Crime

  Biloxi Police hold memorial service to honor fallen officers

The memory of officer Robert McKeithen is never far away. Wednesday, his re-purposed unit served as the backdrop to honor all officers who died in the line of duty.

  Coroner: Infant killed by bullet, caught in crossfire between police and murder suspect

U.S. Marshal’s Office seeking public’s help in locating alleged murder suspect

  ‘It’s just really sad:’ Calls for an end to gun violence after shooting at Biloxi apartment complex

Sheriff: Inmate dies after fight at Jackson County jail

Man arrested after one person shot at Biloxi apartment complex

  Police: Infant caught in standoff with Louisiana murder suspect dies at Alabama hospital

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  Caught on Camera: Waveland drive-by shooting after drug deal gone wrong

Police: Gulfport men arrested in ‘drug deal gone bad’ after shots fired in Waveland

Hattiesburg police investigating assault caught on camera

13-year-old boy dies from stab wound Saturday following dispute with brother

Nearly $11K in stolen Dollar General merchandise found in Covington Co.

Former Picayune patrol officer charged with sexual exploitation of a child

Jackson County teen charged with attempted murder after fire at foster father’s home

A 17-year-old is charged with attempted murder after allegedly setting his foster father’s Ocean Springs house on fire last week, in an attempt to kill him.

  Investigation takes six suspects, 22 guns and 650 grams of meth out of Jackson County

ATF and the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team have been targeting areas with the highest number of crimes throughout Jackson County since March 2020.

Child confesses to setting dog on fire in Mississippi

“Due to the age of the juvenile we are not able to file criminal charges in this case,” reads a statement from Sheriff Brad Lance posted to Facebook.

Mississippi sheriff ‘frustrated as anyone’ child can’t be charged with intentionally setting dog on fire

The Humane Society writes “Buddy is holding strong...soaking up all the love” he’s receiving after his story went viral.

  Neighborhood watch, youth programs reinforced as Gulfport works to prevent more crime

  Gulfport neighborhood has been the scene of multiple drive-by shootings

  Catalytic converter thefts on the rise in South Mississippi

  Gulfport community leaders, families address spike in crime involving youth

  Gulfport Police arrest suspect in Tuesday’s drive-by shooting

Inmate hospitalized after fight at Jackson County jail

9 people arrested on sexual exploitation, narcotics charges in undercover sting

The week-long effort is known as Operation Blue Rain.

Watchdog gives bleak report on Mississippi prisons

The statistics are in a new report published Friday by PEER, the Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review.

  ACLU encouraging people to use Mobile Justice app to record interactions with police

The ACLU's Mobile Justice app can record and automatically send videos during pivotal moments involving law enforcement agencies.

Gulfport residents calling for end to violence after string of shootings

After two shootings in a matter of days, Gulfport residents are hoping they can spark change in the city by pulling together.

Saucier man charged with aggravated DUI after accident seriously injures woman

A Saucier man is charged with aggravated DUI after an accident that sent one Ocean Springs woman to the hospital in serious condition early Sunday morning in D’Iberville.

Suspect to be charged in murder of woman, kidnapping of daughter in Oak Grove

The suspect’s name will be released after formal charges of murder and kidnapping are filed.

Two suspects arrested, one wanted in-connection with drive-by shooting in Gulfport

Two suspects have been arrested and a third is wanted by authorities in-connection to a drive-by shooting that wounded three people.

Suspect wanted for robbing Jackson Co. gas station now in custody

The suspect that was wanted for robbing a Jackson County convenience store at gunpoint early Friday morning is now in custody.

  Gulfport Police Chief fed up with gun violence, calls for an end to criminal subculture

Four days after a pair of young men were gunned down in the streets of Gulfport the search continues for those responsible for the double homicide.

  Advocates discuss impacts of expanded parole eligibility

Parole eligibility will soon expand in Mississippi, making thousands eligible to go before the parole board in the next few years.

Miss. sheriff’s office asks suspect to stop taking selfies with spoons and ‘turn yourself in’

A sheriff’s department in Mississippi had some jokes while asking one suspect to turn himself in.

Shots fired at vehicle strike driver, cause him to crash in Moss Point

A 58-year-old man is recovering after being shot Thursday night while driving down the road in Moss Point.

  Friends, family pay tribute to 18-year-old killed in Gulfport double homicide

Friends and family of 18-year old Teraye Preston gathered Thursday night to honor his memory and call for an end to the violence.

Governor signs law expanding parole eligibility in Mississippi

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed the Mississippi Earned Parole Eligibility Act into law Thursday.

Miss. inmate linked to cold case murder victims found in Mojave Desert in 1980

Authorities have finally identified two homicide victims who were found in the Southern California desert in 1980 and linked to a man imprisoned for murder in Mississippi.

  Family members of crime victims seek path to healing with annual ceremony

On Thursday, crime victim family members, law enforcement officers and community support groups gathered together for a candlelight ceremony.

Tyce sentenced to life in prison for murder of beloved Hattiesburg grocer

Christopher “Fat Boy” Tyce, 28, will spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility for parole.

Sheriff: One dead, one in jail after alcohol-fueled fight in Vancleave

What started as an argument between two work colleagues in Vancleave ended Wednesday night with a fatal shooting, say authorities.

Louisiana police officer accused of soliciting sex from woman involved in crash

Louisiana State Police say a Winnsboro Police Department lieutenant has been arrested on charges of public bribery and one count of abuse of office.

  Gulfport double homicide causes community leaders to speak out on youth violence

Two Gulfport families are mourning today after Tuesday’s deadly shooting took the lives of two teenagers.

Canton man gets life in prison for 2019 murder of delivery driver

A Canton man accused of killing a Domino’s delivery driver and dumping her body at an intersection in Madison County now faces life in prison.

  Victims identified in Gulfport double homicide

The victims of a double homicide in Gulfport Tuesday have been identified.

Man wanted for armed robbery in Gulfport now in custody

A man wanted by police for an armed robbery in Gulfport is now behind bars.

Gulfport Police investigating body of man found burned in vehicle

Gulfport Police are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead in burned truck early Sunday.

Jackson Police Department reporting six homicides in 24 hours

Two people were shot and killed Saturday on Bailey Ave.

  Gulfport family ‘lucky to be alive’ after dog alerts them to house fire

A Gulfport family is without a home after narrowly escaping a Friday morning fire that authorities say was intentionally started by a Gulfport woman.

Family of man shot by Gulfport officer in 2020 to file federal lawsuit

The family of a man who was shot and killed by a Gulfport police officer last year say they are now preparing to file a civil rights lawsuit in federal court.

Gulfport woman accused of setting multiple fires, burglarizing home

A Gulfport woman has been arrested after police say she is believed to have set fire to two homes and burglarized one of the residences.

MDOC commissioner taps new superintendent for state’s largest prison

Former CMCF superintendent to head up private and regional facilities under MDOC purview.

2 Oxford men arrested for using a minor to sell sex

Both men were charged with procuring sexual servitude of a minor.

State, federal agencies now investigating murder of 41-year-old Picayune man

State and federal agencies are assisting in the investigation of a murder that is believed to be gang-related in Picayune.

  Miss. Bureau of Narcotics warns of counterfeit drugs circulating in Pine Belt

The Hattiesburg District Office of the Bureau of Narcotics suspects at least eight overdose deaths from the last 50 days.

Suspect arrested after reported sexual assault of teenager, say authorities

Nery Alexander Garcia was arrested by Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies on one charge of sexual battery.

Court date set for mother and son allegedly involved in largest embezzlement scheme in state history

The duo will be tried as co-conspirators, according to the Hinds Co. District Attorney's Office.

Gulfport murder suspect arrested after fleeing the county

A murder suspect wanted for the shooting death of a 20-year-old Gulfport man is behind bars in North Mississippi.

  Traffic stops under heightened scrutiny following incidents in other states

Traffic stops are under the microscope after recent incidents in Virginia and Minnesota.

Suspect arrested, victim identified in fatal Picayune shooting

Authorities have made an arrest in Sunday’s fatal Picayune shooting.

Man shot, killed in Jackson County Friday night

A Jackson County man died after being fatally shot Friday night, according to authorities.

One person arrested after shooting in downtown Gulfport

Michelle Marie Gavins, 20, was arrested by Gulfport police on three charges of aggravated assault.

Alcorn State student airlifted after shooting on campus

A student was shot on Alcorn’s campus around 3 a.m. April 9, according to the Alcorn Campus Police Department.

Memphis rapper Big Boogie & friends arrested after Senatobia shootout

Memphis rapper Big Boogie and his entourage were headed to a Spring Break concert at LP’s Ballpark in Biloxi when they allegedly fired shots on the interstate.

Drive-by shooting injures two in Gulfport

Investigators say a 16-year-old was grazed by a bullet on the face, while a 20-year-old was shot in the butt.

  Hancock County Sheriff’s Department welcomes newest four-legged member

Running down criminals and sniffing out illegal substances, Dark has proved he has what it takes to be a part of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.

Oxford woman arrested after newborn tested positive for amphetamines

An Oxford woman was arrested for Child Neglect on April 5.

Ole Miss student charged in frat hazing that injured pledge

Lawyer Adam Peavy says the family intends to sue the fraternity.

  Mississippi launches its first cyber-fraud task force

The goal is to use the resources to help detect, prevent, mitigate, and investigate this growing problem online that’s costing people millions.

Moss Point murder suspect now among Mississippi’s “Most Wanted”

A man wanted for a New Year’s Eve murder in Moss Point was just added to Mississippi’s Most Wanted List, and there’s now a reward for information leading to his arrest.

Grand Jury clears officer in fatal Gulfport shooting

The police officer who fatally shot a Georgia man outside of a Gulfport residence has been cleared by a Grand Jury.

  April is Child Abuse Awareness Month: What you need to know

Advocates say if you suspect abuse, report it.

  Hancock Co. man pleads guilty in 2020 shooting of U.S. marshal in Gautier

A Hancock County man has pleaded guilty to five counts in connection to a shooting last year that left a U.S. marshal injured.

Man gets 40 years after ‘heinous’ Adams Co. murder of teen mother

A man has received his sentence for his involvement in the death of a teen mother in Adams County.

Criminal-justice reform bill passed in Senate and House

A criminal-justice reform bill has cleared a significant hurdle at the State Capitol and is now one step closer to becoming law.

  Business owner pleading for return of stolen lawn care, landscaping equipment

A Gulfport man’s primary source of income is now gone. Daniel Clute wasn’t fired from a job, but his entire business was taken in a blink of an eye.

Mississippi proposal would expand the possibility of parole

The state has one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation.

Police arrest suspect after fatal wreck in Gulfport

Michael Robin Kirgan, 57, was arrested by Gulfport police on two charges of leaving the scene of an accident after a fatal wreck in Gulfport Sunday evening.

  Capital City homicides surge 70% over last year, the deadliest in Jackson history

This weekend alone, gunmen killed three people in separate incidents.

Women’s History Month: Woman helps formerly incarcerated people and their families

A Jackson woman is helping to build a better tomorrow for those who have been locked up, as well as their families.

Gautier man charged with aggravated assault after allegedly pistol-whipping man

A Gautier man has been charged with aggravated assault following an altercation where he allegedly pistol-whipped a man.