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Clarksdale man charged with possession of stolen firearms

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

A Clarksdale man was arrested Monday, Jan. 7 and charged with the possession of two rifles that were reported stolen from cars parked outside two Clarksdale homes in December.

Kenyalla Matthews, 19, was arrested around 2:15 p.m. in the 1000 block of State Street in Clarksdale and charged with possession of stolen firearms.




Trio to appear in court on weapons charges after New Year's Eve event

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Three men will appear in Municipal Court on Thursday on charges they were carrying a concealed weapon.

The arrests came after members of the Clarksdale Police Department were called out at 11:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve night, Monday, Dec. 31, to the area around Lincoln and Sixth streets in reference to a report of shots fired.





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