A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of two men, one of which has died, prompting a charge of murder.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to a call of a shooting in the 300 block of Issaquena Avenue shortly after midnight and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.
Officers identified the victims as brothers Deshawn Robinson, 25 and Dewayne Robinson, 24, shortly after their arrival at 12:38 a.m., Wednesday.
Deshawn Robinson died at the scene and Dewayne Robinson was transported to the emergency room at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale and later transported to Region One in Memphis.
Police have said in a statment their investigation led to the arrest of Cornelius Green, 33, at his residence at around 2 a.m. Green has been charged with Aggravated Assault and Murder and is currently in the Coahoma County Jail awaiting an initial appearance set for Thursday afternoon in Clarksdale Municipal Court.
Anyone with information on this case or any other felony crime in Clarksdale is urged to contact police anonymously at 662-621-8151.
Police investigate shooting into city vehicle
The Clarksdale Police department is investigating the shooting of a home and vehicle belonging to a Clarksdale Police Officer and has called in both the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearm to help in their investigation.
“An assault on any of us is an assault on all of us,” said Clarkdale Police Chief Sandra Williams on Tuesday. “We take these incidents very seriously.”
Police were called to the 1100 block of Barnes Street at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, regarding shots fired. Police discovered a city vehicle and the home had been shot into.
Sheriff makes marijuana bust
The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a man on drug charges after what is believed to be large amount of marijuana was seized at his residence.
The Coahoma County Joint Task Force served a search warrant on a home in Jonestown and found marijuana inside.
Denardo Holmes, 36, was arrested and has been charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Man arrested for burglary
The Clarksdale Police Department has arrested a man for commercial burglary after he allegedly broke into his place of employment.
Kyleseth Tankston, of Clarksdale, was arrested about 1:15 p.m. Friday and charged with breaking into The Tire Shop, 37 East Second Street and taking cash. Tankston had called police and reported the burglary.
When investigators reviewed the video surveillance, Tankston was identified as the burglar and accused of
stealing an undetermined amount of U.S. currency from his place of business.
Tankston was placed in the Coahoma County Jail to await an initial appearance in Clarksdale Municipal Court at 2 p.m. Tueesday.
Golf cart wreck hurts three
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a man for driving under the influence after he allegedly hit a golfcart carrying three people and a child was seriously injured.
Deputies received a call at about 7:17 p.m. Saturday reporting an accident between a golf cart and a pickup truck near the Levee Commissary and Tunica Cutoff.
Upon arrival, it was discovered three individuals that were passengers on the golf cart needed serious medical
attention. One white male, driver of the pickup, was taken into custody at the scene and charged with DUI.
One juvenile golf cart passenger was air lifted by Pafford Air One to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, in Memphis, for treatment for internal injuries. One male golf cart passenger was transported by air to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The third golf cart passenger was transported by ambulance to Baptist DeSoto in Southaven, Mississippi for treatment.
As of the morning of October 20, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office was advised the juvenile remains in ICU at LeBonheur, one male remains hospitalized and the third male was released from Baptist DeSoto.