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Lee County Sheriff's Department News

Sex Offender Arrest – Richard Earl Cooper

August 18, 2014

Richard Earl Cooper is a registered sex offender residing in Pontotoc County. He recently came to do some yard work at a residence in Lee County this month. It was reported to our officer that while he was at this residence he molested three young children. An investigation into the allegations was conducted. Enough evidence […]

Narcotics Arrest

July 2, 2014

On July 1, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department SWAT and the North MS Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at 127 CR 748 (Palmetto Community) and arrested Henry Betts for Possession of Crack Cocaine with the intent to distribute. During the search of the residence deputies and agencies discovered approximately 20 grams of crack […]

Sexual Battery of a Child

July 2, 2014

On 7/1/14 the Lee County Sheriff’s Department arrested an individual for Sexual Battery of a child. An investigation into the alleged allegations were made and it was determined that enough evidence was compiled to ask the courts for a warrant. Marty Wayne Oswalt was arrested and additional felony charges will be presented to the next […]

Linda Beichler

June 28, 2014

  It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of one of our own. Linda Beichler, one of our Correction Officers and head of Commissary, passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. Please be in prayer for her family and friends as she will be missed.  Arrangements will be posted when they […]


June 23, 2014

UPDATE:  SUSPECT IN CUSTODY 6/23/14   TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Law enforcement is asking for your help in finding a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Verona. He is identified as 33-year-old Roy Ray Merritt. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says Merritt is charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted […]

Narcotics Arrest

June 21, 2014

On June 13, 2014, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a motorcycle at Auburn Road for a traffic violation. As a result, one of the occupants of the motorcycle, Hugh “Hughey” Armstrong was arrested for a misdemeanor arrest warrant and Possession of Methamphetamine. Hugh “Hughey” Armstrong 41 years of age 253 Mountain Leader Trail, Saltillo […]

Web Deposits Coming 7/1/14 for Inmate Accounts

June 12, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department will no longer accept money orders for inmate commissary accounts. To use your credit or debit card from any location, visit www.TigerDeposits.com.  If you would rather use cash, you can use the kiosk in the lobby of the department to make a deposit (cash or credit/debit […]

Scam Alert 6/12/14

June 12, 2014

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department would like to continue to warn citizens about a phone scam that is targeting individuals by using law enforcement as their identity to collect money.  These scammers are calling different individuals and posing as Law Enforcement with the threat of a warrant for the person’s arrest. The scammer then demands […]

Four Arrests in Sex Offender Cases

June 9, 2014

On May 28th, 2014, the US Marshall’s Office did a compliance check on Lee County sex offenders. It was found that 4 convicted sex offenders were not in compliance with state law. Lee County Investigation Division then went and signed Felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender charges against all individuals. Once warrants were […]

Narcotics Arrest

May 21, 2014

On Wednesday, May, 21, 2014, the Lee County Sheriffs Department/North MS Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at 176 County Road 1438, Lee County MS (Auburn Community) and arrested DALE GRIGGS for the Sale of Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Sell Methamphetamine. Deputies and Agents seized drug paraphernalia, digital scales, baggies used to package methamphetamine, and […]

Stolen Equipment – Arrest

May 20, 2014

During a joint investigation on Thursday, May 15, 2014, with the Woodstock, AL Police Department, it was discovered that numerous stolen construction and lawn care type equipment had been stolen from across the southeast and sold in the Lee County, MS area.  The identity of the suspect involved was determined to be James Churchill residing […]

Scam Alert

May 12, 2014

    UPDATE on scam warning posted below on May 12, 2014 – ARRESTS MADE – After the media release, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on May 17th by authorities at Autry State Prison in Pelham County, GA. The prison had obtained a cell phone from an inmate that contained several Lee County […]

Narcotics Arrest 5/3/14

May 8, 2014

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, deputies were dispatched to CR 113 for a vehilce obstructing the roadway. Deputyies made contact with the vehicle and during the investigation Deputies arrested the driver, identified as Tosha Parker, for driving under the influence and possession of methamphetamine “Ice” with the intent to distribute. During a search of the […]

Arrest 5/7/14

May 8, 2014

While on Disaster Patrol, the Lee Co. Sheriff’s Dept. responded to a call about a suspect driving a small black pickup truck picking up scrap metal on CR 1766. Suspect was also seen going onto people’s property and removing tin and metal. Upon engaging suspect it was discovered that there was an active warrant on […]


May 8, 2014

While on disaster detail in Auburn Community, a deputy spotted two subjects that were attempting to hustle victims of the storm area of money. The Deputies approached the two individuals and it was discovered that there was an active warrant on Harris. While on the traffic stop the other suspect threw trash out on the […]

Command Center – Auburn Baptist Church

May 6, 2014

UPDATE 5/6/14:   The Lee County Sheriff Department will be removing the command unit at Auburn Baptist Church today at 6pm. We will continue to provide extra patrol in the effected areas in the county to protect the citizens and their property. There will be extra deputies patrolling these areas to ensure your safety. *******We encourage […]


May 5, 2014

While on disaster detail patrol in the Auburn Community, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department spotted a suspicious vehicle that was parked on the side of CR 811. Upon investigation, the Deputy saw a male subject loading sheet metal and other items into a pickup. The Deputy engaged the suspect and it was determined that the suspect […]


May 2, 2014

On May 1, 2014, while working Disaster Relief Detail in the Auburn community, two subjects were arrested and charged with looting. It was reported to the Lee County Sheriffs Department Command Center that suspicious individuals that were picking up copper wire and utility items. The description of the vehicle and suspects were dispatched and within […]

Press Release 4/17/14

April 17, 2014

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were patroling the area of Green Tee Road, Lee County, and responded to a 911 call for a reckless driver. A deputy located the vehicle shortly after receiving the call and while attemtping to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle it turned into a […]

Nettleton Shooting

April 16, 2014

(photo taken by Thomas Wells/Daily Journal) 3 Killed in Nettleton Shooting By JB Clark Daily Journal NETTLETON – What began as a fight among family members Wednesday ended with two dead along Main Street in Nettleton’s downtown and one pronounced dead at North Mississippi Medical Center after being transported by helicopter. Lee County Sheriff Jim […]