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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.


Auditor collects $1.3 million in stolen funds

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

 

State Auditor Shad White’s office returned over $1.3 million back to Mississippi taxpayers last month in stolen or misused funds.

Auditors from the state routinely check and double check the files and funds of both city and county government and are often tipped off by employees of government about abuses and possible theft and fraud.



Kelley Williams: New Normal Filled with Mistrust

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

I suspect, when this is all over, one lasting effect of COVID-19 will be loss of trust.

Loss of trust in experts and other nannies, in governors, in mayors, in local police, in the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration — and in the media (which didn’t have much to start with). 


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Richard Winston 'Wimpy' Gilbert

Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.






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Authorities search for missing inmate in Clarksdale

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is looking for Quitman County Community Work Center Inmate Walter Lee Lewis.                                                                                                                

Lewis, 31, was last seen around 1:05 p.m. Thursday at a jobsite in Clarksdale.



Mary Louise Hicks

Mary Louise Hicks, 60, born July 20, 1959, died at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven Jan. 26, 2020. She was proceeded in death by her parents James Roby and Mary Lee Hicks




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Leon Thomas Corso

Leon Thomas Corso, 96, of Clarksdale and a retired owner/operator of Corso Liquor Store and worked with his father at Corso Distributing, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m.



Broomfield leads way as Lady Wildcats win district

By JOSH TROY / PRESS REGISTER,

Senior guard Patrice Broomfield was the leading scorer in both games as the Clarksdale High School girls won the district tournament championship in Greenwood last week.

Winning the tournament put the Lady Wildcats (20-8, 7-1) in the Class 4A playoffs and they opened with a 59-24 win at home against North Pontotoc Monday night.


Judy M. Agostinelli

Judy M. Agostinelli, 75, died on June 26, 2019 at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. She was born September 6, 1943, the daughter of the late Alesio (Latchie) Marcellini and the late Lavonia Marcellini. Judy had two sisters the late Nancy Marcellini and the late Johnnie Marcellini Rushing.



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