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Department News

Saltillo Elem DARE Graduates 2013-2014

Posted on: January 31st, 2014

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

Fundraising – Scam

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

Fundraiser fiasco in Skyline 1/8/14, 22:11 (WTVA) — The promoter of TFW Wrestling says he was planning to hold a fundraiser at the Lee Center in Skyline Saturday to raise money for the two Tupelo police officers shot last month following a bank robbery. However, that event apparently won’t happen. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department […]

FBI Press Release Re: Bank Robbery/Officer Shootings

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

Updated Information 12/27/13

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

The latest Release as of 8:30pm CST, 12/27/13:      The images above are from an attemped bank robbery earlier Monday morning. It is believed that this event in Atlanta is related to the bank robbery and officer shootings here in Tupelo Monday afternoon. If you have any information, we urge you to contact  1-800-CALL-FBI or CRIMESTOPPERS […]

Sheriff Johnson – Statement

Posted on: December 24th, 2013

I want to promise everyone, as the Sheriff of Lee County, that everything possible that can be done, is being done to apprehend the person or persons responsible for the callous acts that were committed yesterday in Tupelo. I have been part of every meeting and watched multiple agencies follow every lead that has come […]

Person of Interest Sought

Posted on: December 24th, 2013

We need your help – The following is a person of interest that we need your help in finding. If you know this person, please contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-773-TIPS, 662-680-5766, 841-6491, or 911.

Bank Robbery/Murder Susp

Posted on: December 24th, 2013

Here are pictures of the suspect in the bank robbery and the shooting of two Tupelo Police Officers this afternoon. If you have ANY information or were in the area and saw anything, pleae contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-773-TIPS911, 662-680-5766, or 662-841-6491.         

12/18/13 Stolen Property Recovered – Three Arrests

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

For the past few months, Lee County and several municipalities have been victims of 4wheeler theft, trailer theft, and home burglaries.  After weeks of investigation and a recent attempt to gain entry into an occupied home, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was able to make an arrest of several persons that are responsible for a […]

Shannon Elementary DARE Graduation 2013

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

Congratulations to Shannon Elementary 5th Graders on their DARE graduation   

Narcotics Arrest 11-20-13

Posted on: November 23rd, 2013

On November 20, 2013, a search warrant was conducted at 133 County Road 736, Tupelo by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department based upon information received by the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department involving stolen property.  During the search of the residence deputies recovered several items that had been reported stolen […]

Sex Offender Arrested

Posted on: November 1st, 2013

On 10-31-2013, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department arrested a suspect for failing to register as a sex offender. After further investigation into a tip called into this office, it was determined that the suspect had been living in Saltillo and also had a Facebook account set up under a fraudulent name (Albert Wages). The suspect […]

2013 Senior Fall Festival

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

Our1st Annual TRIAD/Senior Fall Festival event was held on Friday, Oct. 25th at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo, MS. Entertainment was provided by Kay Bain, Roy Chandler, and the Bel-Aire Boot Scooters to over 250 senior adults. Lunch was provided, as well as door prizes from many local businesses. Many vendors also attended and […]

Fall 2013 RX/OTC Take Back Day

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

On Friday, October 25, we held our Fall 2013 RX/OTC Take Back Day in conjuction with the DEA. We collected 183 lbs of unwanted/unused/expired medications. The Drug Enforcement Agency will properly dispose of these items. During the April 27the event, 742,497 pounds (371 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public at more […]

Safety Checkpoint stats

Posted on: October 26th, 2013

On 10/24/13, our department set up a safety checkpoint in the Auburn Community. Here are the stats for the two hour period: 20 citations for various offenses 2 DUIs (one felony) 3 Possession of Marijuana 2 Possesstion of paraphernalia 2 Arrest Warrants served

Shannon Primary Red Ribbon Visit

Posted on: October 21st, 2013

The Sheriff had a great time speaking with the students at Shannon Primary School today during Red Ribbon Week.

Safety Visit

Posted on: October 18th, 2013

Deputy Matt Dickerson went to East Heights Pre-School and taught the children about 911, safety for upcoming Halloween, minding, and how a deputy is their friend. All of children received Jr. Deputy Badges and were able to go through a patrol car.   

St. Luke Methodist Church Community Helpers

Posted on: October 18th, 2013

Sheriff Johnson and Deputy Will Morgan spent time with St. Luke Methodist Church Pre-K talking about community helpers. Thank you for allowing us to visit.

Kids’ Day at Home Depot

Posted on: October 5th, 2013

Today we had the pleasure of attending Home Depot’s Day for Kids!  About 100 children were able to get their fingerprints made.

SPS Kindergarteners Visit the Sheriff’s Dept.

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

Last week Investigator Brad Minich and Chief Deputy John Hall had the pleasure of speaking to kindergarteners from Saltillo Primary School. On their tour, the students were given opportunity to see different equipment used by our deputies and ask questions.

Six Arrested During Search Warrant

Posted on: September 21st, 2013

On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, Lee County Sheriff ‘s Depart men t/North MS Narcotics Unit arrested JONATHAN FUNDERBURK (currently on MDOC probation), CHRISTOPHER BRAY (currently on MDOC parole), AMANDA BROWN, JONATHAN WILSON, CHRISTY IRVIN (currently on MDOC probation), and ANGEL STARLING for Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamine.  FUNDERBURK is also charged with Grand Larceny from a […]