Update: Kosciusko Chief of Police Herbert Dew has released a statement on the events leading to the arrest of suspects wanted for crimes in multiple states:

At 8:52 pm Thursday night, the Kosciusko Police Department received a call of a vehicle accident in the area of N. Jackson Street and W. North Street.

It was reported that the vehicle ran into a large ditch approximately 30- 40 yards off of the roadway. 

Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, but no occupants. Bystanders stated that a black male subject exited the vehicle and ran in a northerly direction. They also stated that a white female exited the vehicle with an unknown direction of travel.

At this time, because the vehicle did not have a tag displayed, the officers ran the V.I.N. on the vehicle. At this point it came back as a stolen vehicle and was attached to a BOLO (Be on the lookout) for Lessie Earl Proctor and Annastasia Coenen.

A short time later, officers were directed to a location about 100 yards away where they found Coenen laying on the ground.  She had been injured  in the accident.  An ambulance was called for her.  She was transported to our local hospital and later transferred to a Jackson hospital.  She has not been charged with a crime by the Kosciusko Police Department at this time.

Upon further investigation, it was learned that Proctor and Coenen were wanted for a string of robberies and carjackings in Florida. They also have other warrants in Arkansas, Iowa, and Illinois.

Proctor was later spotted in the early morning hours in the same area of the crash, but evaded officers on foot.

He was seen again shortly after around 6:00 am and was taken into custody without incident after a short foot pursuit by officers at the intersection of Bachman Street and Hwy 35 north. He was transported to the Kosciusko Police Department where he was processed and charged with possession of stolen property ($50,000 bond) and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon ($25,000 bond).

He was then transported to the Leake County Correctional Facility. 

The case is still under investigation with multiple agencies working together. 


Update 7:15 am: Investigator Greg Collins with the Kosciusko Police Department says both suspects wanted on federal carjacking charges have been taken into custody.

Collins said 31-year-old Lessie Earl Proctor was arrested early Thursday morning on Bachman Street in Kosciusko.  A female suspect, 19-year-old Annastasia K. Coenen, was taken into custody late Wednesday night on N Jackson Street.

The two suspects are wanted for a crime spree in Florida. The Pensacola News Journal reports that the two stole a car from a local library on Friday, June 1. They are also wanted in Miami for additional armed robberies and leading police on a high speed chase.

According to Collins, FBI agents from Florida are traveling to Kosciusko to begin the extradition process.


6-13: Investigator Greg Collins contacted Breezy News with and update on the situation that is unfolding in the city.

Collins said that two subjects, one male and one female, fled from the police on foot near the railroad tracks on North Jackson Street Wednesday night. The female was soon apprehended and taken into custody while the second is still on the loose and in the area.

The Kosciusko Police Department is asking for help in locating the male. He is described as a black male and is believed is wearing a blue Adidas jumpsuit. Investigator Collins said that the suspect is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

The two are wanted on multiple warrants in Arkansas, Florida and Illinois where the two commented aggravated armed robbery as recently as Tuesday.

If you spot the suspect do not approach the subject but you are urged to contact the Kosciusko Police Department at (662) 289-3131.


  1. A confused citizen says:

    What I would like to know is why Durant didn’t call a head for Ko are troopers are county to deploy spike strips are at least a heads up that a couple fugitives where on the way are dam something I mean how is the law going to persuade a fleeing stolen vehicle out of town but then if that wasn’t dumb anough are police just stop the manhunt and ask for public assistance hello are kids family and loved ones are asleep in this town and y’all tell us the public to be on look out he’ll get yalls ass out there and find him before he breaks in and kills some one it sounds like he don’t have any reason why he wouldn’t what the hell is the law thinking !!!!!!!

  2. Kosy citizen says:

    I’m curious to know why the bond for possession of stolen property is more than the bond for a convicted felon in possession of a weapon?

  3. Chris C-4 says:

    Hell I would like to know how they went from robbing my wife store she works at (on almost bottom of arkansas) and steals a car from there and makes it to Illinois then down to Kosciusko Mississippi n still was not caught driving the same car from Arkansas when they totaled it. Wow.. where was all out state boys while they was driving out of state?

    • mark says:

      I agree with that where were state troopers they new pretty fast store robbed at gunpoint and car description and tag # surely

  4. C says:

    Why didn’t they call in the $14000 dog to track down this person? Letting him just wondering around could have gone bad in a lot ways thank about that.

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