Crime

Traffic stop leads to meth bust in Perry County

A 46-year-old man was arrested on felony charges after a traffic stop turned into a drug bust Perry County.

HPD searching for person of interest in credit card fraud case

Jones County man arrested on drug charges

Lawsuit claims man accused of decapitating mother bit off inmate’s nose in 2015

Man accused of shooting the grandmother of his child in Rawls Springs

Appeal denied for man convicted of raping, kidnapping USM student

Choctaw tribal member sentenced to 45 years in prison for beating man, burning body

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Police searching for ‘cookie monster’ accused of stealing from Girl Scouts

Gulfport man ran unlicensed care facility, stole patients social security benefits

One injured in Laurel shooting, man charged

2 arrests made in Shirley’s of Collins fire investigation

Laurel police warn of convincing phone scam

Hattiesburg police investigating reported shooting

Former police officer charged with murder after shooting in Pike Co.

According to the Pike County Sheriff, Kenny Cotton, Gregory Robinson of Magnolia was charged with the murder of 52-year-old Renee Jones of Magnolia.

  West Virginia man found guilty in infant’s rape, murder; jury recommends no mercy

It took the jury two hours to find the man guilty of multiple charges in the 2016 death of a 10-month-old girl.

Tip leads to four arrests in Jones County

A tip from the public led to four arrests in Jones County.

Mississippi bank robbery suspect arrested in Memphis

The suspect accused of robbing a bank in Ellisville on Monday has been taken into custody in Memphis, TN, according to officials with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.

A dozen clergy members named in diocese’s abuse list served in South Mississippi

‘Seeking Sister Wife’ stars accused of stalking

  Former MS cop pleads guilty after 3-year-old daughter died in hot patrol car

HPD searching for person of interest in grand larceny auto case

Elllisville PD searching for man wanted in bank robbery

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

Petal man charged with false pretense

A Petal man made his initial court appearance on Saturday after being accused of using money meant for a church mission.

Human trafficking awareness group sponsors new billboards

An organization that fights human trafficking in South Mississippi is once again turning to billboards on local roadways to increase awareness of that issue.

Man charged in connection to shooting death of Hattiesburg man

Cornelius Bowman, 34, of Hattiesburg, has been charged with hindering prosecution-rendering criminal assistance, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

MS man sentenced to over 17 years for drug trafficking

A judge sentenced a 41-year-old man to over 17 years in federal prison for trafficking drugs through Mississippi homes.

Hattiesburg woman accused of stabbing underage boyfriend

A Hattiesburg woman was arrested after an argument with her juvenile boyfriend turned violent early Wednesday morning, according to police.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  Father accused of taking AK-47 to FL school after son said teacher ‘slammed him’

The father reportedly told police he didn’t intend to hurt anyone with the gun, saying he carries it for protection and forgot he had it on him.

  Newborn left to die in 1981 identified by DNA; mother charged in South Dakota

After 38 years, police used DNA tests and genealogy to help arrest the suspected mother of a newborn left to die on the side of a South Dakota road.

  TV stars and coaches charged in nationwide college admissions cheating case

Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, regardless of their ability.

Shirley’s of Collins fire believed to be act of arson

Shirley’s of Collins was destroyed by a fire Sunday night. After further investigation, officials now believe that fire was set intentionally to possibly cover up another crime.

Mother charged after car rolls into creek, killing her kids inside

The Leland Police Department was called on March 9, around 5:45 p.m., in reference to a white Nissan Pathfinder that was floating in Deer Creek, with three children trapped inside the vehicle.

Man who allegedly threatened Google arrested in California

The YouTuber allegedly drove across the country in order to confront Google officials, telling police he’d get violent if the visit didn’t go well.

Pike County 14-year-old charged with mother’s murder released on bond

Amariyona Hall’s father posted her $100,000 bond.

Louisiana murder suspect arrested in Hattiesburg

A man wanted for second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in Thibodaux, LA was arrested by Hattiesburg police over the weekend.

Young girl found dead inside duffel bag near California trail identified

The search for the girl’s identity began after her body was found partially concealed in a black duffel bag and dumped down an embankment.

Man found guilty in adopted son’s murder inspired by Oscar-winning movie ‘Manchester by the Sea’

The main character in "Manchester by the Sea" learns he cannot be prosecuted for killing his children, following an accidental house fire.

MS man sentenced in major counterfeit investigation

An Alcorn County man already serving a 32-month federal sentence for trafficking counterfeit goods received another three years on state charges.

  Hattiesburg man killed in early-morning shooting

Hattiesburg police were called to the intersection of Front and Main streets about 3 a.m. Sunday, where they found a man wounded from a gunshot.

Perry County man arrested on meth charge

Perry County Sheriff deputies arrested 33-year-old John Cox during a driver license checkpoint in the Arlington community.

Former Wayne County housing authority director indicted on drug charges

Larry Anthony “Tony” Dunn is scheduled to be in circuit court on Monday, May 6 to face three charges of selling a controlled substance.

Laurel man arrested on gun, drug charges in Hattiesburg

A Laurel man was arrested on gun and drug charges by Hattiesburg police early Thursday morning.

Woman arrested while visiting Jefferson Davis Co. Jail

A woman visiting the Jefferson Davis County Jail became an inmate after reportedly trying to smuggle contraband inside the facility.

Jefferson Davis Co. inmate accused of knocking jailer unconscious

An inmate in the Jefferson Davis County Jail faces a new felony charge after allegedly attacking a corrections officer.

  Police: 2 dead in McLain murder-suicide

Two people are dead following a shooting Thursday morning in McLain. Officials with the McLain Police Department said the shooting was a murder-suicide.

Supreme Court refuses to hear 1994 Marion Co. capital murder case

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear a case of a man convicted of capital murder in 1994.

  Pine Belt task force works to curb human trafficking

The fight against human trafficking continues in the Pine Belt, led by the newly formed Pine Belt Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force.

Appeals court affirms conviction, sentence of Joanie Calloway

The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence of a woman charged in connection to the deaths of two Hattiesburg police officers in 2015.

HPD warns of fraudulent check scam

The Hattiesburg Police Department warned the public to be aware of an ongoing scam after receiving reports of individuals asking others to cash fraudulent checks.

Purvis man indicted for alleged worker compensation fraud

A Purvis man is facing up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine after being indicted on one count of worker compensation fraud by a Forrest County grand jury.

  Delivery driver shot in back after dispute over disabled parking space in Missouri

The 65-year-old suspect was arrested. Officers are due to meet with prosecutors to decide if charges will be filed.

Case involving 14-year-old girl charged with mom’s murder in Pike Co. going to grand jury

32-year-old Erica Hall of Magnolia was pronounced dead at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.

Victim in Marion County homicide identified

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim in an ongoing homicide investigation on Tuesday.

Hattiesburg police investigating armed robbery

Hattiesburg police are investigating after an armed robbery in a Hub City parking lot on Monday evening.

Wayne County teacher facing drug charge on MS Coast

A Wayne County High School teacher is facing a drug charge on the Mississippi Coast.

After worker accused of throwing toddler, Missouri daycare’s state license revoked

The daycare announced through an attorney that it will appeal the state’s decision to revoke its license. It can remain open during that process.

  MBN works to end opioid overdoses in Pine Belt

Opioid overdoses are becoming more and more prominent in the Pine Belt, especially in the Hattiesburg area. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is taking strides to stop it.

Paramedic faces multiple lawsuits alleging he abused patients in ambulance

A South Mississippi paramedic is facing allegations that he sexually assaulted multiple victims in the back of an ambulance.

  WATCH: Hattiesburg convenience store robbery caught on camera

Police are looking for two suspects believed to be responsible for two early-morning convenience store robberies in the Hub City.

Deputies searching for “dangerous” escaped inmate near Raymond

According to jail officials two inmates escaped from the Raymond Detention Center before sunrise Monday morning. They escaped through a crawl space and made their way through the razor wire fence.

Chase suspect arrested after night on the run in Lamar Co.

After a night on the run, a suspect wanted out of Louisiana for reportedly leading police on a chase into Mississippi is now behind bars.

Young woman, 21, fatally shot helping friend escape suspected domestic violence

Within a day, police arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly shooting at his child’s mother but instead striking and killing the victim.

California man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old he met on Tinder

Officers say the victim initially lied about her age on Tinder, but after eight months of communication with the suspect, she disclosed she was only 12.

  Suspect in Falisa Carter disappearance charged with second felony

A Laurel man has been charged with a second crime in connection to the disappearance of Falisa Carter.

Hattiesburg man charged with armed robbery

Johnny Battee was wanted in connection to an armed robbery at the Kangaroo service station on Campbell Loop on Oct. 17, 2018.

Teen rescued during human trafficking sting in Hub City

A Mississippi teen was rescued from a sex trafficking situation during an undercover operation by the Pine Belt Area Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce.

Man arrested, charged after leading deputies on chase in Jones Co.

A 27-year-old man was arrested after leading deputies on a vehicle and foot chase in Jones County on Thursday.

  Person in custody after drug bust in Hattiesburg

One person is in custody after authorities found drugs, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia at a tax preparation service in Hattiesburg.

4 arrested in Jones County drug bust

Four suspects are behind bars after authorities seized more than $10,000 worth of drugs from a Jones County home.

Columbia police warn of scam phone calls

The Columbia Police Department has received several reports of residents receiving suspicious scam phone calls.

Parents dumped baby’s body after he died while they were on drugs, CA prosecutors say

The suspects both face charges of child abuse resulting in death. If convicted, they could receive up to 10 years in prison.

  Ex-husband blames cult as motive in deaths of 5 family members

Two suspects, a mother and daughter who were related to all of the victims, are charged with their family members’ murders.

  Bond set for father, son charged in Marion Co. homicide investigation

A Marion County judge set bond Wednesday for the father and son charged in an ongoing homicide investigation that has shocked a small community.

Parents charged amid disturbing allegations of child abuse in Jones Co.

The parents of a young child in Jones County have been arrested and charged following disturbing allegations of abuse.

Mother suspected of killing baby, tossing son from landing in California

Officers went to the apartment building after a neighbor called 911 to report that a child was screaming or crying, and then, she noticed a woman was holding the child over a second-story landing.

Groomer arrested after allegedly abusing service dog so badly its tail had to be amputated

Surveillance video shows seven minutes in which the suspect appears to manhandle the dog, tie her down and yank her tail so hard it breaks.

  HPD investigator continues working case of missing woman

Hattiesburg police are still actively investigating the disappearance of 25-year-old Falisa Carter, who was last seen on Nov. 25. Tuesday, Carter’s family and friends took their signs to the street, marching for their loved one.

Man accused of killing 2-year-old appears in court

During Tuesday’s court appearance, Justin Blakeney’s retrial was tentatively set for July. A jury will be picked from another county and be brought to Jones County for the trial.

  2 charged in Marion Co. homicide investigation

Two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection to a body that was found inside a burned car in Marion County.