Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:00:12 GMT
DALLAS (WFSS/CNN) – There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. Breathing in the alcohol vapors gets you buzzed fast and some say you don't ingest any emptyMore >>
There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. But doctors say it's dangerous. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:26:15 GMT
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around theMore >>
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around the St. Martin community. Those close encounters have some neighbors a bit nervous.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 12:37 AM EDT2013-05-26 04:37:08 GMT
Each year bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts pack the Gulfport Dragway for the annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout. In day 2 of the event, already thousands of motorcycles have driven throughMore >>
The rumbling of exhausts overpowered the sounds of classic rock at Asgard Motorcycle Club's 31st annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout on Saturday.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:07:47 GMT
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with the hope of helping others.More >>
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with WLOX News with the hope of helping others who may be struggling.More >>
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Questions still surround security of inmates at the Hinds County courthouse after an inmate says she got pregnant while attending a preliminary hearing there.
Wednesday Hinds county Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said his investigation revealed the inmate had consensual sex with a male inmate in a jury room bathroom. The pregnant inmate said she was handcuffed and left unattended with at least eight male inmates by a court bailiff.
Sheriff Lewis said the bailiff's are hired by individual court judges and operate separately from his office, although they are paid out of his budget.
The female inmate has been identified as 23-year-old Gabrielle Deborah Jones. She was arrested by Jackson police May 23 and charged with receiving stolen goods, business burglary and violation of probation.
Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis confirmed Wednesday a county inmate conceived a child while in custody.
The alleged incident occurred in courtroom three, which is Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill's courtroom. Weill declined to talk about the matter on camera, but released a statement saying:
"Our office has recently been made aware that a female inmate has alleged she became pregnant after a consensual sexual encounter with another inmate in Courtroom Three's jury deliberation room, where they were very briefly detained, with other prisoners, while awaiting a hearing. Both inmates were shackled at the time. We are looking into this inmate's uncorroborated assertions concerning this matter."
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