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Casabella to Serve Eight Years in Prison

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A former school administration official was sentenced to serve eight years in prison Monday morning for child sex crimes. Michael Shane Casabella appeared in an orange jumpsuit in Alcorn County Circuit Court with his attorneys as Circuit Court Judge Jim Pounds handed down…

Casabella Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges

Sentencing Set for July 16 By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Michael Shane Casabella on Thursday pleaded guilty to three charges in Alcorn County Circuit Court, according to District Attorney John Weddle. Casabella pleaded guilty to one count each of fondling, sexual battery and child enticement, Weddle said. He had been indicted…

Alcorn County Man Indicted on Meth Charge

Staff reports A 52-year-old Corinth man has been indicted on a methamphetamine charge. Freddie Wayne Smith, of County Road 537, allegedly sold, bartered, transferred, distributed or dispensed meth to a confidential informant in June 2017 in Alcorn County, circuit court records show. The amount of meth involved was at least…

Corinth Men Indicted on Gun Charges

Staff reports Two Corinth men have been indicted in separate cases on charges of felon in possession of firearms. Devin Avery, 27, allegedly possessed a .40-caliber handgun Aug. 21, 2017, according to Count 1 of the indictment. Count 2 alleges that Avery also possessed a Glock 23 handgun on the…

Corinth Man Indicted for Allegedly Shooting Into Dwelling

Staff reports A 20-year-old Corinth man has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly shooting a firearm into a dwelling house, Alcorn County Circuit Court records show. Rodsheed D. Windom is accused of shooting a gun into a house usually occupied by Darren Johnson and Caitlin Eaton, the indictment…

Corinth Doctor Sued Over Woman's Delivery of Twins

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A lawsuit was filed Monday in Alcorn County Circuit Court against a local doctor and Magnolia Women’s Clinic in relation to a woman’s delivery of twins. Kirstin Fitzgerald of Alcorn County filed the lawsuit against Dr. Don Simpson and Magnolia Women’s Clinic, 512…

Corinth Man Guilty of Murder, Gets 30 Years

By William Moore For Corinth Today CORINTH – An Alcorn County man will spend the next 30 years in prison after he was found guilty of murdering a man in February 2014. A jury found Jerry Dale Miller, 63, guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Gregory Scott.…

Bostic Sentenced to Life for Capital Murder

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 26-year-old man was found guilty of capital murder on Tuesday in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Micah Bostic was found guilty by a jury after a trial that spanned several days. Circuit Court Judge Paul Funderburk sentenced Bostic to life in prison without parole. Bostic was…

Corinth Man Sentenced for Burglary of Dwelling

Staff reports A 36-year-old Corinth man was sentenced to three years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections on Monday in Alcorn County Circuit Court for burglary of a dwelling. Daniel Albert Rogers was actually given 25 years, but 22 years were suspended, leaving three years to serve. He pleaded guilty…

Corinth Man to Serve Five Years for Burglary of Dwelling

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 33-year-old Corinth man was sentenced to serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary of a dwelling in Alcorn County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Brandon Dale Wheeler of County Road 662 received a sentence of 25 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections,…

Corinth Woman Gets Probation for Identity Theft

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 46-year-old Corinth woman was given five years of probation after pleading guilty to identity theft Tuesday in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Tammy Renee King unlawfully obtained or attempted to obtain someone’s personal identity information, the indictment states. King intended to “unlawfully use that information for…

Ex-Fire Department Treasurer Sentenced to Probation for Embezzlement

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A former treasurer of the Southwest Volunteer Fire Department in Alcorn County pleaded guilty to embezzlement Monday morning in circuit court. Barbara Ellen Fair, 39, of Guntown, was sentenced to a term of 20 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, but the…

Corinth Teen Charged With Capital Murder Competent to Stand Trial, Judge Rules

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth teen charged with capital murder is “fully competent” to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday morning in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Brooklyn Traylor underwent a psychological evaluation to help determine his competence to stand trial. Records from the youth court, the…

Mom Says 12-Year Sentence for 15-Year-Old ‘Too Long’, DA Says Time ‘Justified’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor While many 15-year-olds are enjoying summer, Sylvester Fernando of Corinth will begin serving 12 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for armed robbery. Fernando’s mom, Karen Braxton of Corinth, understands that her son must be punished for the crime…

Corinth Teen Pleads Guilty to Drive-By Shooting, Armed Robbery

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Corinth teen will be sentenced in August after pleading guilty on Friday to charges of armed robbery and drive-by shooting. Markel Simmons, 15, pleaded guilty to the charges in Alcorn County Circuit Court in front of James L. Roberts Jr. Simmons will be sentenced on…

Motion Made to Suppress Statements in Corinth Murder Case

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A motion to suppress statements that a capital murder suspect made after invoking his right to an attorney was taken under advisement by a circuit court judge Friday in Alcorn County. Micah Bostic is charged with capital murder in connection with the death…

Alcorn County Jury Finds Man Guilty of Felony Child Abuse in ‘Heinous’ Case

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County jury on Thursday afternoon found a man guilty of felony child abuse and simple domestic violence. Michael Lynn Smith will be sentenced on a later date. Smith was found guilty of injuring a child under the age of five years…

Suspect, Alleged Victim Testify in Felony Domestic Violence Case

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The suspect and a woman who was allegedly subject to physical abuse, including choking, on numerous occasions testified this week in an aggravated domestic violence and felony child abuse trial in Alcorn County Circuit Court. The suspect, Michael Lynn Smith, is accused of…

Felony Child Abuse Trial Underway in Alcorn County

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A trial started Tuesday in Alcorn County Circuit Court for a man charged with felony child abuse and felony domestic violence. An indictment charges that Michael Lynn Smith caused bodily harm to a child under the age of 5 around Oct. 6, 2015.…