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Lee County Sheriff's Department News


Pizza Inn on 576 Hwy 371 in Mooreville, Mississippi was burglarized

January 11, 2013

the Pizza Inn Express located at 576 Hwy 371 in Mooreville, Mississippi, was burglarized. The suspects entered through a backdoor of the business and attempted to steal an ATM machine. The suspects were driving a white Ford Ranger at the time of the burglary according to store video. On January 25, 2013, Yard Barns, a […]

Sexual Battery Case continued in March

January 9, 2013

After a week long investigation conducted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, a probably cause hearing was set for 10am, . Matthew B. Whitt and his attorney waived his hearing and his initial appearance was conducted by Judge Holland. Mr. Whitt is accused of having inappropriate sexual relationships with a 15 year old victim. At […]

Sheriff Johnson had the pleasure of speaking with some of the Seniors at Mooreville High School.

April 26, 2012

Today, Sheriff Johnson had the pleasure of speaking with some of the Seniors at Mooreville High School. We were most honored to be a part of this Senior project! Thank you, Mrs Webb, for having us.

RAD Self Defense Training

March 11, 2012

May 4 – 5, 2012  Women’s RAD Self-Defense Training The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is […]

Bass Fishing Tournament

February 11, 2012

Upcoming Benefit Bass Fishing Tournament April 28, 2012, at Bay Springs Lake This tournament will be held to benefit Amber Williams Riley. Amber is the daughter of Sam (one of our deputies) and Angie Riley. Amber has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). All donations and proceeds from the tournament will go to help with medical […]

Patriotic Employer Award

October 21, 2011

The Patriotic Employer Award was presented today from the Employer Support Group of Guard and Reserve Force for contributing to the National Security and protecting livert and freedom by supporting employee participation in American National Guard and Reserve Force. Pictured L to R: Chief Deputy John Hall, Deputy Kerry Reddick, Sheriff Jim H Johnson, and […]

The Crazy Readers Book Club

October 10, 2011

The Crazy Readers Book Club at Lawhon Elementary School in Tupelo was discussing a book on the electoral process. They invited Sheriff Johnson to speak on how elections work.

Saltillo Primary School Kindergarten came by today to visit and talk about community helpers.

September 13, 2011

Pictured with the students on the left with Sheriff Johnson are the Kindergarten teachers and Deputy AJ Dillard.    

Deputies interacted with students at the Touch A Truck event hosted by the Tupelo Park and Recreation.

September 10, 2011

The annual event was held at Ballard Park. Students got a first hand look at vehicles and machinery used in various occupations.