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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…

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…

Gulfport woman charged in arson, robbery cases

A Gulfport woman has been charged in a burglary and arson case. Gulfport Police said in a press release that Sumer Ree Treadaway, 42, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of arson and one count of burglary of…

Gulfport woman charged with embezzlement

A 19-year-old Gulfport woman has been charged with embezzlement from her place of employment. Biloxi Police said in a press release that Olivia Alexia Brooks of Gulfport was developed as a suspect after officers responded to a call about embezzlement…

147 Vermont inmates in Mississippi prison COVID-19-positive

By LISA RATHKE Associated Press Nearly 150 Vermont inmates housed in a Mississippi prison have tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, the head of the Vermont Corrections Department announced Wednesday. Vermont houses 219 inmates at the…

Biloxi man charged in auto burglary case

Biloxi Police on Sunday arrested a man on a warrant charging him with auto burglary. Major Christopher DeBack said Gregory Lee Melbert, 52, was arrested Sunday. The arrest was the result of a reported auto burglary that occurred in the…

Sexual Battery Arrest

A Biloxi man is behind bars for three counts of sexual battery and one count of touching of a child for lustful purposes. The arrest stemmed from a complaint filed by the mother of a 14 year old girl who…

No Bond For Accused Killer

A judge revoked bond for the Long Beach man accused of murdering Deverick Johnson Monday night. According to the Harrison County Jail Docket, 28 year old James McDowell is not bondable. McDowell is accused of shooting Johnson in the head…