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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.

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Willie Charles Clark

Willie Charles Clark, 60, of Jonestown died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at home.

A public viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.



Wayne L. Ashby

Wayne L. Ashby, 83, a Lyon resident, retired farmer and co-owner and operator of the family grocery store, passed away Saturday August 3, 2019 at home. Visitation is 11 a.m. to noon Monday, August 5, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside service is at noon Monday, August 5, 2019 at Memorial Gardens in Lyon.


Corey D. Stokes

Corey D. Stokes, 48, of Clarksdale died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.

A public viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.



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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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.


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Obituaries

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