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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


Charlie Banks, Jr.

Charlie Banks, Jr., 59, died July 30, 2019 in Clarksdale.

Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial was at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation was noon to 5 p.m. Friday.

Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.



Mae Byrd Weems

Mae Byrd Weems, 99, a Retired Hostess at NWMRMC, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Washington Care Center. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.



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Marie Jordan Pepper

Marie Jordan Pepper, 66, of Clarksdale, died Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Marie was born Nov. 9, 1952, in Yazoo City to Charles A. Jordan Sr. and Mabel Norman Jordan.





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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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