Crime


Coahoma County grand jury indicts 45 in December

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

There were 82 indictments against 45 defendants handed out by members of Coahoma County grand jury that met Dec. 4-6 at the Coahoma County Courthouse in Clarksdale.

There were 23 cases in which the grand jury issued a no true bill which means the grand jury didn’t find enough evidence to charge the defendant with violating a law.












Jonestown mayor Kenneth Lester arrested on five counts of embezzlement

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester is facing up to 100 years in prison after being arrested by the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Dec. 9 for allegedly embezzling residents’ water bill payments and a city police firearm, announced Attorney General Jim Hood on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in a press release.



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Steven Staple, 45, of Clarksdale, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Northwest Mississippi... READ MORE