Crime

Lucedale man charged with aggravated assault

One man is in the hospital and another is in jail after George County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about a fight. According to a press release, deputies responded Friday night to a call in the Agricola Community about…

Gulfport man pleads guilty to armed robbery

Gulfport, Miss – District Attorney W. Crosby Parker announced that, 20-year-old Jayveon Leontae Palmore, of Gulfport, MS, pled guilty earlier this week to Armed Robbery. Circuit Court Judge Randi Mueller sentenced Palmore to 20 years, suspended 10 years, leaving 10…

Guard charged with bringing contraband in Mississippi prison

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A judge set bond Thursday for a prison guard who was arrested on charges of bringing contraband items, including methamphetamine, into Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release Thursday…

Man, child shot at family gathering in Moss Point

Moss Point is investigating the shooting of a family while they were gathered in the yard. An adult male and an 8-year-old child were shot in the incident. Moss Point Police said the incident occurred in the 4000 block of…

Biloxi man arrested in armed robbery case

A Biloxi man suspected of armed robbery has been arrested by Biloxi Police. On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Biloxi Police officers responded to the 1600 block of Pass Road, in reference to an armed robbery. Witnesses reported a suspect allegedly…

Louisiana man convicted of sex crimes against girl, teen

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A 22-year-old Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to raping a teenager after her high school graduation party and to the sexual battery of a 12-year-old at his house. District Attorney Warren Montgomery said in a news…

Wanted for grand larceny

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help locating a man wanted for grand larceny. Law enforcement says Jacob Faurot is wanted on warrant for grand larceny. Faurot is described as 6’7” and 250…

Reward increased for information on Kenneth Charlot death

Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers and Pass Christian Police Department announce an increase in the reward for information about the death of Kenneth Charlot. Thanks to a Pass Christian resident, the reward has increased to up to $6,000 for information that…

Inmate who was assaulted by fellow prisoners dies

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a Mississippi inmate has died several days after he was assaulted by fellow prisoners. Torrie Ellis, 40, died Thursday at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, news outlets reported. Ellis had been serving a…

Judge dismisses murder charges against two Mississippi cops

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state judge in Mississippi dismissed murder charges Thursday against two police officers accused of body-slamming and beating a Black man. The ruling by Hinds County Judge Faye Peterson ended the trial of former Jackson officers…