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Lee County Sheriff's Department News

False Pretense Arrest

November 19, 2018

On November 17, 2018, Tupelo Police Department arrested Jacob Shane Coleman for shoplifting and transported him the Lee County Adult Detention Center. Jacob Shane Coleman attempted to post a bond using counterfeit $100 bills. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department Detention Staff discovered the counterfeit money when Coleman passed it in an attempt to pay for […]

Narcotics Arrest

November 16, 2018

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and North MS Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 121 Savannah Street Apartment #4, Verona, MS. Daris D. Fair was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (marijuana trafficking) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. These charges […]

Arrest -Dangerous/Aggressive Dog

November 14, 2018

On November 12, 2018, Lee County Deputies responded to a farm where a complainant reported that several cows had been attacked by 2 pit bull and pit bull mixed dogs. The injuries that the cattle suffered were mainly to the head area. The cows were chased so far that they collapsed. The dogs also chased […]

Harrisburg Baptist Church’s Men’s Ministry

November 12, 2018

Today Sheriff Johnson had the honor of speaking to Harrisburg Baptist Church’s Men’s Ministry.  

Press Release-Jones

November 2, 2018

Press Release The Lee County Sheriff’s Department has arrested and charged Latasha Jones, 38 years old, with Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult. On October 18, 2018, Jones manufactured a document to appear to be a check on the Lee County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Commissary Account. Jones had received checks from The Lee County Inmate Commissary […]

Work Center Detail

October 22, 2018

The Lee County Work Center – Inmate Work Program put beds together for Tupelo- Lee County Humane Society. Many projects our Work Center does are to help off-set costs to tax payers.  

ICC – Criminal Justice Panel

October 19, 2018

Today Sheriff Johnson and staff had the opportunity to share about different occupations in the legal field and how they apply to the court system on a criminal justice panel at Itawamba Community College.

Community Helper Event – Harrisburg Baptist Church

October 19, 2018

Deputies enjoyed spending time with Harrisburg Baptist Church Dayschoolers for a Community Helpers appreciation assembly.

Community Helper – Nettleton Primary School

October 19, 2018

Deputies enjoyed visiting with Nettleton Primary School this morning for their Community Helper block.

Ghost, Goodies, & Glow 2018

October 17, 2018

We really enjoyed participating in the Ghosts, Goodies, and Glow event in Saltillo. A huge thank you to Saltillo Jr. Women’s Club for all they do for the community.

Community Day at The Mall at Barnes Crossing

October 13, 2018

Today we were able to be a part of Community Day at The Mall at Barnes Crossing. We had a great time being able to interact with everyone today!


October 13, 2018

Today we were honored to be a part of welcoming all the graduates of NICU of NMMC at NMMC Women’s Hospital. These are children that are here because of the awesome work of NMMC and the God’s awesome power.

Mud Stumper at The Orchard

October 13, 2018

Sheriff Johnson and several deputies competed in Tupelo Mud Stumper at The Orchard Church.

Destruction of Property

October 10, 2018

On Oct 9, 2018, after 8pm and before 1130pm, some person or persons entered the property of a Brewer resident and removed a John Deere Gator. Once in the Gator, they destroyed about $2,000.00 worth of property; a child’s wooden play set, landscaping, and several pole lamps. The damage to the property appears to come […]

911 Coordinator Conference

October 10, 2018

Sheriff Johnson had the pleasure of speaking at the Mississippi 911 Coordinator Conference in Tunica. Pictured with the Sheriff is Webster County 911 Director Jimmy McLemore .

Operation Triple Beam

October 9, 2018

From Sheriff Johnson: I want to thank the agencies below for allowing the Lee County Sheriff’s Department to be a part of a successful operation. Many of these arrests occurred in our county and we will continue to work to make our county safe. Press Release: This afternoon, I am excited to share that between […]

RX OTC Drug Takeback Day

October 8, 2018

Oct 26, 2018, we will be taking your unwanted, unused, and/or expired medications. If you have so.e you would like to have properly disposed of, now is your chance. Friday, Oct 26, 2018 9am to 4pm Lobby of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department at 510 N Commerce St., Tupelo

SAFE’s Community Event

October 4, 2018

This evening Deputies participated in SAFE’s Paint the Town Purple community event at Fairpark October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Career Expo 2018

October 4, 2018

Deputies are sharing career information with 8th grade students from all over the area at the 2018 Imagine the Possibilities Career Expo at the BancorpSouth Arena.


September 30, 2018

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families, friends, co-workers, and communities of three Mississippi law enforcement officers we lost this weekend; two officers from Brookhaven PD and one trooper from Mississippi Highway Patrol – Troop.