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Two inmates escape from Mississippi detention center

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www.wjtv.com – Kaitlin Howell – 2024-07-05 08:38:02

SUMMARY: Two inmates, 24-year-old Tyrekennel Collins and 18-year-old Dezarrious Johnson, escaped from the Claiborne County Detention Center in Mississippi early Friday morning. Collins, accused of killing his cousin in Copiah County, and Johnson were being held for charges in Copiah and Jefferson counties, respectively. The Claiborne County Sheriff's Office reported the escape occurred around 2:20 a.m. on July 5. Both inmates are considered armed and dangerous. Authorities are urging anyone with information on their whereabouts to contact the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office immediately.

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Tupelo police say it takes team effort to fight human trafficking

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www.wcbi.com – Allie Martin – 2024-07-12 19:03:40

SUMMARY: Recent arrests of Memphis women Terraneika Poplar and Destiny Plummer in , Mississippi, have highlighted human trafficking concerns. a tip, Tupelo found them with a minor at a motel and charged them with human trafficking. Detective Cassidy Jumper emphasized the stealthy methods traffickers use to lure victims. Lynn Fitch's “Be the Solution” initiative aims to combat human trafficking by involving enforcement, the public, and schools. are urged to monitor their 's social and financial transactions. For assistance and resources, visit the 's website or contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

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LCSD adds two motorcycles to patrol fleet

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www.wcbi.com – Kaitlyn Yeatman – 2024-07-12 18:59:54

SUMMARY: The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi has added two motorcycles to its fleet to address the county's speeding problem. Equipped with radar, sirens, and lights, these motorcycles are intended to enhance public safety. Sheriff Eddie Hawkins highlighted that motorcycles are more discrete than cars, making them effective in neighborhoods for monitoring speeders. Motor Deputy Gabriel Texidor emphasized the bikes' agility in traffic during responses to accidents. The department aims to improve road safety as speeding poses significant risks. Additionally, Lowndes is one of two counties in Mississippi authorized to use radar on enforcement vehicles.

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Two women found dead shocks neighbors in Winston County

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www.wcbi.com – Grace Brister – 2024-07-12 18:56:44

SUMMARY: Authorities discovered the bodies of Linda Daniels and Chancie Ware in a home on Zion Ridge Road, Winston County, Mississippi. Bloody clothes and bed sheets were found in a garbage can. Neighbor Alvin Hoskin called the after noticing that Daniels' couldn't contact their mother for days. Carlos Daniels, identified as a person of interest and the son of one victim and boyfriend of the other, was apprehended in Scott County for unrelated warrants. Daniels, who cut off his ankle monitor, will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder. The investigation is ongoing with no released motive or cause of .

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