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Police Report

The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Aug. 7 through Aug. 14, 2019.

Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.

Aug. 14


Robert L. Fells

Robert L. Fells, 81, peacefully passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Pearlie Cummings Fells, and their children, Demetrius Fells and Antoinette Morgan, and was predeceased by his mother, Mary Hicks Sharp.


Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery


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.

Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain


It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.


Willie Hopson, Jr.

Willie Hopson, Jr., 72, of Lyon, Mississippi, died Aug. 6, 2019, in critical care at the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at King's Temple Missionary Baptist Church located at 1402 Lyon Ave, in Clarksdale. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug.

Willie Wayne Davis Bolen

Willie Wayne Davis Bolen was also known as “Silly Willie” by her late husband Jack Bolen and had changed her name to Betty Sue in 1955. She was the daughter of the late Alliene and Ira Wilson and the late Eddie Davis who passed away when she was a young child.



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