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Tunica, Mississippi 38676

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Robbery Suspect Located in Tunica

David James Howell
















On Saturday, January 01, 2011, a male subject approached an officer with the Tunica County Sheriff Office while on the parking lot of the Veranda Hotel at Harrah’s Casino.  After speaking with the subject, the officer observed his suspicious behavior and informed the Communication Division to run the vehicle through the system.  The search revealed that the vehicle was listed as stolen.


Immediately the officer attempted to the stop the male subject, but he refused to stop.  Additional units were called on the scene to apprehend the male subject.  The male subject was identified as David James Howell of Fort Smith, Arkansas.


David James Howell was detained and transported to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office.  Mr. Howell was charged with being in possession of a controlled substance and DUI 2nd. 


Mr. Howell also has a warrant out of Fort Smith, Arkansas for robbery.


David James Howell remains in the custody of the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office while awaiting a bond and extradition hearing. 


/r/Randy Stewart, Chief Deputy