Former West Point officer pleads guilty to embezzlement


Approximately $3,904 was missing from the evidence locker. July 28, 2018 By: RYAN PHILLIPSSDN EDITOR , July 28, 2018STARKVILLE, MS A former city of West Point police officer avoided a felony conviction on Friday after entering a guilty plea to taking nearly $4,000 from the evidence locker at the police departme...

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City leaders look at police department over missing weapons

Tupelo's police department cannot locate some of its firearms inventory September 26, 2017 TUPELO – Tupelo's police department cannot locate some of its firearms inventory, but Chief Bart Aguirre said the problem dates back to previous administrations and more stringent controls are now in place. A cache of weapons were identified as missing by the...

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DNA Leads To Arrest In 1996 Columbus Homicide

Murray became a suspect on May 16th when DNA evidence linked him to the 1996 killing of Mack Fowler May 24, 2017 COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The man accused of killing Mack Fowler on July 8, 1996 is in the Lowndes County jail. David Murray, 52, made his first court appearance on Wednesday afternoon. Muncipal Court Judge Rhonda Hayes Ellis denied bond ...

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Murder suspect arrested in 20-year-old Columbus cold case - DNA

An arrest was made this week that could help close the book on a 20-year-old unsolved murder in Columbus. May 24, 2017 COLUMBUS, MS An arrest was made this week that could help close the book on a 20-year-old unsolved murder in Columbus. Investigators with the Columbus Police Department, along with other agencies from the state and region, said Dav...

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Former Ripley police officer arrested for tampering with evidence and burglary


The indictment alleges that Garner intentionally broke into the offices of the Ripley police chief and the narcotics office in June to conceal or remove physical evidence, an envelope containing what he believed to be meth. October 25, 2016 RIPLEY, Miss. (WTVA) – A former Ripley police officer is now on the wrong side of the law according to Attorn...

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Lack of DNA storage space becomes challenge for law agencies

Hattiesburg AmericanBYLINE: JIMMIE E. GATESHattiesburg, MSLocal law enforcement agencies say they lack both the space and expertise to store DNA evidence that a new state law requires them to preserve.The law that went into e...

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Moss Point working to remedy problems with police department's evidence room

The Mississippi Press, blog.gulflive.comBYLINE: April M. Havens, The Mississippi Press Link to ArticleMoss Point, MSKeith Davis, Moss Point police chiefMOSS POINT, Mississippi -- City aldermen's first meeting of 2012 was cont...

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9 of 10 arrested in HPD locker raid indicted

hattiesburgamerican.comBYLINE: Jesse Bass, American Staff WriterHattiesburg, MSHattiesburg Police Department's evidence locker was raided by burglars Aug. 20. After the heist, an undisclosed amount of marijuana was discovered...

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Police investigate JPD evidence room break in

Mississippi News Now, MSNewsNow, wtvm.comBYLINE: Mary Grace Eppes, , MSJACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance has confirmed there was a break in at the JPD evidence...

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