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Bobby Cobb arraigned, bond set in Poolville murder case

February 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Bobby Joe Cobb, accused in the shooting death Saturday of Jeffrey Whitten, was arraigned Monday in Union County.. Bobby Cobb, age 28, being held in Poolville murder. Cobb, age 28, is charged with first degree murder. Justice Court. Justice Court Judge Davis Garrison set Cobb’s bond at $1-million. The case will [Continue Reading]

Kratom: balm for opioid addicts or bane of law enforcement?

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

The kratom tree, specifically its glossy green leaves, has been used for centuries by Asians to boost energy, treat coughing, diarrhea, chronic pain and opium addiction. Kratom leaves Kratom, known in the scientific world as Mitragyna speciosa, is a member of the Rubiaceae family, which also includes coffee plants. [Continue Reading]

Sheriff’s investigation of Myrtle shooting death continues

September 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

An autopsy was performed last week in Jackson on the body of Fred Nugent, age 56, who died after a gun battle near Myrtle, Friday, Sept. 1. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards told on Wednesday, September 13th, that the autopsy report had not yet been received from the State of Mississippi Crime [Continue Reading]

Union County rape suspect captured near Lee/Pontotoc County line

August 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

A man believed to have raped a woman in Union County early Saturday morning, August 26, was captured Monday afternoon after an intense law enforcement chase. The rape suspect, Louis Winston Scott, age 44, was arrested near the Lee/Pontotoc County line about 3 p.m., August 28th, after a pursuit that began around 11 am. [Continue Reading]

Several horses seized and relocated, local man arrested

July 27, 2017 // 1 Comment

Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said that his deputies seized several horses Wednesday, July 26, from a location in eastern Union County. Edwards said his officers, acting on a court order, seized the animals. Michael Dancy, age 52, of the Alpine community was arrested on misdemeanor charges related to the neglect [Continue Reading]

Crime Stoppers banquet draws local law enforcement officers

January 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – Law enforcement officers from Union County and New Albany attended the Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi banquet, Wednesday, January  25. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson, Jim Owen of Congressman Trent Kelly’s staff and Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre. Crime Stoppers Northeast MS [Continue Reading]

Sheriff makes arrests in strong-arm robbery attempts

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS- The Union County Sheriff’s Office arrested members of a small gang that had been threatening motorists in the northeastern portion of rural Union County since early January. The incidents had caused considerable concern and apprehension among residents in that part of the county. Union County [Continue Reading]
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