Kosciusko man caught with drugs in jail

A Kosciusko man arrested on additional charges at the Leake County Regional Correctional facility when he was busted for drugs. Sammy Moore, 26, of Kosciusko was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana at a correctional facility. A search of Moore on intake at the facility resulted in the discovery of marijuana. Attala County authorities were transporting Moore to the facility for incarceration when officers discovered the drugs.

Leake Co. Man Sentenced for Second-Degree Murder

Prosecutors say a Mississippi man has been sentenced for second-degree murder in the shooting death of a co-worker. A U.S. Attorney’s Office news release says 37-year-old Christopher E. Lemon was sentenced on Nov. 30 to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in September. The release says Lemon was riding in a car with a co-worker in Leake County in 2014. He’d stolen a firearm from their employer’s store before getting into her vehicle. Lemon shot her… Read More.

Pope wins run-off election for Leake County Judgeship

Johnny Pope defeated Sonya Nealy in the Leake County Justice Court Judge runoff election Tuesday night. The Leake County Circuit Clerks Office shows that Johnny Pope received 779 votes to Nealy’s 647. Pope will finish the unexpired term of Ken Adcock, who was elected to fill the seat of Leake County Circuit Clerk.