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Alcorn County Woman Allegedly Shot Husband, Sheriff Says

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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 news release said. The man […]

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Heroin, Fentanyl Threaten Alcorn County

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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 Dance. “It’s something we’ve all […]

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Corinth Man Linked to Stolen Tennessee Vehicles, Sheriff Says

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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 Caldwell. The odd string of […]

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Alcorn County Man Charged With Arson

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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 County Road 614. Crum allegedly […]

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Suspects Allegedly Possessed Meth, Sheriff’s Office Says

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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 caliber pistol, a sheriff’s office […]

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Meth, Morphine Were Allegedly in Corinth Man’s Possession

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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, nine morphine pills and […]

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Meth Arrest Made After Early Morning Traffic Stop in Alcorn County

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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 County Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Mayhall […]

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Alcorn Sheriff’s Office Makes Felony Drug Arrests

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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, a sheriff’s office news release […]

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Alcorn Sheriff’s Office Makes Felony Meth Arrest

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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 is a stimulant pill and […]

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Glen Man Charged With DUI After Wreck

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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 the jail and was out […]

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Duo Charged With Meth Trafficking, Possession of Explosive Devices

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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 with intent to manufacture meth […]

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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 said. Melvania Brumfield, 44, was […]

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Female Inmate Found Unresponsive, Foul Play Not Suspected

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A female inmate at the Alcorn County Jail was transported to the hospital early Sunday after she was found to be unresponsive, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The inmate, whose name was not released, was transported by ambulance to Magnolia Regional Health Center. There is nothing that points to […]

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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 said. There is no probable […]

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Confederate Statue Threat Being Taken ‘Seriously,’ Sheriff Says

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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 Confederate statues in Corinth and […]

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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 stopped, picked her up and […]

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Corinth Woman Charged With Introducing Contraband, Meth Possession

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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 Friday afternoon on a $10,000 […]

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Contract Employee at Correctional Facility Allegedly Had Intimate Relationship With Inmate

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Staff reports A kitchen contract employee at the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility allegedly had a sexual relationship with an inmate and was arrested Wednesday, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Susan Iwema, 51, of Corinth, was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, and her bond was set at $3,000. The case was worked by Alcorn […]

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