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Wilson Graduates from MLEOTA

The Tunica County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Deputy Sheriff Lincoln Wilson from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in Pearl, Mississippi.  Deputy Wilson successfully completed the 12-week Basic Law Enforcement Training in becoming a certified officer in the State of Mississippi.  

Deputy Wilson is congratulated by Assistant Chief Eugene Bridges, Commander Jammie Lewis and Training Captain Derrick Tucker.

CONGRATULATIONS, DEPUTY WILSON!!!

 

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Charges Upgraded in Shooting

 

Anfrenee Harris

Dontarrius Hibbler

Ronald Ladd, Jr.

 

UPDATE* * * * * * * * * * UPDATE* * * * * * * * * * UPDATE

 

On Tuesday Morning, April 2, 2019, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office Investigators attended the Initial Appearance Hearing, before a Justice Court Judge, for Anfernee Harris and Dontarrius Hibbler. It was found that:

 

Anfernee Harris: 

Count One: Second Degree Murder [97-3-21(2)] Bond: $100,000.00 

Count Two: Aggravated Assault; Deadly Weapon [97-3-7 (2)(a)(i)] Bond: $  50,000.00 

 

Dontarrius Hibbler: 

Count One: Second Degree Murder [97-3-21(2)]    Bond: $110,000.00 

Count Two: Aggravated Assault; Deadly Weapon [97-3-7 (2)(a)(i)] Bond: $   60,000.00 

 

However, the Judge entered a Revocation of the Bond pursuant to the State Constitution. This Revocation was ordered because Dontarrius Hibbler was previously released on bail for Aggravated Assault and Drive-by Shooting that occurred on June 29, 2018. 

 

Also, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office Investigators obtained a warrant for a third suspect for Second Degree Murder:

 

Ronald Ladd, Jr., Black Male, age 20, of 1020 W Street, Tunica, Mississippi.  

 

The Tunica County Sheriff, K. C. Hamp, Sr., ask anyone with information pertaining to this incident please contact Investigation Division, Major Jones or Captain Logan, at 662-363-1411 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact the Tunica County Crime Stoppers at 662-910-0400. 

 

THIS REPORT BY:  

Randy S. Stewart, Chief Deputy 

April 2, 2019 (1545 Hours) 

 

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Search Continues for Suspect in Shooting Incident

Anfrenee Harris

Dontarrius Hibbler

PIO NUMBER:                  2019-01-04 

CASE NUMBER:                017491 

DATE OF INCIDENT:        03-31-2019 

TIME OF INCIDENT:        3:42 P.M. (1542 Hours) 

LOCATION:                      NELLIE JOHNSON DRIVE, TUNICA, MS  38676   

VICTIM(S):                      SKYEESHA PIGE 

SUSPECT(S):                    ANFERNEE HARRIS & DONTARRIUS HIBBLER 

 

At approximately 3:42 p.m. on Sunday Afternoon, March 31, 2019, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received several 9-1-1 calls in reference to shots fired in the area of Nellie Johnson Drive. 

 

On arrival Sheriff Deputies observed one (1) female subject in a vehicle that had a single gunshot wound to the head. After receiving this information, the Communications Center dispatched Pafford Ambulance Service and the Tunica Volunteer Fire Department First Responders to the scene.

 

This subject (Skyeesha Pige, Black Female, age 26, of 968 Nellie Johnson Drive, Tunica, Mississippi) was air lifted to Region One Medical Center by Pafford Air Medical Services. The subject is currently listed in Critical Condition. 

 

During the investigation, it was revealed that Skyeesha Pige was an innocent bystander traveling in her vehicle enroute to her residence when this shooting occurred. It is believed that another subject, Tevin Vardaman, while traveling on Nellie Johnson Drive in a 2001 Nissan Maxima was the intended target of the shooter. 

 

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office Investigators obtained warrants on Aggravated Assault charges for: 

Anfernee J. Harris, Black Male, age 22, of 8236 Dundee Road, Dundee, Mississippi Dontarrius M. Hibbler, Black Male, age 18, of 2661 Old Highway 61, Apartment H-2, Tunica, Mississippi

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Anfernee J. Harris on Aggravated Assault charges and is currently looking for Dontarrius M. Hibbler.

 

The Tunica County Sheriff, K. C. Hamp, Sr., ask anyone with information pertaining to this incident please contact Investigation Division, Major Jones or Captain Logan, at 662-363-1411 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact the Tunica County Crime Stoppers at 662-910-0400. 

 

THIS REPORT BY: 

 

Randy S. Stewart, Chief Deputy 

April 1, 2019 

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Notice of Changes to Text Alert System on Website

The Tunica Sheriff’s Office will upgrade its text message alert notification feature on or before March 30, 2019. The upgraded text alert system will feature a new link in the message body. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below is an example of a current alert with the current link and a sample of the same alert with the new link:

As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line and a From address of Tunica Sheriff MS. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.

To sign up for alert notifications from our office, to change your subscription, or to unsubscribe from our alerts, please go to our Sign Up for Alerts page: www.tunicamssheriff.com/alerts_signup.php.

The Tunica Sheriff’s Office welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please contact us at 662.363.1411

 As always, we wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement enhances the security and quality of life we all enjoy.

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Local Man Shot in the Sears Subdivision

On Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at approximately 7:21 p.m., the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an individual who stated that he had been shot.  The individual gave the address of 1035 Park Drive located in the Sears Subdivision.

On arrival of Sheriff Deputies, the area was secured and one (1) individual with multiple gunshot wounds was located. 

This individual was treated on the scene by Pafford Ambulance Service and later transported to Region One Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee by hospital wings (Helicopter Medevac Services).  The individual was treated and released early Wednesday morning.

The individual was later identified as Kendrick Bass, 22, of 1035 Park Drive in Tunica, Mississippi.

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone having any information pertaining to crime, please contact the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 363-1411 or Tunica County Crime Stoppers at (662) 910-0400.

Sheriff's Office Investigates Juvenile's Homicide

On Saturday, December 15, 2018 at approximately 11:21 p.m., while a routine business check was being conducted, Sheriff Deputies advised the Communication Center of shots fired in the area of 2251 U.S. Highway 61 North DBA “Lots of Love”.

Once inside the business, Sheriff Deputies located one (1) individual with a gunshot wound to the right shoulder.  The individual was treated and transported by Pafford Ambulance Service to Region One Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was later released.  The individual was identified as Tyrese Lockett, 19, of Horn Lake, Mississippi.

While Sheriff Deputies were investigating the above-mentioned incident, they heard several gunshots coming from behind the business located at 2251 U.S. Highway 61 South, in the Auditorium area, located at the intersection of Coldwater Street and Sears Avenue.

Once Sheriff Deputies arrived in the area, they located (1) individual near the Auditorium with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.  This individual was later pronounced dead on the scene by the Assistant County Coroner/Medical Examiner.  This individual was later identified as Michael Jackson, 15, of Tunica, Mississippi.

During the investigation, Sheriff’s Investigators located one (1) stolen firearm and arrested Damarius Dixon of Clarksdale, Mississippi for Possession of Stolen Firearm.

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone having any information pertaining to these crimes, please contact the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 363-1411 or Tunica County Crime Stoppers at (662) 910-0400.

 

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office will be out in full force for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over blitz.  Various checkpoints and saturations will be set up to detain those who choose to drink and drive and hopefully deter others from drinking and driving.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a public safety campaign initiative involving state, city and county law enforcement officers across the United States.  It will be implemented during a two and a half week period encompassing the Christmas/ New Year’s Holidays. (December 14, 2018 – January 1, 2019)

Patrol presence will be heightened during this period by setting up various checkpoints and saturations throughout the county.  This initiative is geared toward saving lives by ticketing and arresting those that drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. By cracking down on impaired driving, fatalities and injuries will be greatly reduced on America's roadways. You can help us by reporting impaired driving. The life you save may be your own!

During holiday seasons, an increased number of drivers are on the road; and being safe, by all means, is always of the utmost importance.  As always, you should wear your seatbelt, utilize child restraints and obey all traffic laws.  Together, we can make this community safe for traveling.  Tunica County Sheriff’s Office urges citizens to use these tips to plan safe travel:

Designate a non-drinking driver to make sure you and everyone with you arrive home safely. Don’t get in a car with someone who has been drinking.        Obey all traffic laws to ensure safety to and from your destination. Do not provide or purchase alcohol to anyone underage

Sheriff KC Hamp encourages everyone to enjoy this holiday period.  Please remember that the law requires you to be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages. Be safe and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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