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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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Local Man Killed in Shooting

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 9:49 p.m., Tunica County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received a call stated that subject had been shot at 1394 Sears Street.  Upon arrival, Sheriff Deputies  discovered a black male, lying near the front door of his residence, with a fatal gunshot wound.  The subject was later identified as Leroy Thomas AKA Duck, 72, of 1394 Sears Street.

No arrests have been made at this time.

If anyone have any information in regards to this incident, Sheriff Hamp encourages all callers to call the Tunica County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division at (662) 363-1411 or Tunica Crime Stoppers at (662) 910-0400.  All calls reported reported to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.


Information Wanted in Shooting Incident

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Phone Lines Down

The Tunica County Sheriff's Office is in the process of changing their landline services.  There will be a temporary interruption in service for at least an hour.

For ALL non-emergency calls, please call 662-541-2576. All emergencies, dial 911!!!

We will provide updates when the lines are back in operation.


Click It or Ticket Campaign



From May 21-June 3, 2018, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office and other local and state law enforcement agencies across the nation are stepping up enforcement to crack down on motorists who aren’t wearing their seatbelts for the Click it or Ticket Blitz.  Click it or ticket isn’t about citations; it’s about saving lives.  From 2012 to 2016, seat belts saved nearly 60,000 lives.  If all passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts, an additional 2,456 lives could have been saved in 2016 alone.

High visibility seat belt enforcement is important 24 hours a day, but nighttime is especially deadly for unbuckled occupants.  Therefore, officers will be out in full force ensuring driver and occupants’ safety.  

If you are driving this Memorial Day weekend, whether it’s a short trip to the grocery store or a long-haul across the state and aren’t buckled up, you will receive a written citation for seat belt violation.  You should buckle up every trip, every day throughout the year.  Please be mindful that by choosing to not use your seat belt, you and your passengers could be ticketed; and with this you risk your life and the lives of others.

The DUI staff of the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office will also be in full operation.  Sheriff Hamp encourages you not to drink and drive and be safe at all times.  Enjoy your holiday!

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