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Stolen Equipment – Arrest

Posted on: May 20th, 2014

During a joint investigation on Thursday, May 15, 2014, with the Woodstock, AL Police Department, it was discovered that numerous stolen construction and lawn care type equipment had been stolen from across the southeast and sold in the Lee County, MS area.  The identity of the suspect involved was determined to be James Churchill residing […]

Scam Alert

Posted on: May 12th, 2014

    UPDATE on scam warning posted below on May 12, 2014 – ARRESTS MADE – After the media release, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on May 17th by authorities at Autry State Prison in Pelham County, GA. The prison had obtained a cell phone from an inmate that contained several Lee County […]

Narcotics Arrest 5/3/14

Posted on: May 8th, 2014

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, deputies were dispatched to CR 113 for a vehilce obstructing the roadway. Deputyies made contact with the vehicle and during the investigation Deputies arrested the driver, identified as Tosha Parker, for driving under the influence and possession of methamphetamine “Ice” with the intent to distribute. During a search of the […]

Arrest 5/7/14

Posted on: May 8th, 2014

While on Disaster Patrol, the Lee Co. Sheriff’s Dept. responded to a call about a suspect driving a small black pickup truck picking up scrap metal on CR 1766. Suspect was also seen going onto people’s property and removing tin and metal. Upon engaging suspect it was discovered that there was an active warrant on […]

Arrests

Posted on: May 8th, 2014

While on disaster detail in Auburn Community, a deputy spotted two subjects that were attempting to hustle victims of the storm area of money. The Deputies approached the two individuals and it was discovered that there was an active warrant on Harris. While on the traffic stop the other suspect threw trash out on the […]

Command Center – Auburn Baptist Church

Posted on: May 6th, 2014

UPDATE 5/6/14:   The Lee County Sheriff Department will be removing the command unit at Auburn Baptist Church today at 6pm. We will continue to provide extra patrol in the effected areas in the county to protect the citizens and their property. There will be extra deputies patrolling these areas to ensure your safety. *******We encourage […]

Looting

Posted on: May 5th, 2014

While on disaster detail patrol in the Auburn Community, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department spotted a suspicious vehicle that was parked on the side of CR 811. Upon investigation, the Deputy saw a male subject loading sheet metal and other items into a pickup. The Deputy engaged the suspect and it was determined that the suspect […]

Looting

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014

On May 1, 2014, while working Disaster Relief Detail in the Auburn community, two subjects were arrested and charged with looting. It was reported to the Lee County Sheriffs Department Command Center that suspicious individuals that were picking up copper wire and utility items. The description of the vehicle and suspects were dispatched and within […]

Press Release 4/17/14

Posted on: April 17th, 2014

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were patroling the area of Green Tee Road, Lee County, and responded to a 911 call for a reckless driver. A deputy located the vehicle shortly after receiving the call and while attemtping to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle it turned into a […]

Nettleton Shooting

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

(photo taken by Thomas Wells/Daily Journal) 3 Killed in Nettleton Shooting By JB Clark Daily Journal NETTLETON – What began as a fight among family members Wednesday ended with two dead along Main Street in Nettleton’s downtown and one pronounced dead at North Mississippi Medical Center after being transported by helicopter. Lee County Sheriff Jim […]

Narcotics Arrest – 4/9/14

Posted on: April 11th, 2014

On April 09, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, North MS Narcotics Unit, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics conducted a search warrant at 183County Road 1015 (Lakewood Park Estates), Tupelo, Lee County MS and arrested CHRISTOPHER LIVINGSTON for Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.  This charge will be enhanced due to the […]

Sexual Battery Arrest

Posted on: April 1st, 2014

Lee Co. Sheriff’s Department Investigator were contacted by the Department of Human Services of a possible sexual abuse of a child. After an investigation, interviews and findings, an arrest warrant was issued for Kelvin Forbes for one court of Sexual Battery of a child. Forbes was taken into custody without incident Kelvin Oneal Forbes, 53 […]

Traffic Stop Nets Two Narcotic Arrests

Posted on: March 31st, 2014

On March 22, 2014, the Lee Co. Sheriff’s Dept conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Hwy 78 E, Mooreville, for suspicious activity and other traffic violations. During a search of the vehicle, deputies discovered two baggies of methamphetamine, a methamphetamine pipe, a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, a marijana pipe, and prescription medication. Both […]

Richard T Scruggs

Posted on: March 25th, 2014

Richard T Scruggs 32 years of age 958 CR 811, Saltillo, MS Charges: Interference with School Bus and Simple Assault on a School Official Bond: $2,500  

Narcotics Arrests

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

3-10-14 – The Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Tupelo Police Department, and North MS Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at a local motel on two rooms rented by a Jeffery Burt Fordham of GA, after receiving information of narcotics therein. The search of the rooms and a vehicle, later stopped as a resulf of the […]

Arrest in Sexual Assaul on a Minor

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

3/10/14 – The Lee County Sheriff’s Department was called to a residence in the Guntown area regarding a possible sexual assault against a minor. After further investigation charges were filed against a 20 year old male for molesting a minor. *Brandon Lee Brock, 20 years old, Guntown, MS Charge: Molestation of a child x 1 […]

3/06/14 Arrest

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

David Bryan Sims of 830 Springdale St. in Hartselle, Alabama was arrested today on four counts of touching a child for lustful purposes. Mr. Sims met the victims online this past summer. Upon report of the incident the Lee County Sheriff’s Department Investigators found that Mr. Sims was on felony probation, and had been traveling […]

Daniel Mark Mayo

Posted on: February 14th, 2014

On 02/12/2014 Daniel Mark Mayo was officially charged with two counts of aggravated assault. On 02/05/2014 the Lee County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call by an individual whom stated that Daniel Mark Mayo had pulled a gun and fired multiple rounds into an occupied vehicle. When Deputies arrived on scene they  discovered multiple impacts from […]

Travel Update 2/11/14

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

Upcoming Weather Update: Bridges and roads are expected to be icy and driving will not be advised. For updated local road conditions or updates, you can call our sheriff’s department dispatch at 662-680-5766 or check your local media outlets. For highway conditions visit www.MDOTtraffic.com or call 1-866-521-6368. 911 Communications request that you use 911 for emergencies only. […]

Saltillo Elem DARE Graduates 2013-2014

Posted on: January 31st, 2014

Congratulations on the 5th DARE graduates from Saltillo Elementary!!