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Lee County Sheriff's Department News


Burglary Arrest

February 9, 2015

During the week of January 25th, the Richmond Baptist Church and the Richmond Volunteer Fire Department located on Road 800 in Lee County were burglarized. Laptop computers, a flat screen television and other miscellaneous items were stolen from the buildings. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department Investigators determined that William Ricky Allred Jr of Road 814 […]

Burglary Arrest

February 9, 2015

On February 5th the Lee County Sheriff’s Department charged Samuel Garcia with two counts of burglary of a dwelling. During the latter part of January Samuel Garcia broke into the homes of two Lee County residents. Mr Garcia took jewelry, electronics, and firearms. During the course of the investigation it was further determined that Mr. […]

Narcotics Arrest

January 31, 2015

On January 29, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the North MS Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at 351 CR 141, Macedonia Community, and arrested Jennifer Washington for Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Agents had received information from several sources that Washington was involved in illegal drug activity at her residence. […]

Burglary of a Building – Russell C Rakestraw

January 28, 2015

On 1/23/15, a subject was witnessed entering a building that was under construction. When confronted, he left the scene and was stopped by deputies a bit later. The suspect, Russell C Rakestraw, was found to have items that came from the construction site in his possession. He was arrested, taken into custody and charged. Judge […]

Narcotics Arrest – Jerry D Tackett

January 28, 2015

On January 26, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the North MS Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at 225 CR 1282 and arrested Jerry D Tackett for Possession of Methamphetamine. Agents had received information from several sources that Tacket was involved in illegal drug activity at his residence location in the Skyline Community. […]

Social Hosting Law Arrest

January 24, 2015

Angie Floyd, 1375 CR 1451, Mooreville, MS, 47 years of age Charges: Social Hosting Law x 6 Bond: $6,000   On January 23, 2015 Sheriff Johnson received several concerned calls about a party that had been promoted on a social site. The site described the location of the event and encouraged people to attend. On […]

Narcotics Arrest

January 21, 2015

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations near the Skyline Community on Hwy 178 East. One of the individuals in the vehicle was identified as Richard Ellis, Jr. During a search of the vehicle deputies discovered a felony amount of methamphetamine, […]

12-30-14 Rogers, Richard

January 2, 2015

On 12-30-14 around 10:30pm the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched by 911 to assist Nettleton Police Department in regards to a disturbance call with possible gunshots. Upon arrival Lee County deputies made contact with a white male suspect. The suspect brandished a weapon and discharged it in the direction of officers. A Lee County […]

12-22-14 Burglary Arrest

December 24, 2014

On 12-22-2014 the Lee County Sheriff’s Department has arrested an individual for numerous counts of home burglaries. An investigation into residential home burglaries in the northern part of Lee County had been going on over two weeks. The suspect broke into a home on 12-22-2014 and was confronted by the homeowner. He contacted 911 and […]

Hit and Run Arrest

December 3, 2014

On 12/1/14, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to North Mississippi Center to take a report of a hit and run accident. Upon arrival deputies talked with a 23 year old female victim who had been apparently run over on CR 1205 in the Nettleton area. Upon investigation into the incident it was found […]

Two Arrested on Grand Larceny Charges 12/2/14

December 2, 2014

During the month of November numerous reports were filed with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and Saltillo Police Department of trailers, ATVs, and two vehicles that have been stolen. A joint investigation with the Saltillo Police Department, Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was conducted. With the assistance of all agencies […]

Burglary Arrests

November 12, 2014

On 11-05-14 two individuals were arrested on suspicion of home burglaries. The individuals were suspected in numerous home burglaries and thefts occurring in the Lee County area over a month period of time. During the investigations numerous pieces of evidence were recovered that ultimately resulted in charges being filed against two suspects at this time. […]

Narcotics Arrests

October 27, 2014

On Sunday, October 19, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by AUSTIN GASAWAY and RACHEAL KEITH for traffic violations while patrolling the Skyline community.  During a search of the vehicle deputies discovered methamphetamine and a firearm.  GASAWAY and KEITH were arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine.  This […]

John Wesley Newell

October 22, 2014

On Oct 21, 2013, a Lee County Gran Jury convened for the inquiry into the Deputy involved shooting and pending criminal charges against John Wesley Newell. All evidence in the shooting case was present by the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Office as an outside agency. The Lee County Grand Jury concluded the Lee County Deputy Sheriff […]

Deputy Truman Carter

October 16, 2014

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10/1/14 Press Release

October 1, 2014

  Press Release On September 30, 2014 at 15:49 hours, Lee County Communications notifies the Lee County Sheriff’s Department of a pursuit involving a Tupelo Police Officer. The information given to Lee County Sheriffs Department contained the following: * Pursuit by Tupelo Police Department * White sedan * Traveling on Tulip Creek Road toward CR […]

Narcotics Arrest

September 29, 2014

On Friday, September 26, 2014, Lagary Springer of Willow St, Shannon, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The arrest follows a several week long investigation where Springer was also charged with sale of methamphetamine and sale of a counterfeit substance. Both sale charges are a result of the same investigation in […]

Narcotics Arrest

September 29, 2014

On Thursday, September 25, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department deputies were patrolling the area of CR 300, (Pontocola Community) and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for numerous traffic violations. During the initiation of the traffic stop deputies witnessed an object thrown from inside the vehicle. When the object was recovered deputies discovered methamphetamine […]

Narcotics Arrest

September 11, 2014

On Monday, September 8, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a business at the intersection of Highway 178 and Highway 371 to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Deputies made contact with the vehicle and during the investigation deputies arrested the driver, identified as Jerry Smithey, for Possession of Methamphetamine. Along with the methamphetamine, […]

Press Release 8/25/14

August 25, 2014

Harold D Scruggs aka Dee Mallette Charges: Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, Simple Assault on a Police Officer, and 3 counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer On August 22, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a disturbance involving a male suspect and a female victim. Upon arrival, the deputies discovered […]