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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…

Corinth Woman Dies After Apparently Exiting Moving Vehicle

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth woman has passed away after a bizarre incident in which she apparently exited a moving vehicle on Sawyer Road on Aug. 11. Chiquita Mitchell, 31, was pronounced dead Wednesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones…

Confederate Statue Threat Being Taken ‘Seriously,’ Sheriff Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell and Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance held a news conference Friday afternoon to address the threat made against the Confederate statue located at the courthouse downtown. The online hacker group Anonymous has reportedly called on people to remove…

Woman Taken to Hospital After Leaving Vehicle

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth woman was taken to the hospital Friday night after a bizarre incident in which she exited a vehicle she was riding in on Sawyer Road, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. After Chiquita Mitchell, 31, left the vehicle, the driver apparently…

Corinth Woman Charged With Introducing Contraband, Meth Possession

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 33-year-old Corinth woman was arrested Friday and charged with introduction of contraband into a correctional facility and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Megan Veronica Ashe, of County Road 783, Corinth, was being held in the county jail…

Sheriff Praises MDOC for Major Shakedown at Local Prison

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell thanked the Mississippi Department of Corrections for its help in seizing large amounts of contraband from the state prison facility here Wednesday. “We want to thank MDOC for helping us today,” Caldwell said. “Anytime you’re dealing with a…

Shooting in Rienzi Area Ruled Justified Homicide, Sheriff Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Friday night shooting death of a 77-year-old Prentiss County woman in the Rienzi area has been ruled a justified homicide by the sheriff’s office, said Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Gynell Windham was killed on Highway 356 in the area of Hopewell…

Woman Killed in Rienzi Area, Person of Interest Taken Into Custody

Staff reports A 77-year-old Prentiss County woman was shot and killed Friday night in the Rienzi area, and a person of interest was taken into custody at the scene, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Gynell Windham was killed on Highway 356 in the area of Hopewell Baptist Church…

Corinth Father, Son Duo Charged with Aggravated Assault

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth father and son have been charged with aggravated assault after an incident in which a man was allegedly shot in the leg and struck with a gun Tuesday, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Brandon Mincy, 39, County Road 344, Corinth,…

Safely Get Rid of Old Prescription Drugs Saturday in Corinth

People who want to get rid of prescription medication in a safe manner will have an opportunity to do so on Saturday in Corinth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Corinth Police Department and the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office will take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription…

Woman Killed in Alcorn County Crash Thursday

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A 55-year-old Fulton woman was killed in a head-on vehicle crash in Alcorn County on Thursday. The wreck was reported at around 6:14 p.m. on County Road 400 near the intersection with County Road 405. Charlotte Vandergriff was killed in the crash, said Alcorn County Sheriff…

Woman Allegedly Brought Contraband to Alcorn County Jail

Staff reports Shannon Voyles 46, County Road 418, on Saturday was arrested and charged with introduction of contraband into a correctional facility, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Voyles allegedly brought tobacco, Klonopin, and Neurontin into the Alcorn County Jail to pass to an inmate. She was at the…

Three Women Charged With Drug Trafficking After ‘Large’ Meth Bust

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office with the help of other authorities on Thursday made a large methamphetamine bust, and three women are in jail. Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said just over 3 pounds of meth were seized with a street value of…

Man Allegedly Put Knife to Woman’s Throat, Took Her Van

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor A man accused of putting a knife to a woman’s throat and threatening to cut her in Alcorn County was arrested in Tennessee on Thursday morning, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Kevin Keller, 45, of Saulsbury, Tenn., is awaiting extradition back to Alcorn County to…

Corinth Man Charged With Burglaries of Church, Home

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A Corinth resident has been arrested and charged with three counts of burglary, two of which involve break-ins of a church and church bus. Sean Hagen, 24, is charged in connection with break-ins of the Strickland Church of Christ on County Road 218 and the church…

Male Leaves Corinth Crisis Unit, Prompts Search

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Authorities on Tuesday morning were looking for a male who ran away from the Region IV Crisis Stabilization Unit in Corinth, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The person ran away from the facility while he was in the process of being transferred to the Mississippi…

Human Remains Site Being Treated as Crime Scene

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor More human remains have been discovered in the Kossuth area about a week after the original remains were discovered, the sheriff said. The remains discovered by the sheriff’s office Friday off of County Road 510 in a wooded area are believed to belong…

Human Remains Found in Kossuth Area

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Human remains have been discovered in the Kossuth area, and the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case. The sheriff’s office was called to County Road 510 on Wednesday in regards to a dog bringing the remains to the area. Sheriff Ben…

Sheriff Caldwell Applauds Governor’s Opiod and Heroin Task Force

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell praised Gov. Phil Bryant’s creation of the Opiod and Heroin Study Task Force. In some cases, people get addicted to prescription painkillers and can no longer afford to buy them on the street and then turn to heroin,…

Felony Charge Sought After Suspect Allegedly Flees Authorities in Vehicle

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A felony charge is being sought against a suspect who allegedly fled from law enforcement in a vehicle pursuit Monday, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The sheriff’s office and the Mississippi Department of Corrections attempted to serve a felony warrant on…

Photos: Alcorn County Inmate Transport Van Involved in Wreck

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn County jail inmate transport van was involved in a wreck at around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday near the intersection of Cass and Wick streets. Two inmates were transported from the scene by ambulance to the hospital. Both were conscious but reportedly…