A Biloxi businessman has pled guilty in a kickback scheme involving the former commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, as well as former Harrison County Supervisor William Martin who died of an apparent suicide when he was scheduled to appear in court of these charges. Sixty-year-old Robert Simmons is now scheduled to be sentenced […]
According to Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks, the arrests already made are a big step in the right direction but a motive behind the post-parade shooting is still unknown. Today, News 25’s Shelby Myers caught up with Chief Hendricks for an update on these arrests and how you can help solve the crime.
Coast law enforcement authorities are still trying to get to the bottom of the cause of the shooting at the Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian. Today, they did release more information on the arrests they’ve made. Fifty-one year-old Sharon Johnson was arrested by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department for hindering prosecution. Officials tell News […]
Gulfport police arrested a man accused of attempted rape and kidnapping in the area of club BluEnvy in Gulfport. Thirty-nine year-old Maurice Pugh of Laurel is accused of grabbing a female by the neck and dragging her off the grounds of the club around 3 a.m. on Valentine’s Day. It was at that time the suspect […]
On February 14, 2016, the Gulfport Police Department arrested 39 year old Maurice Vernado Pugh, of Laurel, MS, on the charges of Kidnapping, Attempted Rape, Resisting Arrest by Flight, and Possession of Marijuana. The arrest was the result of a patrol response to a kidnapping. On February 14, 2016, at approximately 3:00 a.m., a patrol […]
Today, Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson announced the arrest of 52-year-old Sharon Ann Johnson of Gulfport for hindering prosecution related to the Pass Christian Mardi Gras shooting. Johnson is accused of removing and disposing evidence that was located at Memorial Hospital where patients from the shooting were being treated. The evidence is considered pertinent to […]
Police in Clarksdale now say two suspects are in custody in connection with the shooting of a police officer. Corporal Derrick Couch was shot in the head while investigating a robbery yesterday. Police had surveillance video of the two suspects walking into the convenient store. An employee and a witness said two men in masks […]
The D’iberville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who tried to break into a local business. The male was captured in surveillance video attempting to break the front door of Haney’s Pawn Shop on Central Avenue. He was seen walking around the front of the building multiple times and […]
Harrison Central High School currently on lock down due to shots fired in a nearby wooded area. There appears to be no immediate threat to the students at this time. A News 25 reporter is on the way to the scene, and we will have more details as we get them.
Over the weekend seven people have been arrested as a part of the ongoing investigation to find the suspects in last Sunday’s Pass Christian parade shooting. The results of these search warrants have not yet led to any *direct arrests* for the shootings but have been a catalyst for new information. The arrests *were* made […]