Home » Tag Archives: crime (page 3)

Tag Archives: crime

Mississippi man wrongly released from jail shows up to court

GAUTIER — Mississippi officials say a man who was being held on charges he sold 600 pounds (272 kilograms) of marijuana out of his barbecue business voluntarily showed up for a court hearing after he was mistakenly released from custody. FBI agent Mark Hines said agents arrested 55-year-old Carl Alexander May in October after he sold heroin to a confidential ...

Read More »

Man accused of murder released mistakenly, turns self in

A man charged with murder was released from a Mississippi prison, but the prosecutor says he turned himself back in. District Attorney Scott Colom tells news outlets that 28-year-old Joshua Murry was free for about a day. The Mississippi Department of Corrections released Murry on parole Wednesday in a 2015 marijuana conviction. Lowndes County officials say he should have been ...

Read More »

Ole Miss student pleads not guilty in death of slain student

A University of Mississippi student has pleaded not guilty in the slaying of a fellow student found dead miles from the Oxford campus. News outlets report Brandon Theesfeld of Fort Worth, Texas, entered the plea Monday to a charge of kidnapping and capital murder in the death of Alexandria “Ally” Kostial of Kirkwood, Missouri. Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly on ...

Read More »

Mississippi autopsy confirms child’s body in garbage bags

An autopsy confirms that remains found in garbage bags in a Mississippi basement belonged to a small child. Meridian police Chief Benny Dubose told The Meridian Star that the Friday autopsy at the state crime lab found a badly decomposed body with a broken rib on one side and cracked ribs on the other. The autopsy also found burns on ...

Read More »

Wayne County ex-court clerk charged with taking money

WAYNESBORO — A former justice court clerk in south Mississippi has been indicted on an embezzlement charge after prosecutors said she took nearly $36,900 in public money. A state auditor’s news release says the auditor’s office has sent a demand letter to Christy James, who worked for Wayne County Justice Court. The demand includes the money she is accused of ...

Read More »

Mexican national gets 6 years for selling heroin, fentanyl

A Mexican national who pleaded guilty to trafficking 500,000 fatal doses of fentanyl has been sentenced to about six years in prison. A statement from U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst says 53-year-old Pablo Vega-Ontanon was sentenced Monday to 74 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. The statement ...

Read More »

2 deputies, suspect shot; suspect identified

A domestic incident and subsequent pursuit turned violent in Mississippi with two sheriff’s deputies and the suspect shot. News outlets report it happened Thursday after a chase that ended outside of Canton. District Attorney John Bramlett identified the hospitalized suspect as Edgar Egbert, who faces six counts of attempted murder of law enforcement officers, one count of kidnapping and one ...

Read More »

Texas man accused of killing co-worker in Mississippi

A 37-year-old man is accused of taking his ex-girlfriend from Texas and shooting her to death in Mississippi. Covington County authorities tell news outlets that bond for Brian Douglas Allen of Rowlett, Texas, has been set at $2.25 million. He’s accused of killing 31-year-old Kristian Bailey, of Rowlett, and other charges. When deputies answered a report of gunfire early Aug. ...

Read More »

Sheriff: Daughter fatally stabs father in the back

Authorities in Mississippi say a woman has been accused of fatally stabbing her father in the back during a domestic dispute. News outlets report 29-year-old Courtney Layne Williams was arrested and charged Tuesday with murder in the death of her father, 53-year-old James Williams. Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers says deputies received a 911 call from a woman on Sunday, ...

Read More »

Ex-Mississippi credit union leader sentenced to prison

A former vice president of a Mississippi Gulf Coast credit union will spend nearly three years in prison after she pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The Sun Herald reports Merrideth Christina McMillian of Vancleave begged U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden on Thursday to consider house arrest for her penalty, citing children in high school, but Ozerden declined. The judge also ordered ...

Read More »