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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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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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