The Administrative Offices of the Tunica County Sheriff's Office will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday.
All offices will reopen on Monday, November 13, 2017.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a missing person investigation. On Thursday, October 26, 2017 about 9:45 p.m., the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Tunica Cut-off for a welfare check. Deputies attempted to be make contact with a Walter Bauman, who had been out in his boat earlier that day. The MS Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks, Tunica Fire Department and Desoto County Rescue also assisted in the search.
On today’s day, October 27, 2017, the search for Mr. Bauman continued. Mr. Bauman’s boat was located, along with some personal items. At this time, Mr. Bauman is classified as missing.
Walter Bauman is described as a 66 year old, white male, blue eyes, brown hair, 5’10” in height and weighing 155 lbs.
Please contact the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 363-1411, if you come in contact with Mr. Walter Bauman.
Tameka Carodine Wade
Mrs. Tameka Carodine Wade was located today, October 19, 2017 just after 1:00 p.m. in Memphis, Tennessee. Murray Wade is currently in custody at the Memphis Police Department.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a missing person investigation. On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 about 12:00 p.m., Mrs. Tameka M. Carodine Wade was last seen in a 2001 Ford F150, black in color, leaving her residence on Bright Corner Road in Dundee, MS. The vehicle was being driven and registered to her estranged husband, Murray Wade.
At this time, Mrs. Wade is still missing, possibly endangered and has an active protection order against her estranged husband.
Mrs. Wade is 37 years of age, 4’9” in height, weighing 120 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.
Murray Wade is 63 years of age, 5’8” in height, weighing 165 lbs with a clean-shaven head and brown eyes.
If anyone has any information concerning the whereabouts of Mrs. Tameka Wade or Mr. Murray Wade, please contact the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (662) 363-1411 or Tunica Crime Stoppers at (662) 910-0400.
Dereon P. Romero
On Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at approximately 12:22 a.m., Tunica County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to Bankston Arms Apartment in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, deputies observed a male subject lying on the ground, whom was later identified as Dereon P. Romero, 26, of 1390 Bankston Road, Apt. #6 in Tunica. Dereon P. Romero was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this shooting, but no arrest has been made at this time.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, we urge you to call Tunica County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (662) 363-1411 or Tunica Crime Stoppers at (662) 910-0400. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and information leading to an arrest can pay up to $1,000.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office needs help in identifying this person, who is impersonating a law enforcement official in the Tunica Resorts area. The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received notification from one of the local casinos that a guest had come in contact with a black female posing as an undercover agent. The victim was asked for an undetermined amount of money or would be transported to jail, if the request was denied. The subject left the resorts area with the money from the victim.
If you know the identity of this person of interest, please contact the Tunica Crime Stoppers at (662) 910-0400. Information leading to an arrest can pay up to $1,000 cash reward.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating two shootings that occurred overnight in the Kirby Estates Apartment complex. It has not been determined if the incidents are related.
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 about 10:27 p.m., Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to 2466 Kirby Road in reference to a shooting that lead to two people being injured and in need of medical assistance. Both victims were transported to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
At 2:39 a.m. on June 1, 2017, Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a second shooting call at Kirby Estates Apartments. The victim was also transported to Regional One Medical Center.
At this time, a person of interest is being held for questioning. More information will be released as it becomes available.
The phone lines at the Tunica County Sheriff's Office are back up and operating.
The Administrative Line (662-363-1411) at the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office is temporarily down. For non-emergency calls, please call (662-363-2175). All emergencies, dial 911!!!
Crews are currently working to get the phone line up and operating.
We will continue to send updates throughout the day.
Update 2:10 p.m.
The person of interest in the early morning shooting of Olletta F. Jones has been identified as Joseph Bland, 33, of Robinsonville, MS.
Bland has been charged with murder and his bond has been set $1,000,000.00.
This investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Oletta F. Jones
At approximately 5:14 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting shots fired in the area of 4920 Casino Strip Blvd in the Tunica Resorts area. Officers arrived on the scene and observed a vehicle parked in the roadway and a subject lying outside the vehicle.
The investigation revealed that a subject had been shot and was later pronounced dead on the scene by the Deputy Coroner of Tunica County. The victim was identified as Olletta F. Jones, 45, of Newton, Mississippi.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office has requested the assistance of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to assist in the investigation. At this time, a person of interest is in custody.
Traffic was detoured from Casino Way & Fitzgerald Boulevard for approximately five hours. Traffic is now back open.
The Administrative Offices of the Tunica County Sheriff's Office will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of the New Year Holiday.
All offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.