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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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Fulton man arrested for statutory rape of child

Investigators with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a Fulton man for statutory rape. Jeffery Bryan Rakestraw, 29, was arrested early Saturday morning for the alleged statutory rape of a child. Investigators say they have yet to formally charge Rakestraw, but plan to do so later this weekend. He is currently being held at […]

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Fulton officials discuss bong sales, fix walking track bridge

Should local stores be able to peddle items that could potentially be used for illegal purposes? One Fulton resident doesn’t think so. William Smith appeared before the Fulton Board of Aldermen last week to express his concerns about local stores stocking and selling glass pipes, bongs and similar items frequently tied to illegal substance usage. […]

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Simple precaution can prevent holiday thefts

The busiest season of the year has arrived for both law abiding citizens of Whoville and Grinches alike. Each and every holiday season, as regular as fruitcake, somebody gets his or her presents stolen … often before they even make it under the tree. The number of quick and easy burglaries, the kind that can […]

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Three departments break up burglary ring

A monthlong investigation by three Northeast Mississippi sheriff’s departments has broken up a burglary ring. Due to cooperation by departments in Lee, Itawamba and Union counties, six people have been charged with a variety of crimes. “There are still some arrests to come as we sort this out,” Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said during […]

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Fulton police officer charged with strangling girlfriend

A Fulton police officer is being charged with allegedly attempting to strangle the mother of his child. According to an indictment filed through the Itawamba County Circuit Court, Orlando Gates, 27, is being charged with “purposely, knowingly and feloniously” strangling or attempting to strangle his girlfriend, Toshua Lacey on Feb. 25 of this year. The […]

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Former ICDC head, employee charged with embezzlement

UPDATE: 5:34 P.M. Harvey Clements released a brief statement via a short phone interview, Friday night, asserting his and his wife’s innocence. “After all of this, we’re just hopeful that the truth will come out and this will be resolved,” he said. “We know what we did.” ORIGINAL STORY: The former executive director and the […]

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Sentences

Circuit court issues more sentences

Itawamba County Circuit Court recently wrapped up a lengthy, packed session. Over the course of two weeks, 26 people were sentenced. What follows is the second half of those sentences. The first half was be published in the Oct. 28 edition of “The Itawamba County Times” and online at itawambatimes.com. LUCUS MARQ KILLINGSWORTH, 119 River […]

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Twenty-six sentenced in October circuit court session

Itawamba County Circuit Court recently wrapped up a lengthy, packed session. Over the course of two weeks, 26 people were sentenced. What follows is the first half of those sentences. The second half will be published in the Nov. 4 edition of “The Itawamba County Times” and online at itawambatimes.com. JEFFERY WAYNE ALEXANDER, 105 Burgess […]

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Accident

Wanted subject dies in vehicle accident

An Amory man suspected of multiple burglaries in Itawamba and Monroe counties died while evading capture Sunday. According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, Joseph Michael Keller, 34, was pronounced dead after being thrown from his vehicle during a police pursuit on Burks Road in Monroe County. Keller was wanted in connection with several breaking […]

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