Crime

Arrests made after LSU students robbed at gunpoint inside dorm on Valentine’s Day; 3 still wanted

Two arrests have been made and three teens are still wanted after two LSU students were reportedly robbed at gunpoint inside a dorm on LSU’s campus on Valentine’s Day.

Man arrested for murder in George Co. with multiple witnesses confirming suspect

  Police investigating after Facebook post shows doll hanging off beaded noose

Bond set for suspect in George County murder

Willie Cory Godbolt’s former wife takes the stand in day two of testimony

Testimony underway in capital murder trial for Willie Cory Godbolt

Grandmother accused of kidnapping granddaughter from hospital at gunpoint arrested

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  Body of missing Florida woman found buried in backyard at Jackson County house

Man sentenced to 50 years for fleeing from police, causing death

Former officer, named La. State Trooper of the Year by group, arrested in child pornography investigation

Gautier man punched Biloxi cop after being arrested for burglaries and meth, say police

  Blaze at two abandoned homes in Bayside Park are being investigated as arson

Dispute at Mobile Walmart ends with shots fired, two men dead

Police: 11-year-old arrested; tied to 22 car break-ins

New Orleans police arrest an 11-year in connection to 22 car burglaries in the Gentilly area.

  Man who punched principal was angry over children’s expulsion, suspension

A West Lincoln man punched the principal of his son's school after a heated parent conference.

Grand jury clears deputies in fatal shooting of fugitive

A grand jury sent down the decision to clear Hancock County deputies of any criminal conduct following the fatal shooting of a fugitive.

Affidavit: Suspect fled Bath & Body Works with over $800 in candles

A woman is facing charges after police say she stole merchandise from a store inside the Shoppes at EastChase.

4th suspect charged in shooting death of Waynesboro teen

JSU president among 17 arrested in prostitution sting

Escaped Covington Co. inmate captured in Texas

Lethal ‘gray death’ found in another La. parish; DEA ‘very concerned’ about potential of trafficking across state lines

Biloxi Police arrested man for auto burglary

  Suspect in Gulfport hit-and-run makes initial appearance

Authorities asking for help locating vehicle, guns stolen from Jackson Co. home

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to locate multiple guns stolen from a home in East Jackson County.

Moss Point woman indicted for filing false tax returns

A Moss Point resident was arrested Thursday on a federal grand jury indictment on charges of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns and filing false personal tax returns.

Woman arrested in connection to 2019 Gulfport machete murder

Leila “Dee” Lizana was arrested in Texas weeks ago. She was extradited to South Mississippi and booked into Harrison County Jail on Jan. 15.

More than $4M stolen from Miss. taxpayers in state’s largest public embezzlement scheme, documents show

State Auditor Shad White announced six arrests Wednesday linked to the largest embezzlement scheme in state history.

Former teacher charged with statutory rape in north Miss.

Webster County Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook saying that Kayla Tindall turned herself into their office Tuesday.

MDOC official disputes account of attempted suicide by inmate

Jeworski Mallett said in court papers filed Sunday that an inmate in the Mississippi State Penitentiary on Friday made “a makeshift pull-up exercise device out of what appeared to be shredded bed linens.”

Jacob Scott being extradited back to South Mississippi to face charges

The Jackson County man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager then faking his own death to avoid those charges is being extradited back to Mississippi.

Mississippi man arrested for rash of car burglaries in Chalmette

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mississippi man in connection with a rash of car burglaries that occurred recently in Chalmette, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Authorities bust ‘Hide and Seek’ drug operation in Biloxi, Pearl River County

Five people were arrested after a months-long investigation into a drug ring operation spanning two South Mississippi counties.

Police: Two in custody for Slidell homicide

Police say one of the suspects was attempting to sell narcotics to the victim

Police: One man injured in shooting in Biloxi

An argument turned violent, leaving one man in the hospital and the other behind bars.

  Georgia man identified as victim in Gulfport officer-involved shooting

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer says one person died early Saturday morning in a shooting in the 200 block of 25th Street.

  Arrest warrant indicates rape suspect Jacob Scott may have had help faking his death

According to an affidavit written by a U.S. Marshal, Jacob Scott may have had help when he faked his death and fled the state.

ATF investigating former deputy for trafficking weapons to Mexico

According to a federal search warrant, ATF agents seized a laundry list of firearms, ammunition, technology, and other items from a former Lafourche parish sheriff deputy, Jesus Frias-Lemus's home.

Pearl River Co. man arrested for wife’s murder granted bond

Charles Bowman arrested on a charge of murder after his wife’s remains were found at their home. He fled but was later arrested in Utah.

Officials discuss efforts to combat human trafficking: ‘Victims...are all worth fighting for’

Governor Tate Reeves said state leaders and law enforcement are working together to mitigate the problem.

  Mississippi man accused of faking his own death to avoid rape charges found hiding in Oklahoma

Jacob Blair Scott is now behind bars in an Oklahoma jail awaiting extradition back to Mississippi.

Report: Gulfport sees downtick in overall crime except for homicides, which tripled since last year

The Gulfport Police Department Report to the Community 2020 sheds light on the crime rates in 2019.

  WANTED: Man accused of sexually assaulting child in Mississippi then faking his own death

Jacob Blair Scott, 42, is facing multiple charges in Jackson County, including allegations that he raped and impregnated a 14-year-old.

One person shot in Woolmarket after verbal dispute, say police

One person is in the hospital recovering after a shooting Tuesday night at a Woolmarket apartment complex.

  Former inmates say Parchman Unit 29 problems are not new

Because every situation brings bloodshed, a violent mindset grows among the inmates.

George County Police investigate stolen and vandalized property

Several reports were made last week in regards to property that was stolen or vandalized in George County, furthering officials to investigate.

  Sheriff: Two deputies involved in Hancock Co. shooting

One person was injured and had to be airlifted out of a Kiln neighborhood Monday night after a shooting involving a Hancock County sheriff’s deputy.

Endangered, missing child alert issued for Louisiana woman, her 4 children ages 4-11

The five last were seen in a blue 2015 Ford F-150 pickup with a Texas license plate; a 25-year-old man may be with them

  Gulfport attorney releases video of inmate stabbing, says he will sue for better treatment of prisoners

The threats of lawsuits and public rallies have not effected change in the state prison system, which is why attorney Michael Crosby said he is proceeding with criminal prosecution.

  $5,000 reward offered for information on 3 Harrison Co. arson investigations

A string of fires in Harrison County over the last month have investigators believing it could be arson.

  MS Coast Crime Stoppers recognized for ‘Highest Tip’ success

Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is being recognized by the state’s Department of Public Safety with the award for the “Highest Tip Success” for their efforts on the coast in 2019.

MBI investigating the third officer-involved shooting in 3 days in north Mississippi

Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are searching for information after an officer-involved shooting in Clarksdale.

Authorities arrest suspect in Pass Christian robbery

Investigators with the Pass Christian Police Department and the Biloxi Police Department arrested Zachary Lee Pacheco Sunday on a charge of strong-armed robbery.

Reformed gang members working to make a better life for others

Two reformed Gangster Disciples say love can be the key to keeping kids out of a life of crime.

Prayer For Prisons rally brings emotional appeals from family members, pastors, politicians

Prayer for the Prisons rally brings emotional appeal from speakers at the Capitol.

  Tax collector reverses decision on former employee’s volunteer work following guilty plea

The deputy tax collector who admitted in court Thursday morning to defrauding the county and taxpayers is being told she can no longer work for the county, even as a volunteer.

Stephen McGilberry to serve four life sentences without parole for 1994 murders

More than 25 years after the initial crime, a Jackson County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court.

  BEWARE: Text that appears to be from FedEx is likely a scam

A text sent to countless people across the country this week may appear to be from FedEx but it is more than likely a scam from someone trying to steal your personal information.

Ala. teen charged with capital murder in death of his mother & twin brothers

Authorities say they responded to Roy Lackey Lane late Tuesday night.

  Efforts to expand Project NOLA in Biloxi underway

Seventeen cameras have been put to use in the city of Biloxi, and an official with the Biloxi Police Department said they hope to expand this effort soon.

'I know Aniah is looking down and she’s very proud right now’: Aniah’s law would deny bail to some suspects

Brown’s bill will be filed in Montgomery for the 2020 regular session that convenes on February 4.

Long Beach men sentenced in odometer roll-back fraud

Two Long Beach men were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in a long-running odometer tampering scheme.

Miss. man accused of building bomb to maim or kill ex-girlfriend

A Mississippi man is accused of creating an improvised explosive device in his home after watching internet videos about bomb making, prosecutors say.

Coroner: Parchman inmates killed by ‘blunt force’

Two inmates were killed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Man charged with murder in Waynesboro shooting that killed 13-year-old

A man has been charged with murder in a drive-by shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy at a Waynesboro apartment complex and injured several others.

  Vicksburg’s Mayor Flaggs appointed to lead search for new MDOC Commissioner

"We need to fix it this time and fix it right.”

Search continues for two escaped Covington County inmates

The search continues for two of the three inmates that escaped out of the Covington County Jail last week.

Escaped inmate captured in Covington County; 2 still on the run

One of the inmates who escaped from the Covington County Jail late Wednesday night is back in custody.

Two more charged with capital murder in Hattiesburg shooting

Hattiesburg police charged two more people with capital murder Friday in connection to the shooting death of 25-year-old Jamara Quadracus “Drake” Edwards.

  Two minors arrested in connection to graffiti, suspected Diamondhead arson

Two juveniles were arrested by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Friday in connection to a Diamondhead house fire.

Franklin Creek man charged with murder pleads not guilty in court Friday

A Franklin Creek man accused of shooting a Grand Bay man earlier this year pleaded not guilty in court Friday.

  Sheriff: Man accused of shooting Miss. postal worker now in federal custody

The shooting suspect has been identified.

Police: Stolen SUV ditched in D’Iberville after accident

The owner of the stolen vehicle said it was taken over the weekend in Gulfport, and several personal possessions were missing.

One person arrested after early morning Waffle House robbery

Willie George Duckworth was arrested on two counts of robbery and one count of motor vehicle theft after a Thursday morning Waffle House robbery in Gulfport.

Manhunt continues for escaped Covington County inmates

The search is on for three inmates who escaped from the Covington County Jail.

  Graffiti, possible arson at Diamondhead house concern residents

A possible case of arson in a house marked by graffiti is troubling the Diamondhead community.

3 arrested after ‘cages’ for children found in Alabama home

Three people have been arrested in a child abuse investigation after Lee County authorities discovered children were locked in cages.

Man sentenced to 5 years over possessing child porn

A Petal man will serve five years in prison after a child exploitation arrest in 2018.

Jackson Co. woman identified as third victim in Dec. 22 Moss Point homicide

A December shooting in Moss Point is now a triple homicide after a third victim died.

  Burglaries on the rise in Jackson County

Residents are concerned as several burglaries took place just a few days ago.

Arson suspected in Harrison County trailer fire, say officials

Authorities are investigating a trailer fire in Harrison County that they say appears to be arson.

Former Ocean Springs mayor says events leading to arrest were “a big misunderstanding”

Former Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran was arrested late Monday night after an officer found her lying on Washington Avenue. But Moran says the whole situation was “a big misunderstanding.”