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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…

Woman charged with kidnapping has initial court appearance

The two boys who went missing from Pascagoula Friday night, six-year-old Kaiden Wall and two-year-old Kolden Wall have been located and are safe. Their non-custodial mother, 33-year-old Sarah Caswell, had her initial appearance at 10 this morning at United States…

Man accused of killing toddler appears in Hancock County court

A new trial date is set for the Hancock County man facing charges for killing his girlfriend’s baby. Charles Connetti III pleaded not guilty for murdering his girlfriend’s one-year-old son. Connetti entered the plea after appearing in Hancock County court…

Harvill Richardson returns to court

Today Harvill Richardson, the Biloxi man previously convicted of murder in 2011, was back in court after the state supreme court’s 2014 ruling for a retrial. Richardson was found guilty of murder for the 2009 shooting death of Rudy Quilon.…

Mobile man’s initial appearance in court

A wild chase along the Gulf Coast this weekend ended with Terrell Lee Johnson of Mobile, Alabama behind bars. At his initial appearance in Jackson County this afternoon, Johnson’s bond was set at $50,000. News 25’s Hank Davis joins us…

$200,000 Bond set for Stabbing Suspect

Initial court hearings for the suspects involved in the Ocean Springs stabbing case go in two completely different directions. Twenty-three year-old Adam Warren was arrested for disorderly conduct. Eighteen year-old Vantonio William Jr. was arrested on two counts of aggravated…

Initial Court Appearance for Accused Murder

The Moss Point man accused of killing a Vancleave mother on Saturday faced a Jackson County judge for his initial court appearance this afternoon. News 25’s Shelby Myers has the details from the courtroom.

Danielle Dewitt Appeal in Court

Former Hancock High School Coach Danielle Dewitt is appealing the 30 year sentence she received after being found guilty on two counts of unlawful touching of a child for lustful purposes. Last month, Dewitt’s attorney, Jim Davis, filed a motion…

Danielle Dewitt Appeal in Court

Former Hancock High Coach Leslie Danielle Dewitt will have to wait a little longer to find out the outcome of her appeal against the 30 year sentence she received after being found guilty on two counts of unlawful touching of…

Dewitt Appeals Guilty Verdict

The Harrison County Circuit Court is reviewing former Hancock High teacher Leslie Danielle Dewitt’s appeal after being found guilty on two counts of unlawfully touching a child for lustful purposes. After a guilty verdict on two counts of unlawfully touching…

Philip Spear Hearing Rescheduled for Friday

The preliminary hearing for a man accused of producing and distributing child pornography out of his home in Ocean Springs has been moved to Friday. Today 59-year-old Philip Spear was set to appear in front of Magistrate Judge Robert H.…

Murder Suspect Appears in Court

The sailor accused of stabbing a transgender woman to death appeared before a Jackson County judge this morning. Detective Leo Allen took the stand detailing what investigators determined to happen between 20-year-old Dwanya Hickerson and 25-year-old Dee Whigham in the…

Man Attempting To Join ISIS

A Mississippi man attempted to fly to Syria to join ISIS is scheduled to be sentenced today on terrorism charges. Muhammad Dakhlalla of Starkville pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist…

Hickerson Denied Bond

A judge denied bond for the Navy seaman accused of stabbing a transgender woman to death. Twenty-year-old Dwanya Hickerson made his initial court appearance this afternoon before Jackson County Judge T. Larry Wilson. Judge Wilson denied a court attorney’s request…

Hickerson Court Appearance

Dwanya Hickerson, the Navy seaman accused of killing a transgender woman over the weekend, is set to appear in court today. Hickerson was taken into custody Monday on a capital murder charge. He is accused of the robbery and stabbing…

Biloxi Court Seeks to Resolve Outstanding Cases

As many as 500 people can expect a letter from the City of Biloxi informing them to appear in court. Biloxi Municipal Court is resetting cases where defendants owe fines or fees dating back to March 2014. Any existing arrest…

Hearing Postponed for Dexter Kelley

The Vancleave teenager accused of beating his younger cousin to death was scheduled to appear in court this morning, but a judge has pushed back his preliminary hearing to June 13th. Nineteen-year-old Dexter Kelley is accused of murdering his 16-year-old…

Krystal Gonzalez Trial

Today was day one for the arson trial for a woman accused of setting fire to a D’iberville apartment complex. Krystal Gonzalez is charged with first-degree arson for a fire that destroyed 20 units at Arbor View Apartments, displacing 40…

Seven Indicted in BP Oil Spill Fraud

A well-known Texas attorney and six others appeared in court today after being indicted on federal charges alleging their involvement in filing fraudulent BP oil spill claims.