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Narcotics Roundup Arrests

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

On May 4, 20015 beginning at 16:00 hours, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and NMNU conducted a Secret Indictment saturation in south Lee County. This operation was a special detail by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and NMNU to execute capiases on drug activity in Lee County. There were 18 total arrests, 2 search warrants […]

Robbery

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

On May 1, 2015, it was reported to Lee County 911 that a black male entered the Renasant Bank on Raymond Street in Verona and robbed it. Lee County deputies and Verona officers arrived and secured the scene at the bank. Information was gathered along with the surveillance video of the incident. It was reported […]

Assault & Robbery

Posted on: April 24th, 2015

On April 23, 2015 the Lee County Sheriff’s Department responded to a shooting in West Lee County. Upon arrival deputies found two white males with injuries. One had been beaten with a pistol and another had been shot numerous times. Both individuals were transported to NMMC. Upon further investigation by Investigators, it was determined that […]

Narcotics Arrest

Posted on: April 11th, 2015

On Tuesday, April 7, Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a business located on CR 931, Saltillo (Auburn Community) to investigate the report of a male standing outside the business acting suspiciously. Deputies made contact with the suspect and identified him as Justin Reese. During the investigation deputies found Reese to be possession of […]

Arrest 4/8/15

Posted on: April 8th, 2015

On April 8, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department obtained information of a black male subject coming onto the property of a residence and approaching the homeowner. The home owner instructed 6 times for the subject to leave and finally home owner went into residence and called 911 when male subject refused to leave. The […]

Narcotics Arrest

Posted on: April 7th, 2015

On Sunday, April 5, 2015, Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a business at the intersection of Highway 178 and Highway 371, Mooreville to investigate suspicious activity. Deputies made contact with the vehicle and during the investigation Deputies arrested the driver for misdemeanor charges. Following the arrest, Deputies searched the vehicle and discovered several […]

Dezman Meeks

Posted on: March 25th, 2015

On March 12, 2015, a report was filed with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department in regards to a possible sexual assault. It was reported that a local cable repair man came to the residence in late January to install cable. The suspect installed the cable and left the residence. A few days later he allegedly […]

Brandon Smith

Posted on: March 25th, 2015

On March 17, 2015, North Mississippi Narcotics Unit, along with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant at 130 Drive 1054 Tupelo, and arrested Brandon L Smith for possession of methamphetamine. While conducting the search of the residence, deputies and agents encountered numerous individuals inside the residence and discovered several baggies containing alleged […]

Narcotics Arrest

Posted on: March 25th, 2015

On March 20, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the North MS Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 104 Snipes St., Apt 4, Verona, and arrested Michael A Benton for Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Agents had received information from several sources […]

2/25/15 Weather

Posted on: February 25th, 2015

Due to the Winter Weather Warning the Lee County Sheriff’s Department Administration Office will be closed today, February 25, 2015. ****Inmate visitation will be cancelled for today. Other than visitations, the detention facilities will operate on a normal basis.

Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

Posted on: February 12th, 2015

On February 10th the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was called about a domestic violence situation that occurred from February 9th to February 10th. The female victim reported that she had been assaulted by her husband and that he had used a pistol to hold her and her three children at the residence and would not […]

Burglary Arrest

Posted on: February 9th, 2015

During the week of January 25th, the Richmond Baptist Church and the Richmond Volunteer Fire Department located on Road 800 in Lee County were burglarized. Laptop computers, a flat screen television and other miscellaneous items were stolen from the buildings. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department Investigators determined that William Ricky Allred Jr of Road 814 […]

Burglary Arrest

Posted on: February 9th, 2015

On February 5th the Lee County Sheriff’s Department charged Samuel Garcia with two counts of burglary of a dwelling. During the latter part of January Samuel Garcia broke into the homes of two Lee County residents. Mr Garcia took jewelry, electronics, and firearms. During the course of the investigation it was further determined that Mr. […]

Narcotics Arrest

Posted on: January 31st, 2015

On January 29, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the North MS Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at 351 CR 141, Macedonia Community, and arrested Jennifer Washington for Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Agents had received information from several sources that Washington was involved in illegal drug activity at her residence. […]

Burglary of a Building – Russell C Rakestraw

Posted on: January 28th, 2015

On 1/23/15, a subject was witnessed entering a building that was under construction. When confronted, he left the scene and was stopped by deputies a bit later. The suspect, Russell C Rakestraw, was found to have items that came from the construction site in his possession. He was arrested, taken into custody and charged. Judge […]

Narcotics Arrest – Jerry D Tackett

Posted on: January 28th, 2015

On January 26, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the North MS Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at 225 CR 1282 and arrested Jerry D Tackett for Possession of Methamphetamine. Agents had received information from several sources that Tacket was involved in illegal drug activity at his residence location in the Skyline Community. […]

Social Hosting Law Arrest

Posted on: January 24th, 2015

Angie Floyd, 1375 CR 1451, Mooreville, MS, 47 years of age Charges: Social Hosting Law x 6 Bond: $6,000   On January 23, 2015 Sheriff Johnson received several concerned calls about a party that had been promoted on a social site. The site described the location of the event and encouraged people to attend. On […]

Narcotics Arrest

Posted on: January 21st, 2015

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations near the Skyline Community on Hwy 178 East. One of the individuals in the vehicle was identified as Richard Ellis, Jr. During a search of the vehicle deputies discovered a felony amount of methamphetamine, […]

12-30-14 Rogers, Richard

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015

On 12-30-14 around 10:30pm the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched by 911 to assist Nettleton Police Department in regards to a disturbance call with possible gunshots. Upon arrival Lee County deputies made contact with a white male suspect. The suspect brandished a weapon and discharged it in the direction of officers. A Lee County […]

12-22-14 Burglary Arrest

Posted on: December 24th, 2014

On 12-22-2014 the Lee County Sheriff’s Department has arrested an individual for numerous counts of home burglaries. An investigation into residential home burglaries in the northern part of Lee County had been going on over two weeks. The suspect broke into a home on 12-22-2014 and was confronted by the homeowner. He contacted 911 and […]