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Bostic Sentenced to Life for Capital Murder

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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 found guilty of capital murder […]

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Corinth Man Sentenced for Burglary of Dwelling

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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 to the crime. Rogers will […]

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Corinth Man to Serve Five Years for Burglary of Dwelling

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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, but 20 years were suspended, […]

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Alcorn Judge Rejects Defendant’s Guilty Plea on Gun Charge

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County Circuit Court judge on Wednesday rejected a defendant’s guilty plea on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm. Under the plea deal that was rejected, the defendant, Billy Almon Moment, would have been sentenced to 10 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, […]

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Corinth Woman Gets Probation for Identity Theft

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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 the purpose of obtaining financial […]

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Ex-Fire Department Treasurer Sentenced to Probation for Embezzlement

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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 sentence was suspended. Therefore, Fair […]

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Life Sentence for Corinth Teen Charged With Store Clerk’s Murder

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An 18-year-old Corinth man was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder on Friday afternoon in Alcorn County Circuit Court. Brooklyn Traylor pleaded guilty to the Feb. 1, 2016 shooting death of Corinth store clerk Kris Ledlow. Ledlow, 43, was shot numerous times at the MAPCO gas […]

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

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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 East Mississippi State Hospital and […]

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

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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 he committed but thinks his […]

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

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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 Aug. 7. One indictment charged […]

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Motion Made to Suppress Statements in Corinth Murder Case

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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 of 43-year-old store clerk Kris […]

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Man Indicted On Charges of Drug Possession, Felon with Firearm, Breaking and Entering

Staff reports A 33-year-old man was indicted by an Alcorn County Grand Jury on charges of drug possession, breaking and entering and felon in possession of a firearm. Brandon Dale Wheeler was charged with allegedly possessing greater than one-tenth gram but less than 2 grams of meth around June of 2016, the indictment says. In […]

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

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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 old on Oct. 6, 2015. […]

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Suspect, Alleged Victim Testify in Felony Domestic Violence Case

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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 domestic violence because it […]

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Felony Child Abuse Trial Underway in Alcorn County

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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. The indictment alleges that Smith […]

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Man Sentenced to Prison for Fondling, Sexual Battery

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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 to 30 years in prison […]

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Two Corinth Teens to Serve Five Years for Armed Robbery

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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 position of the district attorney’s […]

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Alcorn County Jury Finds Corinth Man Guilty of Attempted Murder

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County jury on Thursday found a 22-year-old Corinth man guilty of attempted murder. Desmund Patterson was found guilty of the attempted murder of Kelin Edgeston in an incident that occurred April 15 of last year on Mitchell Street in Corinth. According to testimony, it appeared that […]

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