PRESS RELEASES

Arrests in Beaver Meadow

A search warrant was served on a residence in the Beaver Meadow Community, on July 9, 2019 by Jasper County authorities , along with Jones County Sheriff’s Deputies, DEA, Choctaw Police, and Bureau of Indian Affairs executed the warrant. Five individuals were arrested and a sixth person, Terrence Robinson, is currently wanted by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department on related charges. Illegal drugs and firearms were recovered as evidence from the residence..

ATV’s Recovered and Arrests made

Arrest made in ATV thefts from CR 10 in the Stringer area as well as from CR 13 in the Louin area. Three arrest have been made in connection with the thefts on CR 10 in Stringer Community, Burriel Sumrall from Jasper County, Michael Dillian McWilliams, and Donnie D. Jefcoat both from Jones County. A warrant has also been issued for Robert Crews of Jones County in connection with this case.
One arrest has been made in connection with the theft on CR 13, in the Louin Community. Shon L. Johnson of Newton County has been arrested and a warrant has been issued for David McIntosh of Newton County. Sumrall, McWilliams and Johnson remain in Jasper County jail and Jefcoat has been picked up and transferred to the Jones County Adult Detention Facility.

McCurdy arrested on multiple charges

On January 15,2019 Jasper County Deputies arrested Channing McCurdy for sale of a controlled substance. A search was conducted at McCurdy’s home and the land around his residence. During the search approximately 3 ounces of cocaine, and approximately 1  pound of marijuana were discovered along with a stolen firearm and approximately $13,100 was seized. McCurdy is facing multiple charges including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bond will be set by Judge Marvin Jones at a later date.

Drug arrest

On Thursday, January 10th at approximately 6:15pm, a Deputy made a traffic stop on Hwy 528 in Bay Springs. During this traffic stop, approximately three pounds of marijuana was discovered. Justin Lee Patterson and Shatoria Monique Porter were both arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, tampering with evidence and trafficking of controlled substance. Both are being held in the Jasper County jail and their bond will be set at a later date by Judge Marvin Jones.

Drugs and stolen property arrest

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department served an arrest warrant for sale of a controlled substance on Jason Scott Hicks, 39, at his residence on CR 1216 in the Nazareth Community. Upon arrival, officers entered the residence and made contact with Jacob Wayne Porter, 26, who was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Both Hicks and Porter were transported to the Jasper County Jail, where they remain while waiting on their initial appearance before Judge Marvin Jones. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department also ran a search warrant on the residence and the surrounding property controlled be Hicks. Approximately one pound of marijuana, twenty ecstasy pills, and powdered cocaine were discovered and taken into evidence. Stolen firearms were recovered along with more items believed to be stolen. The items seized during the search range from computers to various power tools, welding equipment, and hunting supplies, along with various other items. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department will be documenting the property recovered and attempting to find the rightful owner. If you believe some of these items are yours, please contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department at 601-764-2588.
I would personally like to thank the following officers of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department for their hard work and dedication: Investigator Jody White, Narcotic Officers Derick Knight and R H Stockman, and Deputies Jeremy Pinson, Larry Hayes, Steven Graeser, Chris McCullough, and Kirk Thornton.

Chop Shop arrest made

On September 25th Jasper County Authorities arrested Dale Culpepper of Stringer, MS for operating a Chop Shop, a violation of MS Code 63-25-5. Culpepper is accused of changing or having someone change the VIN number on a flood vehicle in order to obtain a clear title. Jasper County notified the Mississippi Highway Patrol and an Agent with NICB (National Insurance Crime Bureau) of Culpepper’s alleged activity. MHP and NICB were also notified that Culpepper was going to bring the vehicle in question for salvage inspection to MHP on Tuesday morning. Culpepper was detained at the  MHP Salvage Office until Jasper County Authorities arrived and took Culpepper into custody. Deputies and NICB personnel searched Southern Collision Body Shop and the surrounding property where additional evidence was collected. Jasper County Sheriff’s Department is asking that anyone who purchased a vehicle from Dale Culpepper, D and D Auto Sales, Southern Collision Body Shop or Culpepper Auto Sales to please contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department at 601-764-2588 so we can check your vehicle and make sure you actually received what you purchased.

Harris captured

Acting on a tip on the whereabouts of Malik Harris, Bay Springs Police Department along with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department responded to a home on Smith St. in Bay Springs. Authorities made verbal contact with Harris at the residence. Harris refused to surrender to authorities. We reached out to Jones County Sheriff’s Department for support and they were responding with an armored vehicle and additional swat members. After a 30 to 45 minute standoff, Harris surrendered to authorities without incident, and Jones County was notified their assistance was no longer needed. Harris was transported to the Jasper County Jail and is being charged with Aggravated Assault. Harris bond will be set by Judge Marvin Jones at a later time.

Murder investigation

Around 2:30 AM on May 19, 2018 the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a drive by shooting on Hwy 11 north of Heidelberg, MS. An 18 year female was pronounced dead at the scene and 2 male passengers 18 and 19 years of age received non life threatening injuries. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation with the assistance of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department. Please contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department at
601-764-2588 or Crime Stoppers with any information. You can remain anonymous and possibly receive a reward.

Lawhorn found dead!

A body believed to be that of murder suspect from TN, Casey Lawhorn, has been found in Vossburg, MS. It appears to be death by self inflicted gun shot. Jasper County Sheriff and Coroner along with MS BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION are on the scene as of 10 am.

Body found in Jasper County

*BREAKING NEWS* According to Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson, a body has been found in the Vossburg, MS area. It is believed to be the body of TN murder suspect, Casey Lawhorn. More details to come.