POLICE REPORTBy SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Tuesday, May 12 through Monday, May 18, 2020.
MON. MAY 18
Officers responded to the area of the 500 block of North State Street at 9:11 p.m. in reference to a shooting into a vehicle. When they arrived on the scene, they spoke with Veronica Jenkins and she stated that she was at TigerMart, when she heard several gunshots outside the building.
Jenkins said she came out to find her vehicle along with several other vehicles had been hit by gun fire.
Officers searched the area and found several shell casing in the Daylight Donut shop parking lot.
The case was assigned to Investigator M. Dawson.
On Monday morning around 12:17 a.m. officers responded to 439 South State Street in reference to a female subject that had shot.
When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Tirua Hodges and noticed that she had been shot in the lower back area. Hodges was transported by helicopter to Region One in Memphis in stable condition.
The case was assigned to Investigator K. Walker.
On Monday officers responded to a call of shots fired on Wildcat Drive. No one was found in the area, but officers searching the area foun several shell casings in the roadway.
WED. MAY 14
On May 13, 11:55 a.m. police responded to the 1500 block of Alan Dr. in reference to an auto burglary. When they arrived on the scene, they spoke with Laesha Greenleaf who said sometime during the night, some unknown person had been in her vehicle and took her handgun out of her glove box. She stated that she had left her doors unlocked.
The case was assigned to Investigator M Dawson.
Officers responded to the emergency room of Merit Hospital about 12:21 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a male subject that was dropped off with multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers spoke with Markevius Dear and he said he didn’t know how he made it to the hospital.
Officers located the victim’s vehicle at the intersection of Stovall Road and Lee Drive with no signs of foul play.
Dear was flown to Region One in Memphis, in serious condition.
The case was assigned to Investigator K Walker.
Police responded to a call of shots fired 200 block of Lynn Street Wednesday. Officers searched the area and checked for shell casings but none were found.
WED. MAY 13
Police were called to the 1300 block of Brentwood Street, searched the area and found no one in the area. Officers checked for shell casings but none were found.
TUE. MAY 12
On Tuesday May 12, about 7 p.m. officers arrested Dantarius Williams, 25, on a warrant for aggravated assault.
The warrant was issued on March 18, by the Clarksdale Police Department, after a male subject had been shot in the foot during an altercation which took place on State Street.
Williams was placed in the Coahoma County Jail until bond could be set and met.
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