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Alabama man charged with cooking meth in Fulton

An Alabama man has been arrested for allegedly cooking meth at a house in Fulton. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department said they received information on April 16 regarding possible narcotics at 400 Spencer Road. Agents with the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit responded to the address, where they allegedly discovered a “shake and bake” […]

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Mantachie native, Vardaman softball coach faces sex charges

By FLOYD INGRAM Chickasaw Journal PITTSBORO – A Vardaman coach was formally charged and arrested Wednesday morning after allegations of inappropriate contact with a student were reported last week to authorities. Billy Joe Dill Jr., 36, a softball coach at Vardaman High School, was charged with fondling, sexual battery and enticement of a child in […]

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Traffic stop leads to meth bust

Itawamba County authorities have arrested a Marietta man for allegedly carrying a salable amount of crystal methamphetamine in his vehicle. On Sunday, investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested Christopher Wade Beasley, 37, and charged him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. He is currently in Itawamba County Jail on a $30,000 […]

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Golden resident charged with ATV theft

A Golden area man has been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing a utility ATV. Deputies with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department picked up Glenn Bradford Vinson, 30, of 2010 Alice Hall Road on Wednesday after reportedly discovering the stolen ATV on his property. Vinson was given an initial court appearance before Itawamba County Justice […]

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Two charged with methamphetamine possession

Two people have been arrested for allegedly carrying a salable amount of crystal methamphetamine. On March 21, Itawamba County law enforcement officials arrested Richard Allen Ellis Jr., 26, of Mooreville and Chrystal Hill, 34, of Fairview and charged each with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. Investigators say the two were arrested as part […]

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Clay community man arrested for brandishing firearm

A Clay community resident has been arrested for allegedly threatening his roommates with a firearm. On March 21, officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call that Robert Roy Thompson, 27, allegedly pulled a gun on the people with whom he was living. After the incident, Thompson reportedly drove away from the […]

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Authorities make multiple drug arrests

Itawamba law enforcement officials have charged a handful of suspects with a variety of drug crimes as part of a recent grand jury roundup. The following individuals were arrested and charged on March 3 as part of a series of secret indictments by the Itawamba County Grand Jury: * Derrel Crayton, 33, of Fulton was […]

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Suspicious activity concerns Mantachie pastor

A Mantachie church is having trouble with people raising hell. Last week, Pastor Buddy Rushing of Center Star Methodist Church appeared before the Mantachie Board of Aldermen to request a boost in police presence near his church. He told the board people have been using the empty property behind the church as something akin to […]

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Golden man charged in commercial building break in

Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a Golden man for breaking into a commercial building. J.C. Sonny Johnson, 45, of 525 Stateline Road, Golden, was arrested on Feb. 10 and charged with burglary of a commercial building near his home. According to investigators, security cameras at the location took digital photographs of […]

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Suspect charged with short string of thefts

Local law enforcement officials have charged a suspect in connection with a series of thefts during the summer of last year. According to Mike Newlin, investigator with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect is currently being held in Wayne County for related charges in that area. Because more arrests are expected in relation to […]

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Two suspects charged in church break in

Two men have been arrested in connection with a late night break in at an Itawamba County church. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they have arrested Terry Allen Mills, 19, of 450 Reich Road, Fulton, and Brandon Joseph Isbell, 20, of 317 Mountain Leader Trail, Saltillo, and charged both with burglary of […]

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Mother, son arrested for Evergreen burglary

Police have arrested a Nettleton mother and son in connection with an Evergreen area burglary. According to Jason Dickinson the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, Landon Harlow, 21, and Donna Harlow, 48, both of Liberty Road, Nettleton, were arrested on Dec. 8 and charged with burglarizing an Evergreen home. While the home’s owner was away, the […]

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Suspects named in Thanksgiving armed robbery

Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have released the names of two suspects in a Thanksgiving Day armed robbery. Michael Shane Earnest, 23, of 129 Kornegay Drive, Fulton, and Corey Lee Raines, 23, of 6750 Dorsey Evergreen Road, Fulton, have both been charged with armed robbery and failure to stop for a law enforcement […]

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Two arrested for vehicle robberies

Law enforcement authorities in Itawamba and Lee counties have arrested two suspects in connection with a series of vehicle thefts in both areas. On Nov. 26, deputies in Lee County arrested Richard Allred, 32, of Marietta in connection with multiple vehicle thefts, including a motorcycle, ATV and car from Itawamba County. A second, unidentified suspect […]

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