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If you have information about any crime please contact the Lee County Sheriff's Department or call 662-680-5766 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-773-8477 (TIPS)

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Lee County Sheriff's Department News


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.


September 30, 2018

To the Palestine Baptist and Cason Baptist Church Youth Groups – Thank you!! They made and delivered Care Packets for deputies today. They are very much appreciated!❤️

Hiring For Maintenance

September 26, 2018

We currently have a open position for a Physical Plant Maintenance employee. This position requires a good working knowledge of the following: Plumbing Electrical Carpentry Experience in the following areas is a plus: HVAC Mechanical Hydraulics Starting pay will be minimum of $13.00 per hour with state retirement, health, vision, dental insurance, and paid leave […]

Grand Larceny Arrests

September 25, 2018

On Sept 18, 2018 the Lee County Sheriff’s Department received a report from the Mooreville, MS area about the theft of tractors, equipment and vehicles from a residence. The complainant/landowner reported that four (4) tractors, two (2) vehicles, and numerous personal items were stolen from inside the home and an unattached barn. The landowner reported […]

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 […]