Crime

  Sex offender accused of prostituting disabled woman in Miss.

A potential prostitution bust turned into a human trafficking investigation Sunday night.

Police name third suspect in Hub City murder investigation

Vandals strike Miss. cemetery; police looking for culprits

Accused Southaven Walmart shooter expected in court Friday

Hattiesburg man charged with residential burglary

One in custody, one wanted for murder in Hattiesburg shooting

Jefferson Davis Co. man sentenced for illegal possession of firearm

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Lumberton man sentenced to 15 years for meth trafficking

Hub City woman accused of stealing money from vulnerable adult

Missing child’s caretaker charged with capital murder after body found in basement of Meridian home

Hattiesburg police charge two in auto burglary

Woman sentenced to prison for selling meth in the Hub City

Alleged shooter of Madison County Deputy used fully automatic military weapon

HPD arrests 4 on gun, drug charges

HPD officials said officers seized four weapons, $3,280 in cash and marijuana.

Man dressed as Captain America arrested in Clarksdale, Miss.

When officers arrived on scene, the homeowner had 36-year-old David Hobbs held at gunpoint.

Search continues for heifers stolen from South Mississippi farm

The search continues for nearly a dozen cows that disappeared in Stone County over the weekend.

Hattiesburg police investigating death

The Hattiesburg Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was discovered inside an apartment Tuesday afternoon.

Mississsippi man sentenced for cross burning

  ‘Y’all better not spit in my food:’ Man accused of firing shots at fast-food workers

Former Wayne Co. Justice Court clerk indicted for embezzlement

Bond set for 2 charged in Laurel shooting that left one man dead

LPD arrests suspect in Aug. 23 shooting

Man illegally in U.S. sentenced after police find enough fentanyl to kill 500,000 people

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

FCSO: Undercover prostitution operation nets 5 arrests

An operation conducted by The Pine Belt Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forced landed five men behind bars over the weekend.

Hancock Co. sheriff’s deputy placed on leave after assault arrest

The deputy accused was arrested Saturday and transported to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, where he has been released on bond.

  Laurel police investigating shooting that left one man dead

Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox said officers responded to the shooting in the area of Julian Street and South 15th Avenue, around 8 p.m.

  Covington Co. woman says vicious dogs terrorizing her neighborhood

A Covington County woman wants supervisors to do something about vicious dogs roaming her neighborhood on Robert Barnes Drive.

Suspect in Madison Co. deputy double-shooting that left one critical being held at Rankin Co. jail with no bond

A domestic situation that turned into a kidnapping led to a chase in Madison County and ended with two officers injured.

Hattiesburg man charged with burglary

A Hattiesburg man faces burglary charges after being arrest by police at the scene of the crime Friday.

Hattiesburg man sentenced to over 21 years in prison for meth trafficking

A federal judge sentenced a Hattiesburg man to more than 21 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges.

Agents bust marijuana, vaping operation that may have been targeting kids

Narcotics agents in Hancock County just uncovered what they’re calling “an extensive marijuana growing operation” on Rotten Bayou Road. They also believe this same operation may be the source of vaping products that have been turning up in the hands of local high school students.

Trial date set for men charged in vicious on-camera assault

Two men charged in a brutal on-camera attack that sparked outrage in Wayne County were back in court Friday morning for their arraignment.

3 arrested in Laurel shooting that left man injured

Two teenagers and a juvenile were arrested in connection to a shooting that injured a man in Laurel.

Man accused of using stolen credit card at Laurel businesses

An 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with credit card fraud after allegedly using a stolen card at several businesses in Laurel.

  Authorities investigating threat of violence at Wayne County, Laurel football game

Authorities in Wayne County say they are taking a phone call warning of shots to be fired at Friday night’s football game between Wayne County and Laurel seriously.

  ‘I want my ------- weed back!’: Man calls police to try to get his pot back

“We feel that some people may be a bit in the weeds so we would like to take this opportunity to clear the haze,” Sharonville police say about possessing marijuana

  Lumberton police chief addresses drug issues

The City of Lumberton is seeing more and more drug cases, leaving city officials and citizens concerned.

Man wanted for killing stepfather in Meridian

Campbell is considered armed and dangerous.

Justin Blakeney pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2010 death of Victoria Viner

Justin Blakeney’s retrial was scheduled to start Monday in Neshoba County, but the case was closed before it ever reached the courtroom.

Man charged with murder after missing Lincoln Co. woman’s body found

The body of a Lincoln County woman has been found and the suspect is now behind bars.

Man injured in possible shooting

Hattiesburg police are investigating after responding to a report of a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Reward offered for Foxworth armed robbery suspect

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Crime Stoppers offered a reward for information leading to an arrest in connection to an armed robbery in Foxworth.

HPD: Fla. man busted with THC gummies, drinks, vape cartridges

HPD seized more than 90 grams of THC gummies, two bottles of THC infused beverages and two grams of THC cartridges.

Man arrested in Forrest Co. wanted for statutory rape in Lamar Co.

Oliver McNair, 28, was arrested Saturday in Forrest County.

FCSO makes drug bust over Labor Day weekend

The sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post-Sunday deputies arrested a suspect in the Sunrise community.

  Laurel police investigating shooting that left 1 injured

Laurel Police are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday afternoon.

Man charged in shooting death of woman in Mount Olive

The man accused of shooting at deputies and stealing a patrol car is also suspected of killing a woman in Covington County.

Former Oxford police officer indicted on capital murder

A Mississippi grand jury handed up an indictment in the case against former Oxford Police Officer Matthew Paul Kinne.

Brandon Theesfeld indicted for capital murder in death of Ally Kostial

The indictment says Theesfeld kidnapped Kostial and later shot her.

Picayune man killed during hit-and-run crash in Louisiana

A 38-year-old Picayune man is dead after Louisiana State Police say he was struck Thursday during a hit and run crash near Slidell.

Woman found shot to death in Mount Olive; deputies investigating

A murder investigation is underway in Covington County after a woman was found shot to death Thursday afternoon.

‘He will die in prison:’ Byron McBride pleads guilty in death of Kingston Frazier, sentenced to life without parole

According to Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker, McBride pleaded guilty in court Thursday and a judge sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

  Medical Examiner: Toddler sexually assaulted in motel died of blunt force trauma

Police responded to the 6400 block of Midlothian Turnpike on May 8 for a report of a toddler child being assaulted.

Alleged gunman shoots at deputies, steals patrol car before being arrested

An early morning shooting near Mt. Olive had Covington County authorities searching for a gunman Thursday.

Hattiesburg man pleads guilty for illegal possession of gun

A Hattiesburg man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday as part of Project EJECT.

Man killed in Waynesboro shooting identified

A man killed in an early Tuesday morning shooting in Waynesboro has been identified.

  Superintendent talks school threats: ‘What you say matters’

Authorities are investigating two threats involving two pine belt school’s that happened over the weekend.

  Court orders treatment for man held after Petal Walmart incident

A court order for involuntary treatment has been issued for a man who was taken into custody last week following a report of a suspicious person at the Walmart in Petal.

Hattiesburg man charged in deadly hit-and-run

Hattiesburg police have arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed a woman on Aug. 20.

Greene County man sentenced to 40 years for child exploitation

Homer Creel, 71, of Greene County pleaded guilty to eight counts of exploitation of a child on August 16, 2019.

CAPTURED: Lucedale man charged with severely beating a woman now in custody

Chase Tanner is charged with felony domestic violence/aggravated assault after authorities say he severely beat a woman on Friday.

Lucedale man wanted for felony domestic assault

George County deputies are searching for 31-year-old Kevin Howard Ferguson, of Lucedale.

Man charged with making threat against Lamar County schools

An 18-year-old man has been charged with making a threat on social media against the Lamar County School District.

LPD, Choctaw police arrest armed robbery suspect

Nicolas Fransisco, 33, was arrested on the Choctaw Reservation last Friday.

Ellisville bank robber pleads guilty after multistate crime spree

A Hattiesburg man is facing up to 20 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after pleading guilty to robbing banks in Ellisville, Gautier and Pace, Fla.

Threats made against George County superintendent

Threats and acts of vandalism have been made against Superintendent Pam Touchard of the George County School District.

  Woman killed in Hattiesburg hit-and-run identified

Hattiesburg police continue to investigate a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a 54-year-old woman late Tuesday night.

Attorneys ask for psych evaluation for Ole Miss murder suspect Brandon Theesfeld as Ally Kostial’s friends and family fill the courtroom

Ole Miss student Brandon Theesfeld appeared in court for the first time Thursday in connection with the murder of fellow student Ally Kostial.

Chinese national indicted in South Mississippi case named drug kingpin by U.S. government

A Chinese national at the center of an international drug trafficking investigation that started in South Mississippi is now officially considered a drug kingpin by the U.S. government.

HPD working to identify auto burglary suspect

Hattiesburg police are asking for help identifying an auto burglary suspect.

Two men charged after drive-by shootout in Laurel

Antonio Mitchell, 27, and Christopher Applewhite, 26, are charged both charged with drive-by shooting.

HPD looking for driver in deadly hit-and-run

The hit-and-run happened at Broadway Drive and 63rd Street in Hattiesburg.

  Family of missing Perry Co. man marks 18th anniversary of disappearance

A Perry County woman is marking the 18th anniversary of her son’s disappearance.

Petal Police Chief: Lives ‘absolutely’ saved as a result of keen eyes at WalMart

Police say it's possible that lives were saved this weekend when a man was arrested with guns, ammunition and a strange interest in the Petal Walmart.

Man injured in Perry Co. shooting, search for suspect continues

A man was injured in a Tuesday morning shooting while working at a Perry County logging site.

Sheriff: Deadly Lamar Co. shooting appears to be self-defense

A fight between two men led to a deadly shooting Sunday night on Little Black Creek Road in Lamar County.

Carjacking suspect leads police on second chase in two days, hospitalized after crash

A man wanted in a Jackson County carjacking over the weekend is now in police custody after reportedly stealing another vehicle and leading police on a chase through Lucedale.

Ex-missionary sentenced in death of Mississippi woman

Jones was killed in 2017 at the home she shared with her boyfriend and four children.

  2 charged in shooting behind Hattiesburg business

Hattiesburg police charged two Laurel teenagers in connection to a shooting behind a Hardy Street business Friday night.

  Hattiesburg police respond to shots fired behind business

Hattiesburg police are investigating a shooting behind a Hardy Street business Friday night.