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Shooting suspect back in jail after cyberstalking arrest

A Golden man on bond for allegedly harassing a Fairview family is back in jail after being arrested for sending threatening messages to an individual. Authorities with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested Larry Rickey Mink, 58, of 8270 Fairview Banner Road, on June 19 and charged him with cyberstalking. He is accused of sending […]

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‘They had everything’

  * Local phone scam victim warns others to be careful when giving out personal information. On May 29, Dorothy Shumpert of Dorsey received a call from a woman claiming she was with the Department of Social Security. This was a lie. The woman was polite, affable. She told Shumpert, 73, that her office had […]

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Golden man charged with shooting up Fairview house

Itawamba investigators have arrested a Golden man accused of violently harassing a Fairview family, including shooting at their home and property. Larry Rickey Mink, 58, of 8270 Fairview Banner Road, was arrested on June 16 and charged with four counts of felony malicious mischief and and a single count of shooting into a dwelling. He […]

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Motorcycle chase ends in wreck, drug arrest

An early morning chase between local law enforcement authorities and a Carolina man on a sports bike ended with a wreck and a drug arrest. Officials with the Itawamba Count Sheriff’s Department’s narcotics unit say when they attempted a routine traffic stop on a Honda CBR sports bike at the intersection of Van Buren and […]

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Local authorities make drug, gun arrests

Last week, authorities with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department arrested four people for drug and gun charges. On Wednesday, May 27, Itawamba investigators arrested Jeff K. Wilemon, 50, of 218 Dulaney Road, Fulton; Avvie Young, 49, of 506 East Hill Street, Fulton; Allen Scott Reich, 50, of 60124 Hatley Road, Amory; and Dustin Lee Roberts, […]

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Alabama man charged with vehicle theft in Itawamba County

An Alabama man has been arrested and charged with an alleged Itawamba County car theft. Christopher Carter Odom, 31, of 4672 Hubbard Loop, Jasper, Ala. was arrested by Itawamba County investigators on May 15 and charged with grand larceny. Investigators believe Odom responsible for the May 11 theft of a 2008 maroon Jeep Wrangler WXR from […]

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High speed chase follows traffic stop, ends in drug bust

A routine traffic stop on the Fulton offramp led to a high speed chase and ended in a drug bust. Officials with the Fulton Police Department said Melissa Hood, 45, of Briarway Cove, Memphis, pulled into a safety checkpoint conducted by the FPD and Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers on the Highway 78 offramp on the […]

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Golden man arrested for pill possession

Fulton police have charged a Golden resident with planning to sell prescription pills. Michael E. Pharr, 26, of Pearson Road, Golden, was arrested on May 6 and charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell. Pharr was arrested after police responded to a possible drunk and disorderly call from the Murphy USA gas station […]

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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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