A stand off with police ended around 10:00pm with no injuries. Police were called to a house on Highland Street at around 5:30 this afternoon. Police were notified of a possible domestic situation by a third party. When officers arrived they could hear movement in the residence but could not get anyone to the door. Hostage negotiators talked with the suspect, James Brown, and talked him out of the home. Brown is charged with Felon in possession of a weapon.
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Tupelo Police have made another arrest on some of the burglaries that have plagued our city in recent months. More on this later.
Itawamba County,–This week Crime Stoppers and the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department need your help in a solving several Burglaries.
On 02/07/2012, three separate burglaries occurred in the Baldwyn, Ms area. Items taken from the burglaries were flat screen televisions and laptop computers. Two of the burglaries occurred off county road 6100, and the other occurred near the Booneville/Baldwyn airport.
Anyone with information pertaining to these burglaries please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-TIPS. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000.00 for your information that leads to an arrest
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Today, in the Circuit Court of Lee County, 24 year old Defendant Darwin Penrose entered a guilty plea to charges that resulted in the Death of 20 year old Bradley Triplett on January 1st 2011. Bradley was shot multiple times after an altercation with Penrose in the parking lot of Club Icon that was previously located at 2207 McCullough Blvd. Darwin plead guilty today to one count of Manslaughter, one count of Shooting into an Occupied Business and to a gun enhancement for the use of a firearm while committing these crimes. Darwin will serve a sentence of 35 years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
2/10/12 1:01 PM
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — A Baldwyn man has pleaded guilty to charges in the shooting death of a man at a Tupelo night club on New Years Day 2011.
Friday morning, Darwin Rakell Penrose, 25, entered a guilty to plea manslaughter in the heat of passion and shooting into an occupied dwelling.
He was originally charged with murder in the shooting death of Bradley Triplett, 20, at Club Icon on McCullough Boulevard.
Authorities say Triplett had been shot in the chest and arm.
Penrose was sentenced to 25 years in prison on the manslaughter charge, which was enhanced because of the use of a deadly weapon.
He was sentenced to an additional 10 years for shooting into the occupied dwelling.
TUPELO â€“ A Baldwyn man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the 2011 shooting death of Bradley Triplett.
Darwin Penrose, 25, admitted to shooting Triplett in the heat of passion in the doorway of I-Con nightclub early New Year’s morning 2011.
Circuit Court Judge James Pound sentenced Penrose to 20 years in Mississippi Department of Corrections Custody with an additional five years for committing a felony with a firearm.
He was sentenced to another 10 years for shooting into an occupied dwelling, for a total of 35 years.
Penrose initially was charged with murder but the charges were reduced to manslaughter in the heat of passion so Penrose would enter a guilty plea.
If the murder charge hadn’t been reduced, Penrose could have appealed any jury decision and the jury would have been able to find him guilty of murder, guilty of manslaughter or innocent.
District Attorney Trent Kelly said Triplett’s family did not desire any restitution payment.
“With a 35-year sentence, we thought it was fair and served justice,” Kelly said. “We spoke with the victim’s family and they thought it was fair. This way the victims don’t have to sit through a trial and hear all the painful evidence.”
Kelly also said the plea deal took away Penrose’s right of appeal, guaranteeing a conviction.
“It was two young lives,” Kelly said. “This kid is 25, he should serve at least 85 percent of that and will be a middle-aged man when he gets out of jail.”
After entering his guilty plea, Penrose admitted his words couldn’t change anything but still addressed Triplett’s weeping family.
“I apologize to the Triplett family,” he said. “I stand here today to accept my responsibility. The early morning hours of Jan. 1 have changed my whole life.”
TUPELO POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Tupelo Police Dept has arrested Richard Beasley in connection with multiple residential burglaries in the City of Tupelo and Lee County. Richard was arrested following a tip that came in to police after he tried to sell stolen guns from one of the residential burglaries. The Criminal Investigation Division has recovered several items and has returned those items to their owners. This investigation is still ongoing and we plan to link other cases to Richard over the next few weeks.
910 Harrison Tupelo, MS
The suspect will be arraigned at Lee County Justice Court this morning at 10:45 am
On 11/22/11, Tupelo Police responded to a burglary in progress call on Fillmore Street. Officers arriving on the scene quickly arrested 1 juvenile suspect. The second juvenile suspect was arrested approx 1 hour later.
In addition to these two arrests, Tupelo Detectives have pick-up orders for 2 additional juveniles and arrest warrants for 3 adults, all are for burglaries in the Lee Acres area.
Following is a list of arrest for burglary and larceny for the month of November.
Mollie Pace 11/1/11 Burglary of Dwelling- Joyner Street Area
Casey Gilder Jones 11/1/11 Burglary of Dwelling Lee Acres
Victor Shannon 11/8/11 Grand Larceny-South Gloster theft
Anthony Cummings 11/8/11 Grand Larceny-South Gloster theft
Lakeshia Hester 11/9/11 Burglary –Lee Acres
3 Juvenile arrests –Lee Acres Burglary
2 current pick up orders for 2 juveniles- Lee Acres Burglary
2 arrests warrants for 2 more suspects –Lee Acres Burglary
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We should honor, bear positive witness to our fallen officers and their families. The family’s burdens are very special. For the officers are husbands, fathers, sons, wives, daughters and more. We appreciate their courage and are thankful for them and their sacrifice.
Law enforcement is not an easy job. This is the day, as we should every day, pay tribute to those who have given their lives.
We pay homage to those officers who are there to protect and serve with the ultimate goal of peace. Their dedication will be forever remembered.
Chief Tony Carleton