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Fulton police arrest two for meth crimes

Fulton police have arrested and charged two people for methamphetamine-related crimes. On Oct. 28, police arrested Melissa Sweat, 30, of 27950 Highway 25 North, Golden, and Jeremy Hall, 29, of 301 South Robbins Street, Fulton. Sweat was charged with possession of methamphetamine; Hall was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. Both suspects […]

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Car chase, manhunt ends in arrest of Starkville parolee

A car chase and a lengthy manhunt in the Fulton City Park area last week ended in the arrest of a Starkville man. Adam Heath, 18, was arrested last Wednesday following a 90-minute manhunt through south Fulton, primarily the city park area and surrounding woodlands. He was charged with felony eluding. Heath received an initial […]

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Officials warn businesses, individuals to look out for counterfeit bills

Local law enforcement officials have identified several cases of small denomination counterfeit bills being distributed in Itawamba County businesses. In the past two weeks, two reports of counterfeit $10 bills have been filed with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department. The first report was made on Aug. 15 when a Fulton resident tried to spend one […]

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Fulton woman charged with participation in credit card scam

Fulton police have charged a 64-year-old woman for allegedly participating in an online credit card scam. On Aug. 13, police arrested Shelia Warren of 195 Buzby Drive, Fulton, and charged her with 14 counts of felony credit card fraud. Warren is accused of using a stolen credit card to withdraw approximately $8,000 from a local […]

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UPDATE: Nineteen arrested in local drug roundup

* Charges range from possession of marijuana to the sale of cocaine.  NOTE: This is an update of a story published on July 14 on itawambatimes.com. Nineteen people were recently arrested and charged as part of a countywide roundup of suspects indicted through the Itawamba County Jury. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department released […]

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Fulton man charged with Peppertown break-in

A Fulton man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Peppertown breaking and entering from earlier this week. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have arrested Andrew Thomas Nichols, 28, of 6300 Van Buren Road, Fulton, and charged him with burglary of a dwelling for his alleged involvement in the July 16 breaking […]

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Manhunt suspect charged with nine crimes

By ED HOWELL Special to The Times HAMILTON – A man who snatched a wallet out of a woman’s hand at Chandler’s CashSaver grocery store in Hamilton eventually was found but fled from Hamilton law enforcement officers before Mississippi authorities captured him on Thursday, July 10, Hamilton Police Chief Ronny Vickery said. Vickery said on […]

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Deputies break up theft ring, make fleeing arrest

After more than a year of investigation, law enforcement officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have charged two men in connection with an ATV theft ring that spanned the southeast United States. Last week, Alan Goodwin, 34, of Winfield, Alabama, and Justin Wilson, 28, of Golden, were indicted by the Itawamba County Grand Jury […]

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Nineteen arrested as part of Itawamba County drug roundup

Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have released a list of 19 suspects arrested as part of a roundup of people indicted through the Itawamba County Grand Jury. Suspects and their charges included: Henry Ashby – sale of cocaine Elvis Blankenship – conspiracy to sell methamphetamine; sale of methamphetamine; and possession of methamphetamine Beau […]

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UPDATE: Suspected robber caught

UPDATE: Itawamba County law enforcement officials have caught and arrested Charles Ray Powell. Powell was caught on Benson-Jones Road at approximately 2 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: Itawamba deputies are currently hunting for an Alabama man suspected of an Alabama robbery. According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, Curtis Ray Powell of Hamilton, Alabama is believed to […]

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Judge vacates convicted murderer’s guilty plea

* Joshua Clark, convicted of the 2008 killing of his infant daughter, may receive a new trial next year.  An Itawamba County man convicted in 2010 of killing his own infant daughter may receive a new trial. The guilty plea of Nettleton’s Joshua Clark, 28, has been vacated by Judge Thomas Gardner, III. Clark had pleaded […]

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Woman arrested for driving through cemetery

A Mantachie woman has been arrested for allegedly driving through a public cemetery, destroying several tombstones in the process. Melissa G. Thayer, 47, of 1611 River Road was arrested on June 14 and charged with the destruction of public property. She is currently being held in the Itawamba County Jail on a $5,000 bond set […]

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New Albany woman charged with possession

Fulton police have arrested a New Albany woman for possession of a salable amount of marijuana. Audriana Graham, 24, of 1204 CR 127, New Albany, was arrested on May 20 and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Also arrested was Elizabeth McCollum, 28, of 485 Byram Road, Fulton. McCollum was charged with […]

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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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