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Juvenile Injured at Aquatic Center

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PIO NUMBER:     2019-29-07    CASE NUMBER:     040043 

DATE OF INCIDENT:   07-29-2019 

TIME OF INCIDENT:   1:28 P.M. (1328 Hours) 

LOCATION:                 1165 ABBAY DRIVE, TUNICA, MS  38676                  

 

DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT: 

 

At approximately 1:28 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call for medical assistance at the Aquatic Center located in the G.W. Henderson Recreation Complex, at 1165 Abbay Drive, Tunica, Mississippi 38676.

 

After receiving this Medical Request, the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center dispatched Pafford Ambulance Service (County Medical Provider) and a Deputy Sheriff to this location. 

 

On arrival at the Aquatic Center, Sheriff’s Deputies met and spoke with Mr. Anthony Fincher of 7377 Overlook Drive, New Albany, Mississippi.  He, Anthony Fincher, advised the Sheriff Deputies that he allowed his son (age 5) to climb the twelve-foot (12’) diving platform and his son became afraid of the height and fell hitting the concrete floor.

 

The juvenile was treated on the scene by Pafford Ambulance Service and was later airlifted by Pafford Air One to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee for further treatment. 

 

For further details relating to this accident, individuals are requested to contact Mr. Billy Willis, Director of Tunica County Parks and Recreation at 662-357-0523. 

UPDATE: Death Investigation

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PIO NUMBER:              2019-29-07   CASE NUMBER:        040013 

DATE OF INCIDENT:    07-29-2019 

TIME OF INCIDENT:    8:37 A.M. (0837 Hours) 

LOCATION:                  3515 U.S. HIGHWAY 61 NORTH, TUNICA, MS  38676

VICTIM(S):                  ELIZA GREEN 

SUSPECT(S):               UNDER INVESTIGATION 

 

DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT: 

 

At approximately 8:37 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call in reference to welfare concern of an individual, who was believed to be a guest at the Royal Inn and Suites, located at 3515 U.S. Highway North. The caller provided the Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Operator with a possible room number. 

After receiving this information, the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center dispatched a Deputy Sheriff to this location, 3515 U.S. Highway North.

 

On arrival at the Royal Inn and Suites, Sheriff Deputies attempted to make contact with this individual by knocking on the door, of the room number given, several times. After this attempt failed, the Sheriff Deputies requested assistance from an employee of Royal Inn and Suites in making entry into the room.

 

Upon entry to the room, Sheriff’s Deputies observed two (2) individuals one (1) male and one (1) female) lying in the bed. The Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to wake these individuals, but they could not.  The Sheriff’s Deputies immediately requested Pafford Ambulance Service (County Emergency Medical Provider) and Sheriff’s Office Investigators to the scene. 

 

The male individual, Leroy Davis, of 495 Evansville Road, Coldwater, Mississippi 38618 was treated on the scene by Pafford Ambulance Service and was later airlifted by Pafford Air One to Methodist University in Memphis, Tennessee. 

 

The female individual, Eliza Green of 1378 Bankston Drive, Apartment A502, Tunica, Mississippi 38676 was pronounced dead on the scene by the Tunica County Deputy Coroner Casey Johnson.  

 

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office Investigators requested that the body of Eliza Green be transported to the Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson, Mississippi for an autopsy/examination. 

At this time, there have been no charges filed. However, this is still an on-going investigation.

 

The Tunica County Sheriff, K. C. Hamp, Sr., ask anyone with information pertaining to this incident please contact the 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. 

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Death Investigation at Local Hotel

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Date of Incident:       July 29, 2019

Time of Incident:       8:37 a.m.

Location:                    Royal Inn & Suites, 3515 Highway 61, Tunica, Mississippi

On Monday, July 29, 2019 around 0837 hours, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a welfare concern at the Royal Inn Hotel on Highway 61.  On officer’s arrival at 0844 hours, two subjects were found unresponsive.  A black male subject was airlifted to the Methodist University by wings.   The black female subject was pronounced deceased on the scene.  The cause of death is unknown pending the results of an autopsy.  At this time, no names are being released.

This investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Suspect Arrested in Tunica County

Patrick Jermal Alexander

On today's date at approximately 3:35 p.m., the Tunica County Sheriff's Office, along with members of the U.S. Marshal Service, apprehended Patrick Jermal Alexander, 20, B/M, of 3935 Kingston Drive in Horn Lake, Mississippi on warrants from Shelby County, Tennessee in the Buck Island Community.

The Shelby County (TN) Sheriff's Office had outstanding warrants on Patrick Jermal Alexander for:

Criminal Aggravated First Degree Murder (39-13-202) Aggravated Assault (39-13-102D)

The subject was transported to the Tunica County Jail and is currently detained awaiting, pending extradition to the State of Tennessee.

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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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Office Closing

                                                                                                                                         

                                                         

                

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