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.
Report for Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
Attempted Commercial Burglary
* 600 E. Second St. Nothing was taken as only the front window was broken out.
Report for Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
The rise in gun violence within Clarksdale has the attention of city officials, perhaps none more so than commissioner Ed Seals, whose home was two blocks away from a shooting on Thanksgiving afternoon.
JONESTOWN — After several murders caused by shootings took place in Clarksdale in recent weeks, Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester decided to take action.
Lester held a “street ministry” across from city hall where pastors and members of the Jonestown community prayed in a circle with approximately 20 individuals on Nov. 20.
Report for Monday, Nov. 26, 2018
Shooting into a dwelling
* 1700 block of Evans Street, residence was shot into and no one was injured.
* 300 block of Clark Street, bag of coins was taken.
Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.
Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.
A 27-year-old Clarksdale man was killed and three others injured after an eruption of gunfire early Saturday morning in the parking lot of a Clarksdale business.
The murder was the city’s 12th homicide of 2018.
Report for Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
* 300 block of Cypress Street, an air conditioning unit was taken.
* 1500 block of Smith Street, an assault rifle, a rifle case and several credit cards were taken.