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No more ‘Cleos’: Raising awareness for child abuse

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first story in a multi-part series about child abuse. The second story will be published in the April 9 edition of The Itawamba County Times. When she was three years old, Cleo’s stepfather had sex with her. Allegedly, this and similar abuse occurred repeatedly and continually for years until, after […]

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Two Fulton men arrested in drug busts

Fulton police officers have charged two men in separate drug busts. On Thursday, Feb. 27, officers with the Fulton Police Department executed a search warrant on the vehicle being driven by Delvonta Crayton, 20, of 701 Martin Luther King Drive, Fulton after allegedly receiving tips indicating he was in possession of illegal narcotics. According to […]

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Capital murder trial set for this month

* The trial for Jake Carpenter, accused of double-murder, is scheduled to begin on Jan. 27. The trial for Jake Carpenter, accused of the 2011 double murder of an elderly Fulton couple, is scheduled for later this month. Carpenter’s trial, according to Itawamba County Circuit Clerk Carol Cates, is currently scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. […]

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Three arrested for Fulton burglary, assault

* The victim reportedly knew the three alleged assailants. Three Fulton men have been charged with allegedly burglarizing a house and assaulting the home owner in the process. Deputies with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have arrested William Walker, 24, and his brother Wesley Walker, 27, both of 1484 Red Roberts Road; and Ethan Wallace, […]

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Residents should utilize caution to prevent holiday theft

* Burglaries are much more common this time of year, officials say. Despite the warnings, it seems not everyone is concerned about their names winding up on Santa’s naughty list. “Between Thanksgiving and the first of the year, it’s a busy time for us,” explained Fulton Police Chief Reggie Johnson. He was talking about the […]

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Fulton woman charged in suspected church embezzlement case

* A $1 million bond has been set on a woman accused of stealing thousands from East Fulton Baptist Church. A Fulton woman stands accused of embezzling more than $40,000 from her church. Cathy Louise Parker, 60, of 530 Reese Road, Fulton, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 2, and charged with embezzlement. She received an […]

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Mantachie man arrested for storage building burglary

Deputies with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a Mantachie man in connection with an alleged storage building robbery. On Nov. 26, deputies arrested John Mark Harmon, 30, of 393 McDonald Road, Mantachie, and charged him with the burglary of a commercial building on that road. According to officials, the property Harmon allegedly robbed […]

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Fulton man charged with child porn

What initially began as a drug paraphernalia arrest has resulted in charges of child pornography for a Fulton man. According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, Jeffrey D. Smith, 32, of 6599 Van Buren Road was arrested on Sunday and charged with possession of paraphernalia. During an investigation of his residence, investigators allegedly discovered a […]

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Burglary suspect charged with murder conspiracy

Bond has been revoked for a burglary suspect now accused of conspiring to murder witnesses in the case. Late Thursday evening, deputies with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested Matthew Graham, 43, at his home on John Rankin Highway in Fulton. Graham was out on bond for his suspected involvement in an early July burglary […]

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Arrests made in alleged burglaries

Itawamba County law enforcement agents have netted four arrests in multiple alleged burglary cases. On Aug. 1, investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested three suspects in connection with burglarizing a commercial building in the Tilden area. James A Morris, 51, of 1411 Ida Street, Michael F. Stone, 45, of 1011 Richard Street, and […]

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A new nose for bombs

The Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department is about to recruit a new deputy with a nose for sniffing out explosives. The first phase of training for Zeus, a Belgian Malinois who will join the department as its first bomb dog, will end soon. Afterward, Deputy Jason Dickinson, who will be the dog’s handler, will begin an […]

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Short session for June Circuit Court

During June’s comparatively short session of Itawamba County’s Circuit Court, six people appeared and were either sentenced or had their charges retired. These individuals included the following: • Larry Alexander Christian, 307 Country Village Apt. 26, Fulton, pleaded guilty to one count burglary of a dwelling, one count grand larceny of a property valued at […]

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Investigators question multiple suspects in Fairview-area burglary

Investigators believe at least three individuals were involved in a Fairview area home burglary that robbed a man of his life savings. According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, evidence left behind at the house at 925 Saddle Club Road, Golden, home of Wayne Cleveland, suggests a small group of people used Cleveland’s own power […]

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Mantachie residents charged with fleeing, molestation

Itawamba County deputies have captured a Mantachie man accused of fleeing from law enforcement. Chris Strange, 42, of 195 Strange Circle, was arrested on May 30 and charged with felony fleeing from law enforcement. According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, Strange fled from deputies after they tried to pull him over. Authorities captured Strange […]

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