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Lee County Sheriff's Department News


2013 Senior Fall Festival

October 29, 2013

Our1st Annual TRIAD/Senior Fall Festival event was held on Friday, Oct. 25th at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo, MS. Entertainment was provided by Kay Bain, Roy Chandler, and the Bel-Aire Boot Scooters to over 250 senior adults. Lunch was provided, as well as door prizes from many local businesses. Many vendors also attended and […]

Fall 2013 RX/OTC Take Back Day

October 29, 2013

On Friday, October 25, we held our Fall 2013 RX/OTC Take Back Day in conjuction with the DEA. We collected 183 lbs of unwanted/unused/expired medications. The Drug Enforcement Agency will properly dispose of these items. During the April 27the event, 742,497 pounds (371 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public at more […]

Safety Checkpoint stats

October 26, 2013

On 10/24/13, our department set up a safety checkpoint in the Auburn Community. Here are the stats for the two hour period: 20 citations for various offenses 2 DUIs (one felony) 3 Possession of Marijuana 2 Possesstion of paraphernalia 2 Arrest Warrants served

Shannon Primary Red Ribbon Visit

October 21, 2013

The Sheriff had a great time speaking with the students at Shannon Primary School today during Red Ribbon Week.

Safety Visit

October 18, 2013

Deputy Matt Dickerson went to East Heights Pre-School and taught the children about 911, safety for upcoming Halloween, minding, and how a deputy is their friend. All of children received Jr. Deputy Badges and were able to go through a patrol car.   

St. Luke Methodist Church Community Helpers

October 18, 2013

Sheriff Johnson and Deputy Will Morgan spent time with St. Luke Methodist Church Pre-K talking about community helpers. Thank you for allowing us to visit.

Kids’ Day at Home Depot

October 5, 2013

Today we had the pleasure of attending Home Depot’s Day for Kids!  About 100 children were able to get their fingerprints made.

SPS Kindergarteners Visit the Sheriff’s Dept.

October 2, 2013

Last week Investigator Brad Minich and Chief Deputy John Hall had the pleasure of speaking to kindergarteners from Saltillo Primary School. On their tour, the students were given opportunity to see different equipment used by our deputies and ask questions.

Six Arrested During Search Warrant

September 21, 2013

On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, Lee County Sheriff ‘s Depart men t/North MS Narcotics Unit arrested JONATHAN FUNDERBURK (currently on MDOC probation), CHRISTOPHER BRAY (currently on MDOC parole), AMANDA BROWN, JONATHAN WILSON, CHRISTY IRVIN (currently on MDOC probation), and ANGEL STARLING for Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamine.  FUNDERBURK is also charged with Grand Larceny from a […]

Narcotics Arrest in Verona

September 3, 2013

On September 3, 2013, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Verona Police Department and North MS Narcotics arrested Christopher Lashawn Montgomery, for felony drug possession of over 23 grams of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Christopher Lashawn Montgomery, 33 yrs old, Aberdeen Charge: Possession of Crack Coaine with intent to distribute Bond: $250,000

Attempted Arson

August 12, 2013

On 8/12/13, a call was made to the Lee Co. Sheriff’s Dept by an individual whom stated that she arrived home and her residence smelled like gasoline. While trying to find where the smell was coming from the resident discovered burn patterns on the outside of her residence. Through an investigation by the Lee County […]

Assault of a Minor in Saltillo

August 10, 2013

On 8-10-13 around 8:30pm the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a residence in the Saltillo area of an assault on a minor.

Domestic Violence

August 10, 2013

On 8-10-13 around 5:30pm, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, a white male victim was found with a severe cut to the neck area. Another male subject was also still on the scene and detained for questioning. Upon further investigation it was determined that both male subjects were […]

Armed Robbery Palmetto

August 7, 2013

On 08-07-2013 at round 5:30 p.m. officers were called to the Palmetto area of a possible armed robbery.

Sexual Misconduct with a Minor

August 4, 2013

On August 4th, 2013, a report was filed with the Lee County Sheriff’s Dept of inappropriate images and information being sent to two juvenile females.

Accident on Graham Rd in Lee County

July 15, 2013

At approximately 5:49pm, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to Graham Road in Lee County to an accident involving a pedestrian. When deputies arrived they located the body of Richard Allen Darby lying on Graham Road, just sound of the Mitchell Road intersection. Mr. Darby’s vehicle was also located the the road ditch nearby. […]

High Speed Chase

July 15, 2013

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from Sherman Police Department about a pursuit coming into Lee County. Deputies with the Lee Co. Sheriff’s Dept caught up with the suspect vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect evaded the officers and a high speed pursuit ensued. The officers pursued the […]

Narcotics Arrest on 129 CR 563, Shannon, MS

July 15, 2013

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department/North MS Narcotics Unit and the Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted a search warrant at 129 CR 563, Shannon, MS and arrested Eric E Gates for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (enhanced). The charge is enhanced due to the fact that Gates was in possession of two firearms at the […]

Aggravated assault

July 1, 2013

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department received a felony warrant for Aggravated Assault against Kawassi Purez Reed. while attempting to serve the warrant, Reed evaded the authorities with the assistance of Brian Arnold. Suspect Reed was taken into custody and Arnold was arrested a short time later. Reed was additionally charged with Burglary of a Dwelling […]

Child Abuse Case

June 4, 2013

A Chickasaw County Investigator called Lee County Investigation Division to report that a child residing on Noel Drive in Lee County had been abused.After an immediate investigation, and determining that the caregiver lied about all the injuries that the child had, DHS removed the four children from the home.