Mississippi police officer indicted in extortion case

October 2, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Cleveland police officer has been arrested and charged with one count of extortion by a public official. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said in a […]

Former Mendenhall police chief arrested for witness tampering

April 17, 2013 in Statewide News

Donald “Bruce” Barlow, 50, who served as the Mendenhall, Mississippi chief of police until Oct. 2010, has been arrested by special agents of the FBI.

The arrest took place on March 7, around 12 p.m. at his residence in Mendenhall pursuant to an indictment filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

While federal officials would not release the details of the allegations against Barlow, they said he is charged with extortion and witness tampering. The arrest follows an investigation by the FBI, with support from the Mississippi State Auditor’s Office and the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office.

Sentencing date set for supervisor guilty of stealing county funds

September 21, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Statewide News, The Buzz

For the second time this year, a Holmes County supervisor may be headed to a federal prison because of criminal wrongdoing. Norman Cobbins Jr., 61, will face a judge on Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. after pleading guilty to stealing federal funds.

Cobbins entered his plea in U.S. District Court to theft concerning programs in Holmes County that received federal funds.