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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.…

Man Sentenced to Prison for Fondling, Sexual Battery

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 34-year-old man on Monday in Alcorn County Circuit Court pleaded guilty to fondling and sexual battery. Christopher Neal Hastings was sentenced to 15 years in prison with 10 years suspended and five years to serve day for day on the fondling charge. Hastings was sentenced…

Two Corinth Teens to Serve Five Years for Armed Robbery

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Two Corinth teens were sentenced to prison on Monday in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Demarco Perry, 15, and Zerek Demon Hurd, 19, pleaded guilty to armed robbery Monday. “We’re just having too many gun crimes in Corinth right now, and it is the…

Alleged Victim, Defendant Testify in Attempted Murder Trial

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The defendant in an attempted murder trial on Wednesday said he did not try to take the life of the alleged victim. “I’m not no killer,” defendant Desmund Patterson of Corinth said. “My mother died behind a bullet. I can’t see myself doing…

Woman Says She Witnessed Bloody Scene

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A woman who said she was an eyewitness to a shooting incident described a gruesome scene during an attempted murder trial in Alcorn County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Cantanga Franklin said she was inside her house on Mitchell Street, listening to music and…

Attempted Murder Trial Gets Underway in Corinth Tuesday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A trial began Tuesday in Alcorn County Circuit Court for a Corinth man charged with attempted murder. The alleged attempted murder occurred on April 15 of last year on Mitchell Street. Desmund Patterson is accused of attempting to murder Kelin Edgeston of Corinth.…

Man, Woman Sentenced to Prison in Separate Burglary Cases Thursday

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Two people were sentenced to prison in separate burglary cases on Thursday in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Crystal Wade Taylor pleaded guilty to burglary of a dwelling and was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 16 years suspended and four years to…

Corinth Man Accused of Stealing Guns, Ammo Gets Probation

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth man who was charged with stealing guns and ammunition was sentenced to five years of supervised probation on Thursday afternoon in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Jason Wayne Sanders, 46, was accused in an indictment of stealing a 9 millimeter Glock with…

Man Sentenced to 13 Years in State Penitentiary

CORINTH – A week after pleading guilty, a Benton County man was sentenced to serve the next 13 years in the state penitentiary. Nekia Williams, 33, of Lamar Road, Ashland, pleaded to a single count of sexual battery in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Corinth Police charged him with assaulting an…

Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison Wednesday in Alcorn County

A 51-year-old man was sentenced to 23 years in the state penitentiary Wednesday in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Frederick Patterson was charged with attempted murder by the Corinth Police Department after an Aug. 28, 2013 incident in which he shot Randy Young. Patterson also pleaded guilty to to felon in…

Man Who Worked as Principal Indicted for Alleged Fondling, Court Records Show

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 37-year-old man who served as a principal was indicted last month for allegedly fondling a child under 18, Alcorn County Circuit Court records show. North Corinth Christian Academy is mentioned in the indictment. Michael Shane Casabella was in a “position of trust…