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Lee County Sheriff's Department News

Job Opening- Dispatch

September 19, 2018

9/19/18 NOW HIRING – Dispatch position …. Applicant must be willing to work shift work and must be able to multi-task efficiently. Starting pay is $10.50 for new dispatchers and 11.00 if someone already is currently a state certified dispatcher. We do provide State Certification training once 90 day probation period is up. Once certification […]

Fall 2018 Intern

September 17, 2018

We are proud to have Michael Robinson serving as an Intern this Fall with us. He is currently enrolled at University of Mississippi in Criminal Justice.

Cornerstone Church Event

September 15, 2018

9/15/18 Cornerstone Church hosted a “Love Day” showing appreciation to and sharing love with the community. They invited us for a delicious steak lunch with all the trimmings. Thank you for showing your love and support. John 15:13 (KJV) “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his […]

Joyner Elementary School Visit

September 14, 2018

9/14/18 Today we thoroughly enjoyed visiting and speaking to Joyner kindergarteners in Tupelo.

Mooreville Elementary’s Career Event

September 14, 2018

We had a great time participating in Mooreville Elementary’s Career Event this morning!

In memory of Lafayette Co. Sheriff, Buddy East

September 12, 2018

In memory of Lafayette Co. Sheriff, Buddy East, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Division declared today as “Sheriff East Hat Day”. We will wear ‘Sheriff’ hats on Wednesday in his memory.

Haven Acres Head Start

September 11, 2018

9/11/18 Deputies enjoyed visiting Ms. Barnes’ class today at Haven Acres Head Start. Thank you for inviting us!

Cash Express Visit 9/11/18

September 11, 2018

9/11/18 Thank you Cash Express for the delicious cake and the heartfelt card. Remembering all first responders on 9-11.

Touch A Truck Event

September 9, 2018

9/08/18 Deputies enjoyed being a part of the annual Touch A Truck event in Tupelo.

6/28/17 Narcotics Arrest

July 5, 2017

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Lee County Sheriff’s Department SWAT and the North MS Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at 298 B CR 831, Saltillo. Cecil Joseph Wagers, Jr. was arrested for one count of sale of methamphetamine. This arrest is the result of an undercover operation conducted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department […]

David Todd Johnson – Captured

June 23, 2017

Wanted for: Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Burglary of a Dwelling, and Felony Taking of a Vehicle.

April 28, 2017 – RX/OTC Drop Off Event

March 7, 2017

The next RX/OTC drop off event will be held Friday, April 28, 2017  from 9am – 4pm here at the department at 510 N Commerce Street, Tupelo. Feel free to drop off unsused, expired or no longer needed prescriptions/meds. We have partnered again with the DEA to safely and properly dispose of these for you.

Sheriff’s Statement on New Jail Process

March 7, 2017

Statement from Sheriff Jim H. Johnson I want to take a few minutes to inform you, the public, on an issue we are addressing in regards to The Lee County Sheriff’s Department and Correctional Facility. The current facility located at 510 North Commerce Street is home of The Lee County Sheriff’s Department and houses all […]


February 17, 2016

Immediate openings: Communication positions (Dispatch) available immediately. Applicant must be willing to work swingshift and handle multi-tasking efficiently. Applicant must be 21 yrs of age, able to pass a background check and drug test and must not have a criminal record. Applicant must possess an ability to work positively with the public. Position includes salary, […]

Narcotics Arrest

February 17, 2016

On Saturday, February 13, 2016 the Lee County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by TISHUNDA L. ARMSTRONG at County Road 1145, Tupelo MS (Auburn Community) for a traffic violation.  During a search of the vehicle, deputies and North MS Narcotic Agents discovered approximately three (3) ounces of methamphetamine.  ARMSTRONG […]

Conspiracy Arrests

February 3, 2016

On January 31, 2016 a concerned citizen contacted Sheriff Jim Johnson about a possible threat towards a local elected official. Based upon the information obtained, an investigation was immediately opened into the possible allegations. After Interviews and surveillance video were reviewed and all suspects identified it was determined that the information was credible. Surveillance was […]

Chaplain’s Corner Jan 2016

January 22, 2016

January 2016   It is a New Year, and with it come new expectations, commitments, and challenges. The world is changing rapidly. With 2016 being a Presidential election year, the changes will be even greater and more significant. Sometimes these changes can be overwhelming, frustrating, and even discouraging. I want to give two pictures. One […]

Felony Child Depravation

January 5, 2016

On January, 1, 2016, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint from the Department of Human Services about a 3 year old child that had some severe injuries and had been taken to LeBonheur hospital in Memphis, TN. The child had numerous unexplained injuries all over the body and bleeding on the brain.  On […]

Daniels’ Arrest

December 10, 2015

On Friday, December 4th, 2015, a Lee County Deputy witnessed a black Ford Mustang fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of CR 452 and Hwy 6, North of Nettleton. When the deputy initiated the stop, the car failed to stop. The Deputy gave chase and the suspect was caught and taken […]

Narcotics Arrest

November 23, 2015

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were dispatched to CR 1970 near the Unity Community to investigate suspicious activity. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the vehicle and during the investigation arrested the driver for misdemeanor charges. During a search of suspect and his vehicle, deputies discovered a felony amount […]