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Man booked in Brookhaven armed robbery, pursuit

A Jackson man faces multiple felony charges after an armed robbery and prolonged pursuit through Brookhaven on Tuesday.Jimmy Burks, 26, was charged with armed robbery, felony fleeing and two counts of assault on a police officer, according to a report from the Daily Leader.Burks reportedly robbed an

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 13:00:00

Brookhaven man arrested for aggravated assault - Daily Leader

The Lincoln County Jail Docket for Monday was as follows:• Ryan Allen, 04/08/1976, 911 Kramer Lane — arrested for felony possession of controlled substance by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.• William Lloyd Brewer, 07/06/1993, 2889 Old Church Road, Wesson — arrested for structure burglary by LCSO.

DAILY LEADER - 2018-08-15 02:54:18

Accused shoplifter leads police on chase - Daily Leader

A Brookhaven man suspected of shoplifting led police officers on a chase at elevated speeds through Brookhaven Monday night that included sheriff’s deputies and troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol.Jimmy Townes, 46, of SE Greenwood Lane, was charged with felony fleeing or eluding police in a

DAILY LEADER - 2018-08-15 03:13:58

Suspect accused of armed robbery at Walmart caught after ramming police truck - Daily Leader

Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins said the suspect, who has not been identified, is believed to have robbed the woman around 3 p.m. He was spotted driving through Brookhaven soon after and a chase by police began. Collins said the suspect attempted to run over an officer and then rammed a poli

DAILY LEADER - 2018-08-14 21:09:33

BPD reports 3 animal control calls Tuesday - Daily Leader

Police reportsThe Brookhaven Police Department’s reports for Tuesday were as follows:• Traffic stop on Hwy. 51 South• Traffic stop on Union Street Extension• Traffic stop on Brookway Boulevard• Alarm on North Whitworth Avenue• Vehicle accident on Brookway Boulevard• Unlock on East Cherokee Street• U

DAILY LEADER - 2018-08-16 02:11:47

Man indicted in New Year’s Eve killing

Michael Bloomer, 31, 903 Third St., McComb, was indicted for allegedly shooting Prentiss Pounds, 33, McComb, with a semi-automatic assault rifle during a break-in at the home of Ella Ellzey on Dec. 31, 2017.

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 13:00:00

Native brings island sound to Ole Brook - Daily Leader

A Brookhaven native is bringing a little taste of the Virgin Islands to Southwest Mississippi in September when his band performs at the Lincoln Civic Center fall fair.The Shane Prather Band will be onstage at the multipurpose building Sept. 7. Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7 p.m.The mid

DAILY LEADER - 2018-08-16 02:20:06

Firefighters respond to tree, power line on house Tuesday - Daily Leader

King’s Daughters Medical Center Ambulance Service reported 15 calls Tuesday; seven were transfers with two in the city, one to Jackson, one to Copiah County and three to Pike County; eight emergency calls, six medical, with two in the city and four in the county; one trauma in the county and one MVA

DAILY LEADER - 2018-08-16 02:14:12

Anderson pleads not guilty to murder - Daily Leader

A Natchez man accused of murder and assault in a deadly Brookhaven nightclub shooting will fight the charges in court.Justin Devon Anderson, 24, pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder and six counts of aggravated assault at his formal arraignment in Lincoln County Circuit Court Monda


If we want a safer city, we must do our part - Daily Leader

Another daylight armed robbery in a very public place is likely to alarm Brookhaven residents. That’s understandable.On Tuesday, an 82-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint in the Walmart parking lot. Jimmy Burks,of Jackson, 26, was charged with armed robbery, felony fleeing and two counts of assaul

DAILY LEADER - 2018-08-16 01:52:58

Man pleads not guilty in shooting that killed 1, wounded 6

Lawyer Zach Jex says he'll renew a request to reduce Anderson's $500,000 bail, saying he's now been jailed for eight months. Lincoln County Circuit Judge Michael Taylor denied an initial request after Assistant District Attorney Diane Jones argued against it.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-14 18:56:53

MHP reports 4 wrecks over weekend - Daily Leader

King’s Daughters Medical Center Ambulance Service reported 41 calls Friday-Sunday. Eight were transfers, with two in the city and six to Jackson. There were 33 emergency calls; 21 medical, with 13 in the city and eight in the county; four traumas, with three in the city and one in the county; five M


BPD, LCSO report 9 disturbance calls over weekend - Daily Leader

Police reportsThe Brookhaven Police Department’s reports for Friday-Sunday were as follows:• Suspicious person on Old Wesson Road• Alarm on Hwy. 51 N• Alarm on North Whitworth Avenue• Traffic stop on Boyce Drive• Directing traffic on South Whitworth Avenue• Unlock on Dianne Drive• Found property on


Lady Panthers score 34 runs in opening sweep - Daily Leader

“We hit the ball extremely well in both games,” said Vinson. “We do have some things we need to clean up defensively, but we’ll keep tweaking the lineup to make improvements. This team has great chemistry, they are a competitive, gritty group that are a lot of fun to be around and coach.”


Medical claims up but premiums level for city - Daily Leader

Despite a nearly 30 percent increase in medical claims, the city’s insurance company is not increasing the cost of premiums for employees.Sylvia Kings gave the Brookhaven Board of Aldermen the good news at a recent meeting.“Blue Cross Blue Shield is not giving us a rate increase. The rates will stay


Police bag grocery robber hiding next to ice machine in Summit - Daily Leader

SUMMIT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of armed robbery tried to play it cool, but the heat found him anyway.Patrick James Burns, 42, was arrested hiding next to an ice machine Saturday while trying to rob the Piggly Wiggly in Summit at gunpoint.Summit Police Officer William Harris was on pa

DAILY LEADER - 2018-08-14 22:51:09

'Peter Pan' flies away with Haven awards - Daily Leader

“Peter Pan” was the big winner at the second annual Haven Awards Saturday night with actors, actresses, directors and behind-the-scenes volunteers walking away with trophies for their efforts.The Brookhaven Little Theatre production swept the categories, earning awards for best actress, supporting a


BPD, LCSO arrest 2 for trespassing - Daily Leader

Arrest reportsThe Lincoln County Jail Docket for Thursday was as follows:• Jakeish Parker, 07/30/1995, 242 East Chippewa Street — arrested for trespassing by Brookhaven Police Department.


Brookhaven man arrested for grand larceny - Daily Leader

Arrest reportsThe Lincoln County Jail Docket for Wednesday was as follows:• Morris Michael Robinson, 07/24/1952, 926 Old Brook Road — arrested for trespassing by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.


Religious billboards raise ire of Brookhaven alderwoman - Daily Leader

Brookhaven Alderwoman Shelley Harrigill wants businessman Wayne Wallace to make his Ten Commandment billboard on Hwy. 51 go away and take the “Wake Up America” sign with it.“I think he needs to take his signs down. The plastics are starting to get loose and are flapping in the wind. He just needs to