Crime

  Three arrested in connection to Moss Point triple shooting

Cameron D. Holloway and Jaylin R. Stallworth, both 19, were arrested on three charges of aggravated assault and one charge of shooting into a moving vehicle each. Datorious D. Booker, also 19, was arrested on a charge of accessory after the fact of aggravated assault.

Suspect in custody five months after Biloxi shooting

  Mississippi law enforcement pay tribute to fallen officers

  More Mississippi officers have died in May than any other month of the year

Gulfport man found guilty in 2016 shooting death

Police officer cleared of ‘criminal conduct’ after shooting during Gulfport investigation

Second brother of accused Biloxi cop killer charged with accessory in officer’s death

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Mother arrested after missing special needs teen kidnapped from Florida found in Clinton

  One arrested in Jackson County boat thefts, police still searching for second suspect

  Mississippi assistant principal arrested after sex with underage teen

Gulfport man arrested after shooting near 38th Avenue

National Police Week remembers fallen officers May 12-18

  ‘We know everything but the why’: Police chief, sheriff give update on investigation into Biloxi cop’s murder

Two teens arrested after shooting in St. Andrews

Clayborne Mitchell, 18, and Braden Pavlik, 17, are held at the Jackson County jail on three charges each of aggravated assault, use of a deadly weapon causing serious bodily harm.

Bay St. Louis man sentenced on child pornography charges

Bruce Kevin Woods, 51, was found with methamphetamine and child pornography in his Bayside Park home.

  Officials: Three men gave suspect clothes in the hours after Biloxi officer was killed

A fifth person is now in jail, charged in the death of Biloxi officer Robert McKeithen, who was gunned down outside the city’s police station on May 5.

  Bay St. Louis man identified as victim in Gulfport shooting

Gulfport Police have identified the victim of a deadly shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon.

  Mother of man accused in Biloxi cop slaying says her son was troubled

Two more suspects charged in death of Biloxi officer

  Moss Point police searching for two suspects in triple shooting

New details emerge in ‘ambush’ of Biloxi police officer

Lumberton man killed in officer-involved shooting identified

Suspect accused of killing Biloxi cop appears in court for the first time

  Pine Belt officers talk about being part of the ‘thin blue line’

Within just a few days, WDAM has reported two instances where gunfire has been exchanged between law enforcement officers and suspects.

  Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Lumberton

A man was killed during a shooting involving a police officer in Lumberton Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

  One man killed, one man in jail after shooting in Gautier

One man is dead and another man is in jail after the two reportedly got into a fight over a set of tools in Gautier Monday night.

  Suspect’s brother now charged in shooting death of Biloxi police officer

The brother of the man accused of killing a Biloxi police officer is now in jail on charges related to the death.

  One critical after triple shooting in Moss Point parking lot

Moss Point police are investigating a triple shooting that happened in a parking lot late Sunday night.

  19-year-old accused of killing Biloxi cop now in custody

Police have captured and arrested 19-year-old Darian Tawan Atkinson.

  Thin Blue Line: Outpouring of support for Officer McKeithen and City of Biloxi in wake of shooting

Condolences from around the country are flooding into Biloxi after a police officer was killed Sunday night.

BEWARE: Biloxi officer’s death brings out scammers

Biloxi Police say the only official donation account set up for Officer McKeithen is through Southern Coastal Credit Union.

Teen in custody after potential threat against St. Martin school

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell confirmed that an investigator received a call early Sunday morning concerning a potential threat against St. Martin Middle School.

Patient tells police he stole, wrecked ambulance because he ‘needed a ride home’

Police say a wild ride through the streets of Gonzales ended Sunday morning after an officer in Gonzales spotted and arrested Clayton Florane, 40, for stealing an ambulance.

Odd message in a bag of rocks will link you to malware, sheriff warns

At first glance, a bag of rocks with a weird, photocopied message inside seems harmless. But Hancock County Sheriff's Department is warning that it's much more dangerous than it seems.

Two arrested in crackdown on crack dealers

Two Gulfport residents were arrested this week as part of an operation targeting street level crack cocaine dealers.

Bond set for woman charged after body found in Lamar Co. freezer

A Mississippi judge has set bond for a woman who has been jailed for months after she was charged with killing a man and stuffing his body in a freezer.

‘Armed and dangerous’ suspects wanted in Waynesboro murder now in custody

Two suspects wanted by Waynesboro police in connection with the April 21 shooting death of Kamarcus West are now behind bars.

Moss Point police investigating afternoon shooting

Around noon, police got a call about shots fired outside Moss Point Express at Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Gun used in Alabama murder might have been stolen from Long Beach

That possibility came to light last week after Alabama investigators found a weapon near a Jackson, Alabama crime scene. WLOX News has confirmed detectives traced the gun to a burglary case in Long Beach three months before the 2018 murder.

Files containing patient information go missing from doctor’s office storage facility

In a letter sent to patients, Gulfport Anesthesia Services wrote, “On March 12, 2019 we became aware of an incident where an unauthorized third party gained access to a secured camera protected storage facility which contained paper medical records."

Mississippi man sentenced after 3 dogs starve to death

45-year-old Kelvin King pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated cruelty to a dog

  Three arrested after missing minor found in human trafficking bust in Jackson

The minor was taken from the scene and is being assessed

  On the Rise: Child abuse in Mississippi increases as advocates fight to give children one voice

One out of seven children across the country will experience child abuse at some point in their childhood. It’s a sobering statistic and, in Mississippi, it’s a number that is increasing.

$120,000 of rims, tires stolen from Slidell Chevrolet dealership

Slidell Police believe the suspects are from out of state and have committed similar crimes in other parts of the country

Second person arrested in disappearance of Stone County man

Stone County investigators say the last person seen with Robert “Bruce” Hariel before he disappeared is now in jail.

  Gautier family mourns loss of 2-year-old killed in Alabama

A Gautier family is grieving after the death of a two-year-old who died Easter Sunday in Alabama.

Second suspect arrested in robbery, assault of 93-year-old

A second suspect has been arrested in the robbery and assault of a 93-year-old man in Gulfport last week.

  Anonymous tips crucial to solving crimes on the Coast

Many people are scared to come forward after witnessing a crime. Others may think that what they've heard on the street isn't important. But it is and those details are helping solve crimes.

  Fugitive killed by deputy after trying to run from authorities

A suspect from Baton Rouge is dead after deputies tried to serve a high-risk warrant in Hancock County Monday afternoon.

  Waynesboro police say crime increase is due to gang violence

The Waynesboro Police Department said a recent increase of crime within city limits is due to gang violence.

  Exclusive: 2-year-old violently shaken, dies from brain bleed

Police in Leeds arrested Jason Daniel Sparks Wednesday in connection with the murder of two-year-old Tyler Haws.

  Exclusive: Family seeks answers in death of 2-year-old left in the care of family friend

A family devastated by the death of a two-year-old little boy.Tyler Haws' family claims he died after being left in the care of a family friend.

  UPDATE: Victim identified after fatal shooting in Pascagoula

Authorities have identified the man who died after a home invasion in Pascagoula early Friday morning.

Man walking alone accepts ride from deputy, arrested on warrant

The deputy offered the man a ride and said the man accepted.

Man arrested for armed robbery in Gulfport neighborhood

Gulfport police arrested 24-year-old Edward Mickale Barnes IV of Gulfport Friday for two counts of armed robbery.

Five arrested in connection to Hancock County burglaries

Investigators with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office received complaints of the burglaries of residences, all in the Ansley community, which are predominantly weekend camps or summer homes.

New Orleans rapper arrested after putting 5-year-old alone in ride share vehicle

On April 23 shortly after 9 a.m., a ride share driver brought a child to a Sheriff’s Office substation in Arabi to get help after he said a woman had called him to a home in Chalmette, put the child in his vehicle and told him she wouldn’t be riding along.

Elderly man robbed at gunpoint in Gulfport neighborhood

A 93-year old man was the target of an armed robbery in Gulfport Thursday morning.

Sheriff: Pass Christian woman arrested after physically abusing foster child

Sheriff Peterson says a child abuse complaint was made by officials at Delisle Elementary School to the sheriff’s office on April 10.

  Hattiesburg police release more details on Falisa Carter death investigation

The Hattiesburg Police Department released more details Thursday surrounding the Falisa Carter death investigation.

  Moss Point police investigating Shawn Martin death as a homicide

The death of Shawn Martin is being investigated as a homicide by the Moss Point Police Department.

  Moss Point police officer resigns after indictment for Lake Charles incident

Robert Hammac, 44, is accused of assaulting a person during an arrest with a Taser on May 8, 2017, while he was an officer with the Lake Charles Police Department.

  D’Iberville man headed to prison after former roommate discovers pipe bombs

A D'Iberville man will spend five years in prison after authorities found multiple pipe bombs, including a working device, in a home where he used to live.

  Crime Stoppers celebrates local law enforcement across South Mississippi

The goal of the 9th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards Breakfast at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Biloxi was to say thank you to officers and others who have helped solve crimes and make a difference in their communities.

Pass woman sentenced for child sex crime

A Pass Christian woman will spend the next nine years behind bars after pleading guilty to fondling a minor child. Kristina Lynn Crose, 31, was sentenced Monday on one count of gratification of lust.

  Harrison County jail set to see $2.5 million in upgrades

The aging Harrison County Adult Detention Center will soon get a $2.5 million upgrade.

  Biloxi Police looks to New Orleans nonprofit for help with crime prevention cameras

Biloxi Police Department is looking to partner with a New Orleans-based nonprofit to put up 10 crime-prevention cameras throughout the city.

Sheriff: Home security cameras show same man involved in 5 burglaries in Harrison County

Harrison County sheriffs are investigating a string of burglaries committed in Harrison County last month.

Police: domestic dispute escalates to shooting in Waveland

25-year-old Zachary Bennett was arrested at the scene and is currently in police custody.

Deep fryer, drugs, money and more found in MDOC shakedown

Prison officials in Mississippi are continuing efforts to find and remove contraband in facilities throughout the Magnolia State.

Gulfport man accused of robbing store on Hwy. 49

A Gulfport man has been arrested arrested after police said he stole money and cigarettes from a store on Highway 49.

  Officers receive training to combat drug trafficking on local highways

The interstate highway system is one of the easiest and most common ways for traffickers to transport drugs.

  Suspect charged in vicious beating tells judge drinking, misunderstanding led to attack

Two men charged in a brutal on-camera beating that sparked outrage in the Wayne County community appeared in court Wednesday afternoon.

Former state investigator sentenced to over three years in prison for extortion

Saddler was a certified law enforcement officer working for the Mississippi Department of Human Services charged with investigating criminal fraud related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”).

Police: Florida baby dies after being left in hot car while mom went to find cocaine

Firefighters say when they saw the infant, he was in full seizure, was in obvious signs of heat stress, and had a fully loaded diaper. At the hospital, the baby's temperature was 106 degrees.

Police: Homeless man steals car, sets it on fire in Long Beach

Jimmy Harsson is in police custody after police say he walked into someone’s home, stole this person’s car then set it on fire Tuesday morning.

  ‘Coordinator of chaos’: Honoring 911 dispatchers and the lifesaving work they do

We visited the dispatch center in Harrison County to get a look at the vital work they are doing to connect our community with emergency services.

Lucedale man pleads guilty to 6 charges of sexual acts involving a minor

Jefferson Lee Jordon, 43, of Lucedale plead guilty to 3 counts of sexual battery and 3 counts of touching of a child for lustful purposes in a George County courtroom Monday.

Hate crime charges added against man accused of burning three black churches in Louisiana

Holden Matthews now faces three hate crimes charges - one for each blaze.

Former New Orleans youth pastor pleads guilty to sexual battery of a child

37-year-old Jonathan Michael Bailey of New Orleans pleaded guilty to 2 counts of sexual battery of a child under the age of 14 in a Biloxi courtroom Friday.

MS man pleads guilty to federal hate crime after burning cross in African-American neighborhood

Revette faces a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine on the two charges. Sentencing has been scheduled for Aug. 20.