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‘Multitude of Witnesses’ Support Self-Defense Claim, Suspect’s Attorneys Say

Defense Lawyers Seek Toxicology Report on Off-Duty Trooper By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The attorneys for the suspect charged with capital murder for allegedly shooting an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper have requested a preliminary hearing be held in Tippah County Justice Court in the next 14 days.…

Corinth Attorney Windsor Opens Iuka Office

Corinth attorney John O. Windsor recently opened a new office in Iuka at 131 S. Fulton St. The new Iuka office is Windsor’s third location with the other two firms in Corinth and Pickwick. “I have spent much time through the years in Tishomingo County, attending family reunions and campaign…

Suspect ‘Knew’ Off-Duty Trooper Was ‘Acting in an Official Capacity,’ Affidavit Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper was “performing in an official capacity” as a law enforcement officer when he was shot and killed last month in Hatchie Bottom, according to an affidavit. Corinth Today obtained the affidavit Tuesday after requesting documents from District…

Alcorn County Prison Earns High Marks From National Association

Facility ‘Moving in Right Direction,’ Sheriff Says By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Sheriff Ben Caldwell is pleased to announce that the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility earned top scores in a comprehensive review by a national organization that accredits prisons. This marks another improvement to the Alcorn County…

Off-Duty Trooper Shooting Suspect Was ‘Protecting’ Self, Family, Says Wife

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A man accused of fatally shooting an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper “was protecting himself and two younger family members,” the suspect’s wife said in a statement Thursday. Troy Anthony Eaton 43, of Rienzi, is charged with capital murder in the shooting of…

Beating Suspect Arrested, Case Sent to FBI

Motive in Alleged Attack Unclear, Corinth Police Say By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police on Thursday morning arrested a Glen resident for allegedly assaulting a man at a downtown restaurant Friday night. Luke Kiddy, 22, County Road 300, was charged with aggravated assault, a felony, for the…

Tippah Coroner Releases More Details in Off-Duty Trooper Shooting

Suspect apparently in vehicle when he shot off-duty trooper By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Tippah County coroner released Tuesday more details regarding the shooting death of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper. Tippah County Coroner Chris McCallister said it appears that the suspect, Troy Anthony Eaton, 43,…

Corinth Police, Alcorn Sheriff’s Office Assist ‘Operation Triple Beam’

Month-Long Action Brought 255 Arrests in North Mississippi The Corinth Police Department and Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office were among the more than 30 North Mississippi law enforcement agencies who collaborated with state and federal authorities during a recent month-long enforcement initiative. “Operation Triple Beam” resulted in the arrests of 255…