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Sheriff's Office hosted 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament


Tunica County Sheriff's Office hosted 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament


Tunica, Miss. - The Tunica County Sheriff's Office hosted its 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Tunica National Golf and Tennis in Robinsonville, Mississippi. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Le Bonheur's Children Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Le Bonheur functions as the region's primary Level 1 pediatric trauma center. This year, the golf tournament was in honor of Tunica native, Madysen Acey, who received life-saving care from Le Bonheur in 2010.

There were seven teams to participate. The tournament was a four-man 18 hole scramble. First place, with a score of 58, was Big Six Farm's team of Tommy Swindoll, Jeff Bailey, David Graves, and Greg Arnold. Second place, with a tie-breaking score of 60, was Chuck Graves, Jack Clayton, Donny Flowers, and John Graves. Third place, with a score of 60 was Rodney Whitl, Lance Hardison, Mark Mask, and Kerry Parker. Beau Gregory won the closest to the pin contest.

This years sponsors were Gephart Electrical Construction Company, Howard Industries, Inc., Canon Farms, Planters Bank, Mississippi Supply Company, Inc., Joseph and Barbara Aycock, Canines & Crooks Law Enforcement Supplis, McDonald Outdoor Advertising, Tunica Pharmacy, Citizens Bank & Trust Company, and Delta Southern UAS.

The Sheriff's Office thanks all of the tournament participants and sponsors for their contributions to make this year's tournament a success. We are so appreciative of the support shown and given from our community. We look forward to seeing you all next year, and invite everyone to join us to support this great cause!

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Tunica County Sheriff's Office Take Back Day


Tunica County Sheriff's Office taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 26 at Sheriff's Office

Tunica, Miss. - On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Tunica County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Sheriff's Office at 5126 Old Mhoon Landing Road in Tunica, Mississippi 38676. (Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.


Last fall Americans turned in nearly 469 tons (more than 937,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 17 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 11.8 million pounds-approximately 5,900 tons-of pills.


This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else's medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-both pose potential safety and health hazards.


For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 26 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com.


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Preliminary Results Have Been Released



Preliminary Results Have Been Released


The Tunica County Sheriff's Office has completed its investigation concerning the vehicle accident of Symphony Wilson and the two passengers being 5 year old, Brenilah Moore and 2 year old, Cortez Moore.


The accident was ruled as accidental.  The preliminary autopsy has been released and the primary diagnosis is drowning.  No lethal trauma is noted.  The toxicology report for Symphony Wilson is pending.



Released by the Tunica County Sheriff's Office

Old Sub Shooting



PIO NUMBER:             2019-23-09      

CASE NUMBER:          050436 

DATE OF INCIDENT:   09-23-2019

TIME OF INCIDENT:   10:05 P.M. (2205 Hours) 


TUNICA, MS 37686    




On Monday night, September 23, 2019, approximately 10:05 p.m. the Tunica County Sheriff's Office Communication Center (911 Center) received several calls reporting possible gun shots fired on or near Gay Street located just north of Tunica town limits.  


After receiving these reports, deputies were dispatched to the area. Upon arriving on the scene, deputies discovered a black male with gunshot wounds. After obtaining this information, the Communications Center dispatched Pafford Ambulance Service and Tunica Volunteer Fire Department (First Responders) to the scene.  


Officers were advised of a vehicle attempting to leave the area traveling at a high rate of speed. Deputies were able to stop the vehicle just blocks away from the scene and detained the driver for further investigation.  


The driver was later identified as Quinnardo Gates, 32, a black male, of Tunica, Mississippi. Gates who was charged with a felony for a felon in possession of a firearm and remains in custody at the Tunica County Jail. 


The victim was identified as Mack Bowen, 19, of Tunica, Mississippi. Bowen was pronounced dead on the scene by deputy coroner. His body was transported to the Mississippi Crime Lab (Medical Examiner's Office) for an autopsy. 


While on the scene, Deputies discovered several casings in the area and one weapon was recovered. Also, two (2) vehicles have been sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab in Batesville, Mississippi for processing of evidence. 


The investigation is ongoing, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting the Tunica County Sheriff's Office with the investigation. 

Motorcycle Accident



PIO NUMBER:            2019-22-09      

CASE NUMBER:         050275 

DATE OF INCIDENT:  09-22-2019 

TIME OF INCIDENT:   8:05 P.M. (2005 Hours) 

LOCATION:               HIGHWAY 61/BANKSTON DRIVE - TUNICA, MS    37686     



At approximately 8:05 p.m. on Sunday night, September 22, 2019, the Tunica County Sheriff's Office received 911 calls reporting an accident with injuries, involving a vehicle and a motorcycle near the intersection of US Highway 61 N and Bankston Drive in Tunica, Mississippi.  


After receiving the call, the Sheriff's Office Communications Center dispatched deputies, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Pafford Ambulance Service, and Tunica Volunteer Fire Department to the scene. 


Upon arrival, it was discovered that the driver of the motorcycle was seriously injured and was transported by Pafford Ambulance Service to Baptist Memorial Hospital - DeSoto in Southaven, MS.


Tunica County Sheriff's Office received information from Baptist Memorial Hospital - DeSoto that the driver sustained life-threatening injuries from the accident and succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Marcus Cox, 35, a black male, of Tunica, Mississippi.  


The accident is under investigation by Mississippi Highway Patrol.  

Search Efforts Underway for Female & Two Children

Tunica County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a vehicle accident that occurred around 10:00 a.m. between Fitz Casino and Tunica River Park.  The vehicle is described as a gray Chevy Suburban driven by a Symphony Wilson, 29, of Tunica, MS and also occupied with a five-year-old female and a two-year-old male. 

The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office, along with Desoto County Sheriff’s Office Diving Unit, Search & Rescue Unit and Air Support; Mississippi Fish & Wildlife; Mississippi Gaming Commission; First Responders and Pafford EMS are currently on the scene.  Additional search units are being notified to assist in the search.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Juvenile Injured at Aquatic Center



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                  




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



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 





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


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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