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Sheriff Johnson presents a plaque of appreciation to AFR

Posted on: March 26th, 2013

heriff Johnson presents a plaque of appreciation to AFR (American Family Radio) for purchasing movie ticket packages for the employees and their families. The department was treated to a showing of the movie “‘Courageous”.

MORE 2011 DARE Graduations

Posted on: March 26th, 2013


Tupelo Exchange Club Recognizes Lee County Sheriff”s Department Employee, Sharon Jones, as Citizen of the Year

Posted on: March 26th, 2013

Speaking with Altrusa

Posted on: March 26th, 2013

Sheriff Jim Johnson was the guest speaker at a recent Altrusa International Communications committee meeting where he shared information about his duties. He told about the vital roles women play in his department, which include working patrol, youth services, in the jail, juvenile detention center and the Lee County Work Center. Standing next the Sheriff Johnson […]

Sheriff Johnson talks to the Daily Journal about keeping kids safe online.

Posted on: March 26th, 2013

With Social Media and the amount of time that kids are online it is extrememly important that parents realize how to keep their kids safe online. The Daily Journal”s Danza Johnson met with Sheriff Johnson to give parents the “heads up” in online safety. In this short video they go over things to watch for […]

Sheriff Jim H. Johnson was voted for best law enforcement officer

Posted on: March 2nd, 2013

Sheriff Johnson was voted Lee County Courier’s 2013 Best Law Enforcement Officer and Lee County’s Best Man. Sheriff Johnson says he is truly humbled and appreciates the honor

Embezzlement of Church

Posted on: March 1st, 2013

On Friday, March 1st, Tupelo resident Jimmy D Bean, was arrested by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Division.  Jimmy D Bean was charged with multiple counts of embezzlement as part of an ongoing investigation into the theft of money from a church in Lee County.   It is alleged that Mr. Bean removed […]

Burglary at the Richey Apartments

Posted on: February 19th, 2013

The Lee County Sheriff’s Dept was dispatched to an altercation on CR 1562 at Richey’s Apartments. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered one male subject with severe lacerations to his head. The victim was transported by ambulance to NMMC. Further investigation into the incident revealed that a male subject had broken into the victim’s apartment […]

DHS Child Support Enforcement

Posted on: January 31st, 2013

Lee County DHS Child Support Enforcement This list is from Lee County Department of Human Services (DHS) and includes current and active incarceration orders as of 1/31/13. Chadrick Pass $4,413.81 and $1,630.32 Drew Smith $4,490.40 and $10,134.06 Johnathan C Parker $3,333.00 Martinas Cummings $23,930.53 Dejuan Clifton $3,884.54 Cedric Gladney $4,802.00 Dennis Garmon $6,235.00 Christopher Mulligan […]

Narcotics Arrest on 110 Stanley Ave., Apt #2, Verona, MS

Posted on: January 28th, 2013

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department/North MS Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at 110 Stanley Ave., Apt #2, Verona, MS and arrested Malone Gillespie for Possession of Crack Cocaine with intent to distribute. Agents discovered several individually packaged crack cocaine rocks inside Malone’s apartment during the search warrant. Agents also served Malone with two arrest […]

Narcotics Arrest at 3891 Mt. Vernon Rd, Tupelo, MS

Posted on: January 17th, 2013

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Tupelo Police Department, and the North MS Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at Richey Apartments located on CR 1562, Mooreville, MS and arrested Terry W. Richey for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Agents seized approximately none oz of marijuana at this location. Agents then conducted a follow-up […]

Pizza Inn on 576 Hwy 371 in Mooreville, Mississippi was burglarized

Posted on: January 11th, 2013

the Pizza Inn Express located at 576 Hwy 371 in Mooreville, Mississippi, was burglarized. The suspects entered through a backdoor of the business and attempted to steal an ATM machine. The suspects were driving a white Ford Ranger at the time of the burglary according to store video. On January 25, 2013, Yard Barns, a […]

Sexual Battery Case continued in March

Posted on: January 9th, 2013

After a week long investigation conducted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, a probably cause hearing was set for 10am, . Matthew B. Whitt and his attorney waived his hearing and his initial appearance was conducted by Judge Holland. Mr. Whitt is accused of having inappropriate sexual relationships with a 15 year old victim. At […]

Sheriff Johnson had the pleasure of speaking with some of the Seniors at Mooreville High School.

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

Today, Sheriff Johnson had the pleasure of speaking with some of the Seniors at Mooreville High School. We were most honored to be a part of this Senior project! Thank you, Mrs Webb, for having us.

Sheriff Johnson, Deputy Thomas and Cpl. Rogers sing Happy 100th Birthday to Ms. Annie Stith.

Posted on: March 20th, 2012


RAD Self Defense Training

Posted on: March 11th, 2012

May 4 – 5, 2012  Women’s RAD Self-Defense Training The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is […]

Deputies give out Internet Safety information to women attending the Women’s Conference at Harrisburg Baptist Church.

Posted on: March 2nd, 2012


Sheriff Johnson had the honor of reading at Shannon Primary during Dr. Seuss Week!

Posted on: March 1st, 2012

Bass Fishing Tournament

Posted on: February 11th, 2012

Upcoming Benefit Bass Fishing Tournament April 28, 2012, at Bay Springs Lake This tournament will be held to benefit Amber Williams Riley. Amber is the daughter of Sam (one of our deputies) and Angie Riley. Amber has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). All donations and proceeds from the tournament will go to help with medical […]

Lee County 5th Graders complete the D.A.R.E. Program!

Posted on: January 26th, 2012