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POLICE REPORT

By 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

Vehicle Shot

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.

Woman Shot

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.

Shots Fired

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.




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Richard Ira Gates

Richard Ira Gates, 60, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. March 28, 2020 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest

Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.


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Eula Lee Brown

Eula Lee Brown, 78, of Clarksdale, died May 4, 2018, at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. 

Public viewing is Friday, May 11, 2018, at Delta Burial from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral service will be at noon Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Bradley Temple COGIC with Elder T.O. Adams presiding. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery.



Youth Leadership Clarksdale class holds graduation

By TROY CATCHINGS,

Members of the 2018 Youth Leadership Clarksdale class pose for a group photo at the end of the graduation ceremony. Seated from left are Gabrielle Gardner, Shania Robertson, Ashlynn Smith, Kelsey Johnson, Jan’Nise Thomas, Anna Lewis, Shondrick Willingham, Waynisha Gilliam, Star’Keira Coley, Sonal Shingrani, Brooks Fyfe and Hunt Barksdale.



Charlie Prowell

Charlie Prowell, 89, of Clarksdale, born May 22, 1930, died April 25, 2020.

Graveside services are 1 p.m. April 30 at McLaurin Memorial Garden with the Rev. Todd officiating. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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