronger action to stop the calls by requiring cellular telephone companies to offer free robocall blocking technology and develop ways to stop “Caller ID Spoofing” where telemarketers steal phone numbers to make calls or risk... Read More.

18-wheeler stolen in Philadelphia

Authorities are asking the public for help in locating a stolen 18-wheeler. The truck was taken Saturday from a local body shop’s lot on Highway 19 North in Philadelphia. The truck is a white-silver 1999 Peterbilt tag #A410966, stolen along with the truck was a black magnolia hydraulic ramp lowboy trailer tag#099903A. Crime stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest call 855-485-TIPS.  

Leake Co. Sheriff warns residents of Scam

Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner has issued an advisory for Leake County residents to be on the lookout for scam artists claiming to represent the sheriff’s office. Waggoner said he had had at least two reports Tuesday of scams attempted, one successfully, against county residents. He said both residents had received phone calls from persons claiming to represent the S.O. in an effort to get money. In one case a resident was called by a man claiming to be... Read More.

Mississippi AG investigating Facebook

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he has put Facebook on notice as he investigates the social media giant’s user privacy practices. The company is able being investigated by the Federal trade Commission for allegedly providing users’ personal information to third parties without users’ consent or knowledge. The investigation covers the time period starting in November 2013 and forward. Hood says he’s investigating whether Facebook violated the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act when it gave permission to University of Cambridge... Read More.

Shooting suspects lead Philadelphia Police on chase

Two men are in custody after shooting an assault rifle at a vehicle in Philadelphia. The incident happened Tuesday night (3/20/18) at Beacon Street and Poplar Avenue. “Officers heard gun shots and responded to the area they thought the shots came from,” stated Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers. A 911 call came in from a witness/victim stating gun shots were fired at his vehicle. Shortly after officers responded, the suspects sped off and led police on a short car... Read More.