Crime

FCSO, Metro Crime Stoppers make multiple felony arrests

If you have information about crime being committed in the Forrest County area, contact the FCSO Dispatch at (601) 544-7800 or submit an anonymous tip through Metro Crime Stoppers at (601) 582-STOP or p3tips.com.

  Jones County sheriff addresses video circulating on social media

Man charged in shooting at Hattiesburg convenience store

Man identified in Hattiesburg death investigation

Man charged in Hattiesburg shooting

Jones County man sentenced for conspiracy to distribute meth, heroin

  Texas man pleads guilty in 2019 Mount Olive murder

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  2 arrested in Saturday morning Hattiesburg shooting

Suspect identified in Simpson Co. double homicide

  Miss. man went on violent crime spree after release from jail due to coronavirus, police say

TBI: Amber Alert canceled for missing 9-month-old forcibly taken in Tennessee

Escapee captured in Lauderdale County after high-speed chase

  2 accused of helping murder suspect hide from law enforcement

Covington County murder suspect captured

Officials with the Covington County Sheriff’s Office said 39-year-old Charles Chevalier was captured in Simpson County around 10 p.m.

Petal Skate Park vandalized; temporarily closes

According to city officials, Petal Skate Park on Hillcrest Loop was vandalized over the weekend, prompting its closure for the week.

Missing La. man found dead in Lumberton; 2 charged with capital murder

Dedrick Grant Jr. was found dead on 4 Mile Road in Lumberton.

Hattiesburg man sentenced for meth trafficking

Senior U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced 36-year-old Juan Carlos Brewster to nine years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession of meth with intent to distribute.

Nurse, doctor sentenced in health care fraud scheme

Information needed after convenience store shooting in Hattiesburg Tuesday night

Man killed in Bay Springs shooting, juvenile charged

One man killed in deadly shooting in Simpson Co.

  Taking a stand against unsolved murders

  Man accused of ramming MCSO vehicle, nearly hitting deputy

2 Hattiesburg men sentenced on federal drug charges

A federal judge sentenced two Hattiesburg men to serve time in prison on drug charges.

  Officer-involved shootings: What’s a justifiable use of force?

On any given day, around 800 thousand police officers are working the streets of this country.

  Collins adding new Project NOLA camera to current network

The city of Collins is already expanding its network of high-tech surveillance cameras that it installed just three months ago.

Miss. National Guard soldier identified as victim in deadly Jackson shooting

Sgt. Stephen Matory served as a transport management coordinator for a company in the 2/20th Special Forces Group based in Jackson.

Miss. doctor sentenced in health care fraud scheme

A federal judge sentenced a Madison doctor Tuesday for his role in a multi-million dollar health care fraud scheme.

Brookhaven man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of 17-year-old

A 19-year-old has been charged with 1st degree murder in the death of a 17-year-old.

Investigators: Man arrested after lying about fight with accused cop killer during search

There could end up being additional charges.

Wilkinson Co. inmate found unresponsive in cell; death investigation underway

No foul play is suspected. An autopsy will determine the official cause and the manner of death.

Man accused of killing Simpson Co. deputy charged with capital murder

Joaquin Blackwell has been charged by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) with Capital Murder of a Peace Officer.

Three charged in $180 million health-care fraud scheme

Indictments against three people charged in a more than $180 million health care fraud scheme were unsealed Friday.

Convicted felon sentenced to 10 years in prison for gun charge

A convicted felon from Hattiesburg will spend the next 10 years in prison for illegally possessing a sawed off-shotgun.

  Jones County murder investigation continues

Less than a week ago, Jones County resident Ashley Pearson was killed and there are still many questions regarding her death.

Hattiesburg brothers sentenced on drug, firearm charges

Two Hattiesburg brothers were sentenced Wednesday after being convicted in federal court on drug and firearm charges.

  Fraudulent unemployment claims scam hits the state

According to State Auditor Shad White, the U.S. Labor Department, U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Secret Service, his office and other state agencies are investigating.

Covington County murder conviction upheld on appeal

The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence of a man found guilty in a 2016 Covington County murder on Tuesday.

2 teens found shot, killed in Simpson Co.; Investigators search for suspects

Law enforcement officers are investigating a double homicide in Simpson County.

Two injured in shooting at Laurel business

Two people were injured in a shooting at a Laurel Dollar General on Monday.

  Bond denied for Jones County murder suspect

Accused murderer Adam Mills had his bond denied by Jones County Justice Court Judge Billie Graham on Friday during his initial court appearance.

Man charged in Hattiesburg shooting

Hattiesburg police charged a man in a shooting investigation after he turned himself in Thursday.

Sentence upheld for teen convicted of killing ex-girlfriend in 1996

The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed a Lamar County Circuit Court decision Tuesday denying a resentencing in a 1996 murder.

Jones Co. deputies investigating homicide in Powers community

A woman was killed in the Powers community early Thursday morning.

Brandon man arrested after running down the interstate naked

His charges include: indecent exposure, public intoxication and possession of paraphernalia.

Hattiesburg home struck by gunfire

A Hattiesburg home was struck by gunfire Wednesday evening.

Hattiesburg woman charged with accessory after the fact in murder investigation

A Hattiesburg woman charged with hindering prosecution in connection to the death of 28-year-old Rhakim James had another charge added Wednesday.

Ellisville police officer arrested on drug charges

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested an Ellisville Police Department officer on drug charges Tuesday.

Man stalked ATM, ambushed and killed woman, police say

Interim Police Chief Charles Coleman says detectives have arrested 18-year-old Tanelius Burks on a charge of capital murder.

Two charged in Hattiesburg murder investigation

Hattiesburg police charged a Meridian man with murder in the death of 28-year-old Rhakim James.

Man charged with aggravated assault in Hattiesburg stabbing

Kenzell Blakely is charged with aggravated assault.

  Drugs, guns and cash seized in Laurel drug bust

A major drug bust by the Laurel Police Department leaves one man arrested along with the seizure of drugs, weapons and cash.

Second woman arrested in Vicksburg elderly abuse case

Wills is charged with felonious infliction of physical pain or injury on a vulnerable person

Mendenhall man charged with raping child

He's being held in jail without bond.

8 arrested, 12 dogs rescued from dog fighting ring in Newton County

Deputies say the illegal dog fighting was being held at an abandoned trailer.

1 man wanted for questioning in Hattiesburg stabbing investigation

According to Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore, officers responded to a stabbing report around 2 p.m. in the 300 block of Willis Avenue.

HPD seeking suspect in Sunday morning shooting

Hattiesburg police are seeking a 31-year-old Hattiesburg police in connection to a Sunday morning shooting.

Seventh suspect arrested in Hattiesburg homicide investigation

According to Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore, Kedrick Tevon Lee, 23, of Hattiesburg, was arrested and booked into the Forrest County Jail Saturday afternoon.

  Covington Co. Sheriff’s Dept. develops new website

Covington County residents can learn more about their sheriff’s department by logging on to a brand new website.

Laurel police seize 10 pounds of pot during traffic stop

William Jackson is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Son charged with murder in Marion County

Samuel Dathan Peak, 32, has been charged with murder.

1 wanted for questioning, 6 charged in Hattiesburg homicide investigation

Six people have been charged and one man is wanted for questioning in a Hattiesburg homicide investigation.

Coast children found dead in Texas after triple murder-suicide

Clara, 5, and Robert, 3, were found dead with their mother in Texas last month in an apparent murder-suicide.

Court upholds murder conviction in 2016 Hattiesburg shooting

On Thursday, the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of Aaron Jones in the 2016 shooting death of 64-year-old Frank Jenkins.

  State Auditor: Scammers try to take advantage of pandemic

COVID-19 is causing concern and anxiety for many, and scammers are trying to take advantage of it.

  Jurors from Miss. mass murder trial come back to fellowship with victims’ families

After being sequestered in Pike County in the Cory Godbolt mass murder trial, those 15 people from DeSoto County would never see life the same way again.“We all left a piece of us down here," said jury foreman Nicole Becker. "It felt not done, it felt incomplete.”

Man injured in Hattiesburg shooting

The Hattiesburg Police Department is investigating a Wednesday night shooting that injured a man in the Hub City.

  Sheriff: Man wanted for leaving scene of deadly Covington Co. crash arrested

Logan Thomas Shows, 18, was killed in a crash on Cascio Taormina Road in the Sanford community.

2 men wanted for questioning in Hattiesburg death investigation

The Hattiesburg Police Department is seeking two men wanted for questioning after a man was found dead Sunday morning.

Family: Mississippi man found dead in Alabama wanted iPhone

The family of a Mississippi man found dead in Alabama say he traveled across state lines to buy an iPhone at a cheaper price.

Woman arrested following domestic shooting Saturday night

According to Ryan Moore, public information officer for HPD, officers received the report of a shooting in the 200 block of North 25th Avenue around 11:30 p.m.

Death investigation underway after body found on Franklin Street

According to HPD Public Information Officer Ryan Moore, officers got the call about the body being found in the 1100 block of Franklin Street before 6 a.m.

Laurel police seeking suspect in Friday night shooting

Laurel police are seeking a 25-year-old suspect on an aggravated assault charge after a Friday night shooting that sent a man to the hospital.

Bond set for teen charged in Purvis murder

Lois Anne Hughes, 17, is charged with murder in the death of Duel Vincent Bryant.

  Warren Co. Sheriff’s Department looking into abuse video circulating social media

The Warren County Sheriff's Department is well aware of the video showing what looks like the abuse of a vulnerable adult. It's disturbing, and it appears the victim is knocked down, whipped, and grabbed by the throat.PACE: "We are well aware of this video. My investigative unit is and has been i

  17-year-old charged with murder in Purvis shooting

A 17-year-old has been charged as an adult with murder in a Purvis death investigation.

Harrison Co. couple charged after 108 animals found living in deplorable conditions, says sheriff

Over 100 animals are now being cared for by animal rescue groups after being found living in “deplorable conditions” at a Saucier property.

  Gov. Reeves’ choice for MDOC Commissioner brings decades of corrections experience

Pending confirmation from the Mississippi Senate, the new pick for Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner brings decades of experience as a warden at Angola in Louisiana.

Person of interest sought for questioning in Hattiesburg burglary

The Hattiesburg Police Department is searching for a person of interest who is wanted for questioning in the burglary of a Family Dollar on Tuesday.

Purvis murder victim identified

Details are limited at this time, but police said one suspect is in custody.

Chicago murder suspect arrested in Covington County

The U.S. Marshals Service and the Covington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chicago murder suspect in the county Tuesday.