Crime

Columbia police arrest 7 in child exploitation, human trafficking sting

The Columbia Police Department arrested seven people and are investigating others after a weekend child exploitation and human trafficking operation.

  Man arrested for Simpson Co. double murder

  Home invasion suspect on the run from Rankin County authorities

Teen murder suspect found dead in jail cell

Two arrested for shooting in Rankin Co.

2 ‘extremely dangerous’ inmates escape Jefferson Davis County Jail

  At least 3 Mississippi officers have been lost to CoViD-19, highlighting worries for first responders

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Couple assaulted during break-in, Rankin Co. deputies searching for suspect

Ex-Jackson Police officer indicted on federal charges related to May child exploitation arrest

Man shot, killed on Rosslyn Ave.

Woman injured in early morning motel shooting

  Autopsies delayed statewide, possibly caused by State Crime Lab employees quitting

  Multiple people detained after shooting victim found dead at intersection in Brandon

Ex-Miss. priest indicted; accused of lying about cancer, Mexican orphanage

Lenin Vargas, a former Mississippi pastor, faces up to 20 years in prison after an indictment on wire fraud charges.

  Justice at a standstill in 6-year-old Helen Harrion case

Helen Harrion’s death impacted the entire neighborhood surrounding her home on Kings Road Avenue.

Woman charged with murder after man shot to death behind Vicksburg restaurant

According to police, no other arrests are anticipated at this time.

Man found shot, killed in street

Jackson Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon.

  5 different guns, dozens of shots fired during shooting that killed 2 people at Miss. concert

3 dead after hours-long standoff in Yalobusha County

Officer shot early Thursday morning in Sandersville; suspect in custody

Suspected M-Bar shooter arrested after manhunt; second person charged

  Man indicted for murder now facing federal charges

  ATF continues fight to keep murder suspect behind bars after low bond

Kidnapping victims found safe, suspect arrested during traffic stop in Alcorn Co.

After confirming the driver was the suspect and upon further investigation, the troopers found two occupants in the vehicle who had been kidnapped by the suspect.

  New law enforcement officers training for the times

Cell phones. Anti-police sentiment. A racially charged-world. All of these have changed the game a little. But not really that much for honest cops, Mullins said.

Jackson firefighter critical after shooting; suspect in custody

Jackson Police Department arrested a man they say was responsible for a shooting Sunday night.

4 people shot on party bus in Greenville

Police were called to Delta Regional Medical Center near 1 a.m. Sunday where they found a party bus in the parking lot.

Police: Man shot in the head after argument, later dies at UMMC; Woman arrested

Police say it happened near Northside Drive and Methodist Home Road.

  Ridgeland pilots program that helps keep minor offenders out of the system

Prior to this, sometimes the only option was arrest.

  Family of man who died in Madison County custody wants criminal charges

Dr. Mark LeVaughn’s report says Harvey Hill, who died in May of 2018, had injuries on his chest and back, upper right chest, scalp and neck, a liver laceration and contusion of the tongue, among other injuries.

JPD investigates early morning shooting

The shooting happened on Terry Road near 1:30 a.m.

Lincoln Co. man arrested, charged with killing brother

Deputies found David Smith dead at a home on Mission Hill Road.

  $5,000 reward offered for information on suspect in Simpson Co. double homicide

Two teens were found shot and killed at a home on Boswell Lofton Road on June 8.

  Miss. man went on violent crime spree after release from jail due to coronavirus, police say

The suspect has been identified as Vincent Ogiamien.

Escapee captured in Lauderdale County after high-speed chase

An escaped inmate from Alabama led agencies on a high-speed, multi-state chase before being captured in Lauderdale County Thursday afternoon.

  ‘I moved him just in time’: Woman shields son during drive-by shooting in Jackson

Two bullet holes left on the side of Carmella’s car remind her of a scary Saturday evening in Jackson.

  Jasper Co. mother speaks about daughter’s death as questions remain

Many questions remain in the shooting death of 30-year-old Dominique Henry.

Pair arrested in murder of Miss. National Guard member

Jackson Police Department arrested two people suspected of killing a National Guard member.

Man critically wounded in shooting at motel

Jackson Police Department is investigating a shooting at a motel.

  Officer-involved shootings: What’s a justifiable use of force?

On any given day, around 800 thousand police officers are working the streets of this country.

Suspect at large after early morning homicide

Officers say one man shot and killed another following a dispute.

Meridian police search for man involved in the shooting of his 3-year-old son

Meridian police are searching for a man that was involved in the shooting of his 3-year-old son.

  Deputy James Blair’s funeral brings out support for his family, law enforcement

“Something is lost, taken from us, and it hits home, it really does,” said Forest Police Chief Will Jones.

Man killed after firing shotgun at police, civilian in Lauderdale Co.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation’s is handling the review of the case.

Witnesses of Rayshard Brooks’ killing are from Memphis area, says Georgia prosecutor

A Fulton County, Georgia prosecutor announced charges Wednesday against two officers in the killing of Rayshard Brooks outside an Atlanta Wendy’s. At the same time, District Attorney Paul Howard said there were three witnesses to Brooks’ killing who are from the Memphis area.

  Family mourns Brookhaven teen killed at party early Tuesday

Trevion, known to his friends as “Fat Trey,” was shot to death between 4 and 5 Tuesday morning at a party on California Road in Lincoln County, officials say.

Brookhaven man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of 17-year-old

A 19-year-old has been charged with 1st degree murder in the death of a 17-year-old.

‘Find the people who did this’: Amarillo ice cream man still hospitalized after shooting

Amarillo police are investigating a shooting last week that left an ice cream vendor in the hospital.

  Investigators: Man arrested after lying about fight with accused cop killer during search

There could end up being additional charges.

  85-year-old security guard shot, killed outside apartment complex

The man died at the scene.

Man wanted for Jackson murder arrested in Kentucky

Police say 41-year-old Daniel Swanner was wanted for killing Jason Dennis on Stokes Robertson Road last month.

Police investigate double shooting at McComb restaurant

Police say the shooting happened at M & P Daiquiri at about 1:30 a.m.

  Chase across I-55 leads to arrest; second suspect on run

Law enforcement officers chased burglary suspects across multiple counties on Monday morning.

  Man accused of killing Simpson Co. deputy charged with capital murder

Joaquin Blackwell has been charged by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) with Capital Murder of a Peace Officer.

Man charged with murder of woman at gas station

Jackson Police Department arrested a man accused of shooting a woman at a gas station on May 31.

Man arrested, accused of deadly DUI hit-and-run in Madison

Officers were called to the crash scene on Highway 51 at Hoy Road before 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigation launched after man crashes, dies moments after fight in Vicksburg parking lot

Vicksburg police say they have identified a person of interest.

  Mayor Lumumba speaks out on police reform

The demand for changes in police departments are being echoed by protests nationally and here in the Capital City.

Police searching for third suspect in deadly Taco Bell shooting

Police say the man was shot in the parking lot of Taco Bell on Highway 80 and died at the scene.

Family of slain Biloxi teen hopes killers can be brought to justice

Robert Tatum was killed May 31 after more than 100 gunshots were fired at a graduation party, killing the college freshman and injuring others.

  2 teens found shot, killed in Simpson Co.; Investigators search for suspects

Law enforcement officers are investigating a double homicide in Simpson County.

Woman arrested minutes after stealing vehicle from Vicksburg police parking lot

A woman has been arrested after stealing a vehicle from the Vicksburg Police Department’s parking lot.

Brandon man charged with Oktibbeha Co. murder

Oktibbeha County deputies have made an arrest in a May homicide.

Teen accused of killing woman at Meridian ATM makes first court appearance

The Meridian Police Department said it's not releasing the name of the victim at the family's request.

  African American police leaders straddle the line between black and blue

The video of Floyd's death shocked the public conscience and brought more light to the recurring questions about whether members of the black community are ultimately safe.

Ellisville police officer arrested on drug charges

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested an Ellisville Police Department officer on drug charges Tuesday.

Man stalked ATM, ambushed and killed woman, police say

Interim Police Chief Charles Coleman says detectives have arrested 18-year-old Tanelius Burks on a charge of capital murder.

Second woman arrested in Vicksburg elderly abuse case

Wills is charged with felonious infliction of physical pain or injury on a vulnerable person

Mendenhall man charged with raping child

He's being held in jail without bond.

Bystander shot, killed during fight at Jackson gas station

A possible suspect lead has been obtained.

8 arrested, 12 dogs rescued from dog fighting ring in Newton County

Deputies say the illegal dog fighting was being held at an abandoned trailer.

Woman charged after Vicksburg shooting

The shooting happened on Stadium Drive near 8 p.m.

Charges dropped against former Miss. police officer involved in 2015 shooting

Officer Boykin was fired from CPD shortly after the shooting.

Homicide investigation underway after man shot, killed

The shooting happened just before 8 a.m. on Stokes Robertson Road.

‘It’s demented’: Victim’s daughter coping with gruesome murder of her dad

The daughter of a man who was murdered Tuesday at a Biloxi RV park is still trying to wrap her head around what would cause someone to commit such a horrific crime.

  Jurors from Miss. mass murder trial come back to fellowship with victims’ families

After being sequestered in Pike County in the Cory Godbolt mass murder trial, those 15 people from DeSoto County would never see life the same way again.“We all left a piece of us down here," said jury foreman Nicole Becker. "It felt not done, it felt incomplete.”

Family: Mississippi man found dead in Alabama wanted iPhone

The family of a Mississippi man found dead in Alabama say he traveled across state lines to buy an iPhone at a cheaper price.

  4 injured in shootout at Vicksburg Waffle House

The gunfire broke out near 12:30 a.m. at the restaurant on Clay Street.

Biloxi man appeared in court after being charged with murder following fatal assault

Matthew Cole Reid, 26, was arrested on Monday after police issued a warrant for second-degree murder the day prior. According to Biloxi Police, Reid allegedly assaulted the victim with a metal object in the 700 block of Moni Vista Drive.

Meridian police investigate murder of man found in vacant home

The body of a man was found inside a vacant home.

Meth, 522 oxycodone pills recovered in Vicksburg drug bust

He will be held without bond until his court appearance.