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Fulton police investigate false bomb threat

An ongoing investigation has been launched into a false bomb threat called into a Fulton business Monday morning. According to officials with the Fulton Police Department, a male caller used an unlisted number to call Anytime Fitness, located on Mueller Road, and claim a bomb had been placed inside the bathroom. Police were alerted at […]

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UPDATE: Bomb threat reported at Fulton business

UPDATE: Jason Dickinson with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, who conducted the bomb sweep with the help of his bomb dog, Reese, said the bomb call was false. Mueller Road has reopened, and people are free to resume their workouts. No word, yet, on who called in the false report. ORIGINAL STORY: Law enforcement officials are […]

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Teen charged with Tremont business break in

A teen has been charged with breaking into a Tremont business, but not actually stealing anything. Eighteen-year-old Devin Graham, of 1923 Mt. Pleasant Road Northeast, Tremont, was arrested on Friday and charged with burglary of a commercial building. He is accused of the June 23 break in at Big Bee Metal in Tremont. According to […]

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Badges bust battery bandit

Local authorities believe they’ve busted a bandit who burgled a bunch of batteries. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they’ve captured Jeff Lesley, 54, of 7338 Highway 371, Mooreville, and charged him in connection with a string of battery thefts from across the county. Lesley is accused of stealing a variety of types […]

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Two arrested in Tremont on meth, stolen car charges

Deputies have arrested two women accused of stealing a car and smuggling narcotics into Itawamba County. Rita J. Buckingham, 42, of Shannon, and Lori June Schmidt, 44, of Nettleton, were arrested by Itawamba County deputies in Tremont, Sunday. Both were charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. According to narcotics investigators with the […]

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One dead in Mantachie shooting

Local and state law enforcement officials continue to investigate Monday morning’s shooting death of a Mantachie resident. Andre Taylor, 27, of 410 Museum Drive, Mantachie, was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after being shot in his home just after midnight Monday morning, according to Mantachie Police Chief Mark Roberts. NMMC officials pronounced […]

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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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