Crime

2 charged with heroin possession in Laurel Thursday

Investigators conducted a traffic stop on Ellisville Boulevard resulting in the arrests.

Two former Biloxi school maintenance employees arrested for fraud and embezzlement

One arrested, one wanted in weekend shooting in Hattiesburg

Man arrested in Hattiesburg road rage assault caught on camera

Sheriff: Inmate dies after fight at Jackson County jail

Police: Infant caught in standoff with Louisiana murder suspect dies at Alabama hospital

Hattiesburg woman charged with second count of child abuse

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Hattiesburg police investigating assault caught on camera

Two men arrested on grand larceny charges in Forrest Co.

Hattiesburg police investigating four Sunday morning shooting incidents

Man arrested on felony charges in Perry Co. following April 6 chase

Driver flees scene of accident, injuring 2 Jackson firefighters in the process

Netherlands seeking extradition of former Miss. deputy in connection to murder

Nearly $11K in stolen Dollar General merchandise found in Covington Co.

Investigators in Covington County uncovered a large cache of stolen Dollar General merchandise.

Former Picayune patrol officer charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A man who used to work for law enforcement in Picayune is charged with sexual exploitation of a child.

Child confesses to setting dog on fire in Mississippi

“Due to the age of the juvenile we are not able to file criminal charges in this case,” reads a statement from Sheriff Brad Lance posted to Facebook.

Man, in jail for shooting daughter, dead of apparent suicide, sheriff says

Samuel Scott, Jr., a man charged with shooting his 5-year-old daughter, was found dead in the Franklin County Jail, Sheriff Tom Tindle says.

Heidelberg man charged with rape in Forrest County

Mississippi sheriff ‘frustrated as anyone’ child can’t be charged with intentionally setting dog on fire

HPD: Credit cards seized during Wednesday identity theft arrest

Hattiesburg man charged after Tuesday shooting injures 1

5-year-old girl shot in neck by father, Franklin Co. sheriff says

Argument, tips from community lead to two arrests in Forrest Co.

Hattiesburg business, vehicle struck by gunfire in weekend shooting

Hattiesburg police are investigating after a business and vehicle were struck by gunfire on Saturday night.

Oak Grove murder suspect, victim identified

Derek Tyrone Crockrum is charged with murder and kidnapping.

Man arrested on felony drug charges in New Augusta Friday

A Perry County sheriff's deputy was responding to a complaint at the time of the arrest.

Forrest Co. deputies arrest two in Brooklyn area

The two arrests happened this past week.

Drugs seized from vehicle outside New Augusta restaurant, driver arrested

A deputy recovered over two grams of what was believed to be crystal meth, along with over 70 Xanax pills.

Hub City man arrested on felony charges after home burglary

Nathan Berryhill, 37, of Hattiesburg, was arrested Friday on Crestview Drive.

Suspect to be charged in murder of woman, kidnapping of daughter in Oak Grove

The suspect’s name will be released after formal charges of murder and kidnapping are filed.

  Advocates discuss impacts of expanded parole eligibility

Parole eligibility will soon expand in Mississippi, making thousands eligible to go before the parole board in the next few years.

  Victim advocate talks about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and resources

Forrest County victim advocate explains victims' rights and shares resources.

Three new ways crime victims can find help, resources in Miss.

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch is trying to make it easier for crime victims to get access to resources.

Hattiesburg man facing felony charge after drug bust

A man is facing up to three years in prison following a drug bust at his Hattiesburg home.

Miss. inmate linked to cold case murder victims found in Mojave Desert in 1980

Authorities have finally identified two homicide victims who were found in the Southern California desert in 1980 and linked to a man imprisoned for murder in Mississippi.

  Tyce sentenced to life in prison for murder of beloved Hattiesburg grocer

Christopher “Fat Boy” Tyce, 28, will spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility for parole.

Sheriff: One dead, one in jail after alcohol-fueled fight in Vancleave

What started as an argument between two work colleagues in Vancleave ended Wednesday night with a fatal shooting, say authorities.

  Hattiesburg residents react to Chauvin conviction

Some Hattiesburg residents are reacting to the Derek Chauvin conviction.

ATV, trailer stolen in Jones County

Investigators are turning to residents for leads in the case.

UPDATE: Vehicle stolen overnight in Jones Co. Tuesday

A white 1985 El Camino was stolen from a car hauler trailer on State Route 38.

Ellisville deputy clerk fired after discrepancies found in water dept. records

An Ellisville deputy clerk has been terminated after discrepancies were discovered in the city’s water department records.

Kidnapping, robbery suspects appear in Jasper Co. court

Investigators said the victim suffered a broken nose and a cut that required stitches.

Man wanted for questioning charged in Hattiesburg shooting

Darius Ja’mar Moye has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

  CDC: 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse in past year

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Hub City man wanted for questioning in domestic shooting

Officers responded to a shooting in the 1800 block of Country Club Road Sunday.

Trio arrested for strong arm robbery, kidnapping in Jasper County

The victim filed a complaint with the sheriff's department, saying she was beaten and robbed by two men and a woman Monday night.

  Police: Suspect takes 7-year-old from home in middle of night, assaults her

Investigators shared surveillance footage from the incident Friday, which shows the male suspect on video walking with the victim outside of the home.

Three Hattiesburg men sentenced for drug trafficking

Three Hattiesburg men have been sentenced on federal drug charges after pleading guilty in November.

  Jury finds man guilty of 2017 murder in Marion Co.

Handy Anthony Willis Jr. was convicted of murder Thursday.

  Men sentenced in Wayne Co. assault, victim not happy with plea deal

A high-profile assault case out of Wayne County has ended, but the victim says he isn’t pleased with the outcome.

HPD help seize weapons, arrest 3 on felony charges Tuesday

Metro Narcotics Task Force and MDOT assisted in the arrests.

  Miss. Bureau of Narcotics warns of counterfeit drugs circulating in Pine Belt

The Hattiesburg District Office of the Bureau of Narcotics suspects at least eight overdose deaths from the last 50 days.

Court date set for mother and son allegedly involved in largest embezzlement scheme in state history

The duo will be tried as co-conspirators, according to the Hinds Co. District Attorney's Office.

Gulfport murder suspect arrested after fleeing the county

A murder suspect wanted for the shooting death of a 20-year-old Gulfport man is behind bars in North Mississippi.

  Traffic stops under heightened scrutiny following incidents in other states

Traffic stops are under the microscope after recent incidents in Virginia and Minnesota.

  Upcoming art event in Laurel to benefit domestic abuse shelter

An upcoming event in Laurel featuring artists from across the United States will benefit the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter.

  Murder trial begins for man charged in 2017 Marion County killing

Handy Anthony Willis Jr. is charged with the murder of 30-year-old Tamaneka Murree Alexander.

Man shot overnight in Jones County

Deputies responded to a report of shots fired on Currie Road just after midnight.

‘I thought we might have a miracle’: Robert Shook, sixth person shot in York County, S.C. mass shooting, dies with family at side

A sixth person injured in a shooting that killed five others in York County Wednesday remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

MBN: Increase of overdoses involving counterfeit drugs in Pine Belt

Counterfeit drugs are believed to be related to around eight to 10 overdose deaths in the Pine Belt recently.

One person arrested after shooting in downtown Gulfport

Michelle Marie Gavins, 20, was arrested by Gulfport police on three charges of aggravated assault.

  Four charged in weekend shooting in Covington County

A Covington County man charged with shooting another man at a convenience store last Saturday made his first court appearance Friday afternoon.

73-year-old man tried to buy 3-year-old Kentucky boy, police say

Ronnie Lou Helton is in the Whitley County Jail, charged with kidnapping and promoting human trafficking.

Man sentenced to 30 years for 2019 murder of Forrest Co. man

Felipe Arce Ventura, 36, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder of a Forrest County man.

Tyce pleads guilty to capital murder in death of beloved Hattiesburg grocer

Lisa Nguyen was the owner of Steelman Grocery.

Narcotics task force arrests 3 in Forrest County

Three Pine Belt residents are facing felony drug charges after arrests Tuesday.

Ole Miss student charged in frat hazing that injured pledge

Lawyer Adam Peavy says the family intends to sue the fraternity.

  Mississippi launches its first cyber-fraud task force

The goal is to use the resources to help detect, prevent, mitigate, and investigate this growing problem online that’s costing people millions.

Hattiesburg police asking for help identifying person wanted in jewelry theft

Police said around $6,300 worth of jewelry was stolen in Hattiesburg Monday.

Hattiesburg runaway teen found safe

A runaway teen Hattiesburg police were looking for Tuesday has been found safe.

WANTED: Moss Point man added to federal fugitive list, reward offered

Officials consider Nathan Ramon Dubose Jr. armed and dangerous.

Perry Co. make four felony arrests in past week

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office was active this past week as they made four felony arrests.

Grand Jury clears officer in fatal Gulfport shooting

The police officer who fatally shot a Georgia man outside of a Gulfport residence has been cleared by a Grand Jury.

POLICE: 4-year-old dies after being shot inside vehicle

The child was in a car with several men when a shot was fired from inside the car striking the child, police reports stated.

‘It was a chaotic scene’: Eyewitness catches chaos on camera after gunshot in Gulf Coast casino

An eyewitness described people literally running out of their shoes to find safety, and it was all caught on camera.

Perry County authorities find drugs, alcohol still in home; man charged

Authorities found an illegal alcohol still in the home and seized over 20 grams of what is believed to be crystal meth.

  Angry customer opens fire at Memphis Burger King

Police say a customer at an east Memphis Burger King opened fire after getting angry over the drive-thru wait time.

  Metro Crime Stoppers increases its coverage to include Perry County

Perry County became the seventh county to join the Metro Crime Stoppers.

  Police: Men caught with pot after breaking into Ellisville church

Responding officers smelled marijuana and heard music playing through the church’s sound system.

Guatemalan man pleads guilty to SSN fraud, identity theft

Angel Perez-Valezquez was convicted of causing misuse of a social security card number.

Man arrested for meth possession in Perry Co.

About eight grams of crystal meth was seized during the stop.