Crime

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.

  Hattiesburg police respond to shots fired behind business

  USM Psychologist: Mental illness not to blame for gun violence

3 charged in string of Lamar Co. burglaries

  HPD holds news conference on recent gang-related shootings

MSU football player pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

Woman charged with murder in Hattiesburg shooting

Continued Coverage

Deadly hit-and-run still under investigation in Jones Co.

Laurel PD still searching for leads in deadly shooting

2 charged in shooting death of 26-year-old Hattiesburg man

  Mother seeks justice in son’s 2011 murder

Hattiesburg police respond to shooting, one injured

Deputies searching for leads in deadly Jones Co. hit-and-run

Mobile home fire under investigation in Jones County

JCSO is investigating the cause of a suspicious fire that destroyed a mobile home in Soso early Tuesday morning.

HPD arrest 5th suspect in shooting death of Hattiesburg grocer

Fifth suspect arrested in shooting death of Hattiesburg grocer.

Bond set for Wayne County standoff suspect

The man arrested in last week’s Wayne County stand-off made his initial appearance in court Monday afternoon.

Man accused of taking hostage in Jones Co. standoff identified

A tense hostage situation and standoff that started late Sunday night in Jones County came to a peaceful end early Monday morning.

  Teen in custody after threat toward Oak Grove High School

  Suspect in Wayne County manhunt in custody

Petal woman charged with assaulting elderly woman

  Escaped inmate was serving 15-year sentence for brutal crime against wife

  Collins Police enforcing new juvenile curfew

  Escaped inmate on run after correctional administrator found dead at Tenn. prison

  HSUS takes Senne lawsuit to Mississippi Supreme Court

The case dates back to July 11, 2018, when the Jones County Sheriff’s Office and HSUS seized 55 dogs, 34 cats and 17 dead animals from property belonging to David and Mary Ellen Senne on Lyon Ranch Road.

Phone and text scam reported in Pearl River County

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of a scam that is targeting people in the area.

Man charged in Miss. cross burning pleads guilty to federal hate crime

A second suspect pleaded guilty Monday to burning a cross in a predominantly African American area of Seminary on Oct. 24, 2017.

  Area task force targets child predators in the Pine Belt

An undercover investigation aimed at taking down people who prey on children online led to four arrests in Forrest County.

  Police: ‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect wanted in murder of Hattiesburg grocer

Hattiesburg police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a fifth suspect wanted in the shooting death of grocery store owner Lisa Nguyen.

1,000 high-grade THC cartridges seized in Lamar Co. drug raid

Thousands of dollars worth of high-grade THC oil vape cartridges were seized during a drug raid early Friday morning in Lamar County.

FCSO warns of phone scam targeting the area

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office is sending out a warning about a phone scam targeting people in the area.

Convicted felon accused of selling meth near Laurel church

A convicted felon is facing charges for allegedly dealing methamphetamine near a church and illegally possessing a gun.

  2 more charged in slaying of Miss. grocery store owner

Two more suspects have been charged in the murder of beloved Hattiesburg grocery store owner Lisa Nguyen.

‘She basically forced this child to live in a cell his entire life': Canton mother receives 30 year sentence for felony child abuse

Her 10-year-old son was made to stay in a small space between a dresser and the wall in the family’s home almost twenty-four hours a day.

Suspect gets 25 years after admitting to bringing meth to Stone County to sell

A drug trafficker convicted of transporting nearly $50,000 worth of methamphetamine in Stone County will spend the next 25 years in prison.

Surviving the shooter: Police chief offers tips for living through mass shooting

If a shooter opens fire where you are, what should you do?

Coroner identifies victims in Southaven Walmart shooting

The family of Brandon Gales say he was one of two people shot and killed while at work at Walmart in Southaven Tuesday.

Laurel police searching for robbery suspect

The Laurel Police Department is seeking information on a man wanted in connection to two robberies early Tuesday morning.

Two arrested on drug charges at Marion County checkpoint

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Columbia residents on drug charges at a checkpoint Sunday.

Four wanted in Jones County on burglary warrants

The Jones County Sheriff’s Office is searching for four people with active warrants for burglary.

Suspects charged after chase in Lamar County

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said the chase started in the area of Ralston Road and U.S. Highway 49.

  Family says Laurel shooting victim was father of 3

Laurel police are investigating after a man was found dead inside an apartment in the 100 block of W 11th Street over the weekend.

Man turns himself in after stabbing incident on MSU campus

Officials say they have responded with increased patrols.

  2 men charged in death of Hattiesburg grocer

Two Jackson men were arrested and charged with capital murder in the July 21 shooting death of Hattiesburg grocer Lisa Nguyen.

Meridian man to serve life sentence after being convicted of capital murder, arson in man’s 2016 death

A Meridian man was convicted Thursday of convicted of capital murder, conspiracy to commit Robbery, third-degree arson and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Jasper County couple indicted for allegedly selling drugs in front of child

A Jasper County grand jury indicted a couple accused of selling drugs in front of their 3-year-old child.

‘It could have been me’: Woman talks about dates with Brandon Theesfeld

Woman talks about dates with Brandon Theesfeld.

Court rules JCSO animal seizure ‘unconstitutional’

A Jones County Circuit Court judge has ruled the seizure of five household pets during an alleged animal cruelty case was “unconstitutional.”

Man sentenced to prison for robbing Hattiesburg bank

A Hattiesburg man was sentenced to prison this week for robbing a bank at gun point on July 23, 2018.

Stone County arrest 3 suspects, looking for another after multiple unrelated thefts

A string of unrelated robberies in Stone County are keeping investigators busy as they track down suspects and recover stolen items.

No bond hearing set for suspect in Ally Kostial murder

Ally Kostial was last seen stopping at the door of a bar on the square Friday night.

Miss. mother charged after infant twins die under similar circumstances one month apart

A 30-year-old Warren County mother was arrested Tuesday and charged with culpable negligence manslaughter in the death of her infant daughter.

Hattiesburg man pleads guilty to illegal firearm possession

A Hattiesburg man pleaded guilty Tuesday to felon in possession of a firearm.

Old photos emerge of Ally Kostial and murder suspect Brandon Theesfeld

Images of Ally Kostial and 22-year-old Brandon Theesfeld remain on her profile on the image-sharing site VSCO. The photos were uploaded in December 2016.

Former state hospital employee pleads guilty to fondling patient

A former direct care worker of East Mississippi State hospital will spend four years in prison for fondling a patient against his will, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.

Escaped inmate captured in Perry County

MDOC officials said Corey Alred was captured around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Owner of former Gulfport car lot admits to rolling back hundreds of odometers

The owner of a now-closed Gulfport used car dealership and a man who worked for him have both pleaded guilty to an odometer tampering scheme that went on for years.

Sheriff: Man charged after trying to hit Perry Co. deputy during chase

A suspect is facing two felony charges after leading Perry County deputies on a chase and trying to hit one deputy with his truck Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff Mitch Nobles said.

Judgement upheld for man convicted of kidnapping, burning victim

The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Kunta Kidd, who was found guilty of kidnapping and setting a man on fire in September 2016.

Man convicted of killing HPD officer to remain incarcerated

A man convicted of murdering Hattiesburg Police Officer David Anthony will remain in prison after a ruling from the Mississippi Court of Appeals Tuesday.

State inmate escapes work detail in Perry Co.

A Mississippi Department of Corrections inmate escaped from a work detail Tuesday afternoon in Perry County.

Man charged with meth possession after traffic check point in Perry Co.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office charged a man with methamphetamine possession after a driver license check point Sunday afternoon.

  Community reacts to the death of Lisa Nguyen

Lisa Nguyen, owner of Steelman Grocery, was shot and killed during an armed robbery at Steelman Grocery on Sunday around 5 p.m.

Suspect in deadly Brookhaven burglary carjacks two, crashes stolen county truck; Possibly headed to Jackson

The suspect got away in a gray 2018 Ford Fusion with a Louisiana tag: 417 BKS.

  Hattiesburg man charged with murder; victim identified

A 31-year-old Hattiesburg man has been charged with first-degree murder after an early-morning shooting Sunday left a woman dead.

Two Hattiesburg men charged with burglary

Hattiesburg police arrested two Hub City men Thursday in connection to a residential burglary on July 18.

Sheriff: Driver cleared in reported hit-and-run

Authorities in Lamar County have called off the search for a pickup truck that deputies initially believed was involved in a hit-and-run Thursday afternoon.

  Jefferson Davis Co. Sheriff, DA, family respond to unsolved murders

More than a year after a rash of unsolved murders in Jefferson Davis County, questions still loom about who is responsible. Hearts are still broken with no justice for the five lives lost within three months.

  Parents sent to jail for injuring baby in Beaumont

Perry County Sheriff’s Dept. confirms bond set for two parents at $100K each

Carroll Co. man busted for making moonshine... again

The 68-year-old was operating an eight barrel still, capable of producing 40 gallons of whiskey.

Hattiesburg officer gets suspended jail sentence for off duty assault

A Hattiesburg police officer was in court Wednesday facing a simple assault charge for allegedly hitting a person while off duty.

Amber Alert canceled after Louisiana state troopers find couple with children

Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley have been taken into custody and their children are safe.

Authorities warn of ‘Porch Pirates’ on Amazon Prime Days

Follow these key safety tips so you can prevent dreaded porch pirates.

Man charged with stealing $12K necklace from shopping mall

A Gulfport man has been charged with grand larceny after being accused of stealing a $12,000 necklace from a Hattiesburg jewelry store.

Man arrested on multiple drug charges in Forrest County

A 31-year-old man was arrested Friday night on multiple drug charges in Forrest County.

3 wounded Friday in Marion County shooting

Three shot in Marion County Friday.

Lumberton police searching for aggravated assault suspect

The Lumberton Police Department is searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an aggravated assault incident that happened in June.

2 arrested after 2 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop in Hattiesburg

A Thursday evening traffic stop led to a drug bust in Hattiesburg.

Chase leads to Jones County drug arrest

An attempted traffic stop ended in a drug arrest in Jones County after the driver fled from law enforcement.

Man sentenced to 615 years for sex crimes

A judge imposed the maximum sentence after hearing a powerful plea from the mother of one of the victims.

Man arrested, charged in connection to drive-by shooting in Hattiesburg

Police arrested and charged a 21-year-old man in connection to a drive-by shooting that happened in Hattiesburg on July 3.

  Covington shooting victim lived alone, was retired pulpwood hauler

More details are being learned about the Covington County man who was found shot to death in his residence Monday night.