Robinsonville, Mississippi – The investigation of the fire at Kirby Estates Apartments has been concluded. After a joint investigation, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and Narcotics Division, along with the Mississippi Fire Marshall and ATF, it was determines this fire was not a case of arson.
However, through our investigation, illegal substances were located inside of the apartment, at which time; the apartment was vacated until search warrants could be obtained to thoroughly search the interior area of the residence.
Baron Jackson, 28, and Latoya Ruffin, 30, both of 2669 Kirby Road in Robinsonville, Mississippi were arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance w/ intent to sell (crack/marijuana/cocaine) and other charges may be forthcoming.
They are currently being detained at the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office awaiting an initial/bond hearing.
We would like to encourage anyone who has any information concerning any crimes being committed in Tunica County to call Tunica County Crime Stoppers at (662) 910-0400. All call will remain anonymous and you could receive a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
/r/Randy Stewart, Chief Deputy