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‘Eyewitnesses’ Will Testify Off-Duty Trooper Was ‘Intoxicated,’ ‘Aggressive,’ Lawyers Say

DA: Statements are ‘speculative at this point’ By Josh Mitchell Corrinth Today News Editor “Eyewitnesses” will testify that an off-duty trooper was “intoxicated” and “aggressive” when he was fatally shot over a month ago in Big Hatchie Bottom near the Tippah/Alcorn County line, according to the suspect’s attorneys. Defense attorneys…

Capital Murder Suspect in Off-Duty Trooper Shooting Released From Jail

Preliminary Hearing Postponed as State Cites ‘Fluid’ Investigation By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The suspect charged with capital murder in the shooting of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper over a month ago was released from jail Friday afternoon, his attorneys said. Troy Anthony Eaton, 43, of Rienzi,…

‘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.…

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…

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,…

Off-Duty MHP Trooper Killed, Suspect in Custody

Found shot near Alcorn/Tippah County line An off-duty Mississippi Highway patrolman is dead, and a suspect is in custody, officials announced Sunday morning. State Troopers and local law enforcement agencies responded to Hatchie Bottom, near the Tippah/Alcorn County line, at approximately 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Upon arriving, officers discovered two people…

MHP Welcomes Two New Troopers From Alcorn County

Staff reports The Mississippi Highway Patrol has welcomed two new state troopers from Alcorn County. Biggersville residents Cody Ryan McGee and Darrell McNair recently completed the 19-week Mississippi Highway Patrol Class at the state Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy in Pearl. They completed intensive training in driving, firearms, defensive tactics,…

Iuka Man, 36, Killed in Crash Friday

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash in Tishomingo County that claimed the life of an Iuka man Friday. Troopers responded to the crash on State Highway 25 at around 7 a.m. Friday. It appeared Terry Ray Fugitt, 36, of Iuka, was traveling south when he lost control…

Vehicle Involved In Fatal Wreck Sought by Highway Patrol

Staff reports The Mississippi Highway Patrol is searching for a small, white passenger car involved in a fatal collision on State Highway 25 near the Natchez Trace on Tuesday at about 10 a.m. The car being sought apparently caused the fatal wreck, according to the highway patrol. Hershel Ray, 47,…

Driver Airlifted After Crash on U.S. 45 Near Biggersville Wednesday Night

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The driver of a van was airlifted to Tupelo after a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 45 in the Biggersville area Wednesday night. The van went off the highway and down an embankment on the northbound side before coming to rest in a…

Wreck Friday Morning on Highway 45 Near Rienzi

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It appears two people were transported by ambulance to Magnolia Regional Health Center on Friday morning after a vehicle crash in the Rienzi area. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 45 by the Texaco station. Two pickup trucks were involved in the crash,…

UPDATE: MHP Releases Name of Corinth Woman Airlifted After Wreck

Staff reports The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released the name of a Corinth woman who was airlifted to a Memphis hospital after a wreck Friday night in Biggersville. Elizabeth Moore, 31, of Corinth, was airlifted to Regional One Health in Memphis with life-threatening injuries. A child in her vehicle was…

UPDATE: Woman Critically Injured in Biggersville Crash Monday

Staff reports A 19-year-old Walnut woman received critical injuries in a crash involving an 18-wheeler Monday night on U.S. Highway 45 in Biggersville, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Briana Bryan was transported by ambulance to Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth and later transferred to Region One in Memphis. After…

Corinth Man, 31, Dies in Thursday Crash in Alcorn County

A 31-year-old Corinth man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Alcorn County near Glen Thursday afternoon. Tyler Thomas died in the wreck that occurred east of Glen Town Hall, according to Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones. Thomas’ pickup truck was upside down at the bottom of an embankment off…

Suspect Attempts to Assault State Trooper in Corinth, MHP Says

Staff reports: A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper received minor injuries while arresting an intoxicated person Tuesday in Corinth, according to an official. “The suspect attempted to assault the trooper, however, he was unsuccessful and quickly detained,” Highway Patrol spokesman Master Sgt. Ray Hall stated in an email to Corinth Today.…

Two Pedestrians Hit by Truck in Alcorn County, MHP Says

Two pedestrians were hit by a truck Wednesday in Alcorn County, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Terry Faulkner, 53, of Rienzi, was transported to a local hospital after the crash that involved a truck striking him and another pedestrian, Brady Smith, 29, of Rienzi, south of Glen on State Highway 367.…

Officials Respond to Wreck on Highway 72 Thursday Afternoon

Officials responded to a wreck on Highway 72 near Glen Town Hall on Thursday at around 4:15 p.m. Law enforcement on scene could not comment on the crash. A pickup truck and a tractor-trailer were in the median. The Mississippi Highway Patrol, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, Glen Fire Department, Farmington…

Mother of Suspect in Aggravated DUI Case Speaks Out

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The mother of a man accused of aggravated DUI is “very disappointed” that she learned about the wreck on Facebook, but the highway patrol said it was not required to notify her. “I don’t think that a parent should have to learn about…