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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…

Former Jail Nurse Sues Alcorn County

County attorney says case will be ‘vigorously defended’ By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A registered nurse who worked at the Alcorn County Jail for six years has sued the county and the man who serves as warden, court records show. Jail Warden Joshua Davis is being sued in…

Alcorn County Corrections Officer Arrested on Contraband Charge

Staff reports An Alcorn County correctional facility officer was arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The employee, Angela R. Salmon, 40, of Tate Street, Corinth, was booked into the county jail. She was arrested after Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility officers received information…

Arrests Made After Locals Allegedly Found With Meth, Sheriff Says

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office made some methamphetamine-related arrests over the weekend, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Corinth resident Jarvis Bell, 37, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for allegedly having no license plate Saturday on County…

Name of Arrested KMS Coach Released

Staff reports The name of the Kossuth Middle School coach who was arrested Wednesday at the school has been released by Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Micah Macay Wilbanks, 29, of County Road 520, Corinth, was arrested for suspicion of public intoxication, a sheriff’s office news release said. Wilbanks was…

Boy, 6, Struck by Vehicle on Salem Road

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 6-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle as he walked across County Road 400 on Friday around 5:30 p.m., Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Apparently, the boy and another child had walked across County Road 400 (Salem Road) to a residence to see if they could…

Man Accused of Stabbing Neighbor in Leg

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old male in the leg Friday, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Stephen Lee Flake, 43, of County Road 781, allegedly stabbed the male, who is his neighbor, Caldwell said.…

Corinth Man With Fentanyl Arrested in Alcorn County, Sheriff Says

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Corinth man Saturday after he was allegedly found in possession of numerous drugs, including fentanyl, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Alcorn County Deputy Lucas Wooten arrested Steven Anthony King, 31, 70 County Road 738, after a traffic stop on U.S. Highway…

Alcorn County Woman Allegedly Shot Husband, Sheriff Says

Staff reports An Alcorn County woman who allegedly shot her husband has been charged with aggravated domestic violence, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The suspect, Brittanie N. Fletcher, 31, allegedly shot her husband in the upper abdomen area at a residence on County Road 749, a sheriff’s office…

Heroin, Fentanyl Threaten Alcorn County

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth and Alcorn County law enforcement officials are concerned that the highly potent drug fentanyl could become a problem locally. “That’s going to be something we all deal with in the near future is this epidemic in fentanyl,” said Corinth Police Chief Ralph…

Corinth Man Linked to Stolen Tennessee Vehicles, Sheriff Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A bizarre theft case has resulted in numerous charges for a Corinth man. Cody McEwen, 25, of Levee Road in Corinth, has been charged with two counts of possession of stolen property and one count of vehicle burglary, said Alcorn County Sheriff Ben…

Alcorn County Man Charged With Arson

Staff reports An Alcorn County man has been charged with arson and felony fleeing after an alleged incident early Sunday in the Kossuth area, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Joseph D. Crum, 34, of County Road 626, has been charged in the incident, which allegedly occurred at a residence at 364…

Suspects Allegedly Possessed Meth, Sheriff’s Office Says

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office recently made two separate methamphetamine-related arrests, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Adrian Dixon was, 31, of Corinth, was arrested Wednesday after he was allegedly found to be in possession of about 1.6 grams of crack cocaine, 0.3 grams of methamphetamine and a .38…

Meth, Morphine Were Allegedly in Corinth Man’s Possession

Staff reports A 24-year-old Corinth man who was arrested Sunday allegedly possessed methamphetamine, morphine and marijuana, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Jacob Cassidy Feazell, 46 County Road 726, was arrested at about 12:57 a.m. Sunday by Alcorn County Deputy Tim Boggs. Feazell allegedly possessed about 5 grams of…

Meth Arrest Made After Early Morning Traffic Stop in Alcorn County

Staff reports An Alcorn County woman was arrested in the early morning hours Sunday for allegedly possessing about eight grams of methamphetamine, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Crystal Irons, 32, State Highway 356 West, also had $2,300 in U.S. currency, a sheriff’s office news release said. Irons was arrested after Alcorn…

Alcorn Sheriff’s Office Makes Felony Drug Arrests

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office made two separate felony drug arrests Tuesday after traffic stops, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Wesley David Stover, 31, 3 County Road 793, Corinth, was arrested after he was allegedly found to be in possession of hydrocodone pills and about 20 grams of methamphetamine,…

Alcorn Sheriff’s Office Makes Felony Meth Arrest

Staff reports A 26-year-old Corinth man was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office after he was allegedly found to be in possession of about 10 grams of methamphetamine, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The suspect, Curtis Lee Collins, was also found to be in possession of methylphenidate, which…

Glen Man Charged With DUI After Wreck

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Glen man was arrested after a vehicle crash in Alcorn County on Tuesday night. Justen Corey Lindsey, 33, County Road 260, was charged with DUI, reckless driving and no insurance, said Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Lindsey was arrested at the scene and taken to…

Duo Charged With Meth Trafficking, Possession of Explosive Devices

Staff reports Two Corinth residents are being charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of explosive devices, according to the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremy A. Dillman, 31 of County Road 172, and Kathryn E. Murphy, 30, County Road 111, are also being charged with possession of two or more precursors…

Circumstances Around Death Appear ‘Suspicious,’ Officials Await Autopsy

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A female was discovered deceased at a residence on County Road 182 on Sunday afternoon. The circumstances surrounding the case appear “suspicious,” but officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy to be conducted at the State Crime Lab in Pearl, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell…