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Alabama man arrested for deadly booby trap

An Alabama man wanted for attempting to murder his wife via a booby trap was arrested in Fulton, Thursday. Law enforcement authorities arrested Clinton Poores, 43, of Alabama, just after 5 p.m. on June 2 at the Countryside Manor apartments in Fulton. Poores was being hunted by law enforcement officers in both Mississippi and Alabama […]

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Eight arrested in connection with string of vehicle thefts

Local investigators believe they have broken up a large theft ring responsible for crimes in both Mississippi and Alabama. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, working in conjunction with law enforcement officials in Monroe County and Alabama’s Franklin and Marion counties, have arrested and charged eight people in connection with what they say has […]

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Mantachie HS locked down after false gun threat

  An erroneous report of a firearm on campus resulted in a brief lockdown at Mantachie High School, Thursday morning. Traffic in and out of the campus and among classrooms was partially halted for approximately 30 minutes around 10 a.m. this morning after a student reported that a classmate may have been in possession of […]

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Litter cleanup efforts continue countywide

The Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department is increasing its efforts to clean up the county … in this case, literally (or, litter-ally). Spurred by recent complaints that portions of the county are drowning in roadside trash, Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said he’s increased the amount of time prisoners spend each week picking up trash. A […]

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Youth charged in connection with library vandalism

Authorities have arrested a juvenile believed to be responsible for last weekend’s flooding of the Fulton library. Officials with the Fulton Police Department said a juvenile was arrested on March 8 and charged with malicious mischief in connection with the vandalism. The case has been turned over to the Itawamba County Youth Court. The suspect, whose […]

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Vandals flood Fulton library

Authorities are investigating weekend vandalism that’s caused damage to the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library. Survelliance footage taken inside the library’s back hallway, which connects to downtown Fulton’s Playgarden Park via a set of double doors, shows multiple suspects entering the bathroom at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday and exiting together a few minutes later. The […]

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Authorities still hunting for missing Fulton woman

  The search continues for a Fulton woman who has been missing since the beginning of February, or possibly earlier. Officials with the Fulton Police Department are still hunting the whereabouts of Deborah Evans-Bell, who was reported missing by her husband on Feb. 8. Bell is in her mid-50s and a resident of East Hill […]

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Shooting threat leads to school lockdown in Tremont

A Fulton man is behind bars after allegedly threatening to kill a Tremont resident, resulting in a brief lockdown at Tremont Attendance Center on Friday. Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say Kevin Dewayne Steele, 43, of 525 Beans Ferry Road, Fulton, was arrested after attempting to use a 9mm handgun to coerce an […]

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Fulton officer cleared of strangling charges

A judge has dismissed the charges on a Fulton police officer accused of attempting to strangle the mother of his child. Orlando Gates, 27, was cleared of aggravated assault charges and his case retired by Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Gardner III during a hearing in late January. He was indicted in November for allegedly […]

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Fulton police raid home as part of drug investigation

Fulton police have raided a house in connection with an ongoing narcotics investigation. On Tuesday, police executed a search warrant at the house at 310 Witt Street for alleged illegal drug activity. Officials say a felony amount of crystal methamphetamine was found inside the house. Three people were taken into custody for questioning, although no […]

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Officials warn of potential phone scam

Local officials are trying to get the jump on potential phone scam before it hits Itawamba County. The scam apparently involves a caller claiming to be from the district attorney’s office. The caller says he has a warrant out for the potential victim’s arrest, but he or she can make a payment over the phone […]

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Booneville man charged with string of Itawamba burglaries

A Booneville man has been charged in connection with a string of Itawamba County burglaries dating back to the fall. Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have charged Bradley Russell Wilson, 33, with four counts burglary of a commercial building, one count of burglary of a dwelling and a count of petty larceny for […]

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Tupelo man arrested for attempted burglary of American Legion

Fulton police have arrested a Tupelo man for allegedly attempting to burglarize the American Legion building. On Friday, Chris Shumpert, 36, of Tupelo was charged with two counts of attempted burglary of a commercial building. He is accused of a Dec. 23 attempt to break into the Itawamba County American Legion Post 51 and the […]

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Two arrested in Mantachie on drug charges

What started as a traffic stop in Mantachie for littering ended in drug charges for two women. Tishunda Leigh Foster, 32, of Tupelo, and Rhonda Jane Smith, 50, of Baldwyn, were arrested by investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, Wednesday, and each charged possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. The charges were enhanced […]

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