MDOT Seizes Large Amount of Marijuana During Traffic Stop

(Vicksburg, MS) — The Mississippi Department of Transportation Office of Enforcement seized about 140 pounds of marijuana Wednesday night when a freight-liner tractor and trailer was stopped on I-20 in Warren County. The driver, 32-year-old Nertil Xhelo of Florida, was transporting canned olives from California to Florida. Multiple duffel bags…


Man Arrested for Poisoning Animals

(Flowood, MS) — Flowood police arrested a Hazlehurst man Wednesday for poisoning animals. 28-year-old John Colter Pyron was arrested for Animal Cruelty, Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance and Suspicion of Poisoning Animals. Residents were complaining that family pets were being found dead near the apartment complex where they lived….


Man Arrested for Clinton Home Invasion

(Clinton, MS) — A man accused of invading and burglarizing a Clinton home has been arrested. Johnathan Jerome Alexander was arrested by Clinton police Wednesday after a traffic stop that occurred just before 11 p.m. Alexander, who was a passenger in the car, fled the scene but police caught him…


Inmate Killed During Escape Attempt at Arkansas Prison

(Lincoln County, AR) — An escape attempt has left a convicted murderer dead. 41-year-old Christopher Wilson, an inmate at the Arkansas Department of Corrections, was shot and killed by a corrections officer while trying to escape Thursday. Wilson was convicted of two counts of capital murder in the 2002 killing…


Man Arrested for Sending Nude Selfies to Teen

(Kiln, MS) — A Mississippi man has been arrested for sending nude selfies to a teenage girl. Hancock County sheriff’s deputies arrested 22-year-old Timothy Louis Moore, II of Kiln and he faces a charge of using a computer to lure a child for sexual purposes. A Diamondhead woman called deputies…