Crime

Forrest County Sheriff’s Office seeking info in Dec. homicide

The sheriff’s office said it is seeking information regarding a homicide in the Sheeplo community that occurred on the night of Dec. 31.

Tax collector reverses decision on former employee’s volunteer work following guilty plea

Stephen McGilberry to serve four life sentences without parole for 1994 murders

  Reeves maps out plan for improving Parchman conditions

Metro Narcotics and Forrest Co. investigators make trafficking arrests

Ala. teen charged with capital murder in death of his mother & twin brothers

  Bond set for 3 suspects in Waynesboro homicide investigations

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Sheriff: Man fatally shot during argument over clothing

Miss. man accused of building bomb to maim or kill ex-girlfriend

Former Mississippi State, Wenonah High School player killed in Birmingham

  Hattiesburg council approves Project NOLA camera system

  VIDEO: Hattiesburg police chase suspect through shopping center

Coroner: Parchman inmates killed by ‘blunt force’

  Man charged with murder in Waynesboro shooting that killed 13-year-old

A man has been charged with murder in a drive-by shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy at a Waynesboro apartment complex and injured several others.

  Man charged with murder in Waynesboro shooting

The Waynesboro Police Department made an arrest in connection with the shooting death of 26-year old Justin Mack.

Sulphur woman accused of rape of 5-year old boy and 3-year old girl

A Sulphur woman has been arrested on multiple rape charges

Vicksburg’s Mayor Flaggs appointed to lead search for new MDOC Commissioner

"We need to fix it this time and fix it right.”

Hattiesburg police investigating armed robbery at restaurant

Search continues for two escaped Covington County inmates

4 arrested, drugs and weapons seized in Covington County narcotics bust

Authorities: Inmate beat convicted child molester to death with cane

  Escaped inmate captured in Covington County; 2 still on the run

12-year sentence for jail phone is ‘failure,’ justice says

Madison doctor arrested, charged with sexual battery of 14-year-old

Investigators learned that between December 2019 and January 2020 the man had inappropriate contact with the teen and allegedly committed sexual battery.

Two more charged with capital murder in Hattiesburg shooting

Hattiesburg police charged two more people with capital murder Friday in connection to the shooting death of 25-year-old Jamara Quadracus “Drake” Edwards.

Two Waynesboro men facing $1 million cash bond on drug charges

Waynesboro police arrested two men in connection to drugs found in their possession during a routine traffic stop on Sunday.

Former MDOC officer to serve 70 months in prison for beating inmate

Griffith and two other officers proceeded to punch, kick and stomp on the inmate while he laid face down on a mattress on the floor of his cell.

Hattiesburg man charged with auto burglary

Hattiesburg police charged a Hub City man with auto burglary Thursday.

Dog whose mouth was sealed shut with rubberbands, is now available for adoption

St. Francis CARE is now accepting applications to adopt the dog.

  Sheriff: Man accused of shooting Miss. postal worker now in federal custody

The shooting suspect has been identified.

  Gang violence subject of meeting held at Wayne County Sheriff’s Dept.

More than a dozen law enforcement agencies attended a meeting in Waynesboro on Thursday to discuss the increase of gang-related violence in the area.

17-year-old charged with capital murder in Hattiesburg shooting

Hattiesburg police arrested a 17-year-old Thursday charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 25-year-old Jamara Quadracus “Drake” Edwards.

MBI investigating shooting death of 17-year-old Ellisville girl

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old Ellisville teen.

Hattiesburg man sentenced for multiple car burglaries

District Attorney Lin Carter announced the sentencing of a Hattiesburg man charged in multiple car burglaries Thursday.

Manhunt continues for escaped Covington County inmates

The search is on for three inmates who escaped from the Covington County Jail.

  Four Marion County inmates charged with beating another inmate

Four inmates accused of beating another inmate at a Pine Belt jail have been charged.

Hattiesburg man charged in weekend shooting; 1 wanted for questioning

Hattiesburg police charged a Hub City man Wednesday in the ongoing investigation of a weekend shooting.

Petal man sentenced for child exploitation

Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s office announced the conviction of a Petal man for child exploitation on Wednesday.

Wayne County shooting suspect arrested

One man was hospitalized after being shot in the arm Tuesday in Wayne County.

Seminary man charged in Hattiesburg nightclub shooting

Christopher Booth, 24, of Seminary has an active arrest warrant in the ongoing investigation.

Meridian police: Child, 9, critical after being shot by eight-year-old

Meridian police are investigating a shooting that left a child in critical condition.

  Hattiesburg mayor pushes for citywide camera system to reduce crime

After four different shootings over the weekend, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker pushes for a partnership with Project NOLA.

Two charged in connection to Hattiesburg shooting investigation

Two people were charged Tuesday in connection to a Dec. 15 shooting.

US authorities ask public for info about Mississippi prisons

Federal authorities in Mississippi said Tuesday that they are aware of problems in the state’s understaffed prison system.

Former Ocean Springs mayor says events leading to arrest were “a big misunderstanding”

Former Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran was arrested late Monday night after an officer found her lying on Washington Avenue. But Moran says the whole situation was “a big misunderstanding.”

Hattiesburg police make arrests and issues warrant in robbery investigation

Jessica Cochran, 25, and Willie Crosby, 31, were arrested Sunday. Both were each charged with one count of simple robbery.

HPD investigating shooting on Broadway Drive, victim identifed

Jamara Quadracus "Drake" Edwards, 25, was found suffering from a gunshot wound and later died from his injuries at a local hospital.

HPD, Metro Crime Stoppers searching for Dec. 24 burglary suspect

The incident happened on Christmas Eve of 2019 in the 2300 block of Alice Drive.

Diamondhead man convicted of having 90,000+ images of child porn

Prosecutors said among the content seized were images of children younger than 12 years of age.

Hattiesburg nightclub shooting suspect now in custody

29-year-old Isaiah Booth turned himself into Covington County authorities and taken to HPD Monday morning.

At least 20 rounds fired into Vicksburg home in possible drive-by

A house on Beresford Street in Vicksburg was the target of what is believed to be a drive-by shooting Sunday.

Two individuals wanted for involvement in Jan. 11 shooting

Dejuan Forrest, 27, and Michael Crosby, 28, both from Hattiesburg, are wanted in connection to the shooting that took place on Martin Luther Avenue Saturday.

  Suspect wanted for shooting at Hattiesburg nightclub early Saturday morning

Isaiah Booth, 30, of Seminary, is wanted for his involvement in the shooting Saturday morning.

Laurel man sentenced for felony firearm possession

Senior U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced 37-year-old Jonas A. Windham to 13 months in prison followed by being ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

Hattiesburg native sentenced for illegal firearm possession

Senior U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced 26-year-old James Douglas Maxwell to four months in prison, adding to the 11 months he has already served for a previous conviction.

Hattiesburg man sentenced for felony robbery charges

D’Andre Garry, 23, of Hattiesburg, pled guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to being a felon in committing a Hobbs Act Robbery.

Illegal alien sentenced for possession of stolen firearm

The Department of Justice said in a release Gregorio Xolotl-Hipolito, 42, of Mexico, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for the crime.

HPD investigating early morning shooting, one wounded

An individual contacted police about the possible incident that took place at the intersection of Broadway Drive and Florence Street around 1 a.m.

HPD makes arrest in connection to Saturday night shooting

HPD spokesman Ryan Moore said police were notified of the shooting after the victim arrived at a local hospital for treatment from a gunshot wound around 7 p.m.

Miss. Supreme Court upholds 12-year sentence of man convicted for having cellphone in jail

The Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the 12-year sentence of a man convicted for having a cellphone in jail on Thursday.

Hattiesburg woman charged in connection to shooting investigation

Hattiesburg police arrested a Hub City woman Tuesday in connection to the investigation of a Dec. 18 shooting.

Lockdowns lifted at all state prisons except Parchman

Mississippi Department of Corrections lifted the lockdown for all but four prisons.

  Heidelberg woman accuses Mayor Wilber Carr of assault

A Heidelberg woman has pressed charges against the town’s mayor after she said he assaulted.

Bond set for two arrested in Forrest County

Timothy Stewart, 43, and Tamela Hobson, 38, of Petal were arrested on Sylvest Lane around 5 a.m. Thursday.

  Former inmate shares his experience while locked up in Parchman

From violence that broke out last week to prison lock-downs, the spotlight continues to shine on the state of Mississippi prisons.

Two commercial burglaries reported in Hattiesburg, stolen vehicle possibly involved

The locations of the burglaries are Xfinity Store by Comcast on Lincoln Road and Best Buy on Hardy Street, along with the vehicle being found behind Arbor Walk Apartments on Lincoln Road.

Three charged in Forrest County burglary

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office charged two women after responding to a burglary in progress call on Tuesday.

Woman says her pleas to MDOC warning of gang activity, corruption in Parchman were ignored

The woman is claiming her incarcerated brother and other inmates knew of the Parchman riot plans back in December.

Inaccurate gang names in MDOC database lead to questions

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has a gang database that lists errors in gang names that may have been there for years.

  Mashayla Harper’s family speak after a hit-and-run nearly killed her

Mashayla Harper was 36 weeks pregnant when a driver hit her head-on in Soso as she was driving home from her baby shower.

  Wayne County authorities make arrest in connection to burglaries

Wayne County man has been arrested in connection to burglaries in the area.

Perry County traffic stop leads to drug arrest

The Perry County Sheriff's Office charged a man with felony possession of a controlled substance after a Sunday traffic stop.

Convicted sex offender arrested by Perry Co. Sheriff’s Office

A driver attempting to avoid a license checkpoint in Perry County led to the arrest of a convicted sex offender, according to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.

Bond denied for man accused of shooting at Jones Co. deputy

A Jones County judge denied bond Wednesday for a Taylorsville man accused of shooting at a Jones County Sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop on New Year’s Day.

Coroner: Parchman inmate dies of natural causes

His death marks the fourth inmate death at Parchman since the beginning of the new year, two of which were gang-related.

Hattiesburg man charged in December shooting

The shooting happened on Dec. 15, 2019, in the area of 7th Street and Mobile Street.

  Inmates welcomed back to work detail after MDOC lifts prison lockdowns

Inmates were welcomed back to work Tuesday in Stone County after a week of the prisons being locked down.

  ‘That’s somebody’s son’: Families of inmates at Parchman say they’re worried, angry at conditions

Family members have concerns about their loved ones amid the gang violence and reportedly deplorable conditions at Parchman.

Man charged in death of 2 Sumrall firefighters pleads guilty

A Sumrall man charged in connection to a 2017 hit-and-run that killed two Sumrall volunteer firefighters pleaded guilty Monday in Lamar County Circuit Court.

Man killed in Hub City hit-and-run identified

The man killed in a hit-and-run in Hattiesburg over the weekend has been identified.

Pregnant woman loses child in Soso hit-and-run

The Jones County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man accused of hitting a pregnant woman with his vehicle before leaving the scene.