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Police make drug and shoplifting arrests.

  HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department arrested three people on shoplifting charges after they allegedly took items from three local businesses last week. Glenda Cooperwood, 54, Thomasine Cooperwood, 24 and Valencia Echols, 26, all of Cedar Bluff were arrested in the parking lot of Dollar General and charged with shoplifting. “They stole steaks and […]

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Police thwart attempted burglary

HOUSTON – A passing motorist spotted something suspicious, called 911 and helped thwart an attempted burglary at Subway Wednesday night. Police responded to the call about 11:45 p.m. and when they pulled onto the property, spotted two people running from the scene and a car parked in the parking lot. “They were trying to break […]

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Catching crooks

  The burglary of the Dollar General in Houston last week is the latest in a series of burglaries and robberies in the community that have put people on edge. And while burglary and those who steal are not new to this area, the audacity and habits of these crooks is. The Dollar General robbery […]

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Police arrest 4 in Houston attempted robbery

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Four individuals are under arrest after approaching a woman Saturday night at the BancorpSouth branch in Houston. Dvante Randle and Shikasmine Walker, both of Una, and Eddious Webb of Mantee, are accused of attempting to rob the woman as she deposited money at the bank. A fourth […]

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Houston robbery attempt prompts highspeed chase

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A thief or thieves attempting to rob a person making a night deposit at a downtown bank were foiled by alert police who then chased a suspect vehicle out of town Saturday night. Police Chief Billy Voyles said a woman was making a deposit for a business […]

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Police seek Dollar General bandit

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Authorities are looking for a man who walked into a Dollar General Store full of people Wednesday night, assaulted the cash register clerk and made off with a plastic sack full of cash. The incident occurred at 8:29 p.m. Wednesday night with at least five other customers […]

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CRIME ROUNDUP: Houston resident arrested for sexual assault

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A local man has has been arrested and charged with sexual battery of a vulnerable person, following an investigation by prosecutors for the Mississippi Attorney General. A press release from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood last week said Alshunte Bowen, of Houston, turned himself in to authorities Thursday […]

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Derma man pleads to Calhoun murder

CALHOUN CITY – Less than a week after a Calhoun City man was murdered, a Derma man has been sentenced to life in prison. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randy Anderson, 46, Saturday evening for the Friday April 23, death of William Duff, 42. Anderson was arraigned Monday on the charge of first degree […]

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Drug dogs sweep Houston High School

HOUSTON – Drug dogs searched Houston High School last week and found no drugs inside the building, but a sweep of the parking lot saw dogs signal on several cars and a small amount of marijuana found in a couple of vehicles. The owners of the vehicles were contacted and the interior of the vehicles […]

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Indictments served in West Point Huddle House assault

WEST POINT – Two men have been indicted by a Clay County grand jury on aggravated assault charges related to an alleged beating that left a man in a coma after he was found in a West Point parking lot in August. Assistant District Attorney Lindsay Clemons says in a news release that no trial […]

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EDITORIAL: Eye and ears

There have been several stories in your Chickasaw Journal over the past few weeks reporting on crime. A theft arrest, a shooting that resulted in murder charges and sexual assault charges have grabbed the headlines this week. We want to point out our Houston, Okolona and Vardaman are not in the midst of a crime […]

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Vardaman softball coach arrested

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal PITTSBORO – A Vardaman coach was formally charged and arrested Wednesday morning after allegations of inappropriate contact with a student were reported last week to authorities. Billy Joe Dill, Jr., 36, a softball coach at Vardaman High School, was charged with fondling, sexual battery and enticement of a child in […]

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Saturday shooting sends woman to surgery

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department had a man in custody Monday afternoon on aggravated domestic assault charges as it continues to investigates a Saturday night shooting just north of Houston. The incident was phoned in to Chickasaw County 911 about 9:45 p.m. as an accident at a house […]

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Lawmakers could set penalties for false reports of child abuse

JACKSON (AP) – Making a false report of child abuse could become a crime in Mississippi. The state Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would set a penalty of up to $5,000 and a year in jail for anyone convicted of intentionally and maliciously reporting to authorities that a child had been abused or […]

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