The Tupelo Police Department has charged two suspects in connection with a shooting that occurred 07-15-14. Tiuntae Dixon and Jeremy Merideth are both being charged with aggravated assault. Dixon was arrested at a residence in Aberdeen and Merideth was taken into custody at a Tupelo hotel. The United States Marshalls Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force assisted in locating and arresting both suspects.
Bond will be set at 3 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Lee County Justice Court.
The Tupelo Police Department has arrested Richie Darby, who was listed on the Top 5 Most Wanted in the city, and charged him with false pretense.
Darby is accused of contracting with two separate homeowners to repair the roofs of their homes, demanding payment up front, and never returning to complete the work.
Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland set Darby’s bond at $15,000.
On June 20 and 21, The Tupelo Police Department participated in Operation Cross Country VIII. This operation consisted of Tupelo’s Criminal Investigation Division, Patrol Operations Division, North MS Narcotics Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Over the two-day operation, a total of 13 suspects were charged with misdemeanor prostitution. One of those suspects was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana. Another suspect was charged with non-related contempt of court warrants from Tupelo Municipal Court.
The 13 suspects arrested were all women between the ages of 19 and 36 years old. Each suspect was taken to the Lee County Jail and was required to make a $500 bond.
The penalty upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars ($ 200) or by confinement in the county jail for not more than six (6) months, or both.
The Tupelo Police Department has made an arrest in connection to a drive by shooting that occurred July 6.
According to the victim he and the suspect, Shaquille Roby had gotten into a verbal argument on Front Street. The victim then left the scene with his three small children in his vehicle. A short time later, at South Gloster and South Green streets, Roby pulled up beside the victim and fired several shots striking his vehicle.
No one in the vehicle was struck by gunfire.
A Tupelo man was arrested May 31 by authorities from the Tupelo Police Department, accused of stealing credit card information from residents’ mailboxes and using the information to buy things.
James T. Edwards, 29, is under a $5,000 bond set by Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland. He is on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections for similar offenses.
Authorities say victim usually are unaware of the crime until the next billing cycle.
On May 8, Tupelo Police officers arrested Michael A. Seals, 43 of Tupelo, for looting.
The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred on May 7.
Seals was taken into custody without incident.
Bond was set at $35,000 by Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.
But you can dispose of them safely from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at CVS Pharmacy, 702 West Main St., Tupelo.
This is all a part of the National Take Back Initiative sponsored by the Tupelo Police Department .
The effort is designed to keep Tupelo drug free and to keep our environment clean. And it’s quick and easy! Just drive up and drop off your medications, and you’ll be on your way.
If you have any questions, call Capt. Tony McCoy, Tupelo Police Department at 662-841-6586 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, if you live outside Tupelo, follow this link to find the location nearest you: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov