Jackson PAL teams honored

September 8, 2016 in Sports

From staff reports Boys in Jackson who participate in the Jackson Police Department’s PAL (Police Athletic League) program were recognized with a resolution from Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber at the […]

Mother, son killed in early-morning shooting in Jackson

January 30, 2014 in News, The Buzz, Uncategorized

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Jackson police were investigating the slayings of a mother and son Thursday morning. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green says officers were called to a west […]

Jackson police officer hit by car on I-55

July 23, 2013 in News, Police Report, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

Police Chief Lindsey Horton has confirmed the death of a Jackson Police Officer, his first since being named to his new post earlier this month. Horton said 35-year Bruce Jacob was killed Saturday afternoon after being hit by a motorist in the southbound lanes of I-55 and Northside Drive.

Jacob, a Precinct Four officer, and a five year veteran of the police force, received a call about debris on the roadway of I-55 south about 1:30 p.m. He had reportedly retrieved a barbecue grill that had fallen off a truck and was putting it in the trunk of his cruiser when another vehicle came from behind and hit him.

Jacob was taken to UMC where he died of multiple blunt-force trauma, Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart said.

Man accused of sexual relationship with 15-year-old

May 16, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A Tupelo man has been arrested on charges he had inappropriate contact with a minor. Tupelo police arrested Lawrence Taylor, 24, on Sunday, WTVA said.

He is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old.

Taylor is formally charged with statutory rape and is being held in the Lee County Adult Detention Center on an $80,000 bond

Coroner: Man shot self twice after killing officer

April 12, 2013 in Top Stories

The murder suspect who killed a detective at police headquarters in Mississippi’s capital city last week shot himself twice in the head after shooting the officer four times, the coroner said Tuesday.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said 23-year-old Jeremy Powell shot himself once in the side of the head and once under the chin after shooting veteran Jackson Police Detective Eric Smith four times on Thursday, April 4. Grisham-Stewart said last week that Powell had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

“It is unusual, but the first shot didn’t kill him,” the coroner said in a telephone interview Tuesday.

Powell was being questioned about a stabbing death when he grabbed Smith’s gun during an interview on the third floor of the department and shot the 40-year-old detective twice in the arm and twice in the chest, authorities say.

Murder suspect shoots cop dead inside police station

April 5, 2013 in Top Stories

A murder suspect being interviewed at the Jackson police headquarters shot a detective Thursday and those who came to investigate the gunfire found both men dead, authorities said.

The suspect, who was not identified, was being questioned on the third floor of the building when the shooting happened, Police Chief Rebecca Coleman said.

Police did not release any details on the sequence of what happened but scheduled a news conference for later Thursday night.

The officer was identified as Eric Smith, a homicide detective.

Concerted effort to reduce crime in central Mississippi

April 4, 2013 in Top Stories

Operation Bunny Hop a major success

By Othor Cain

Special to The Mississippi Link

Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis described ‘Operation Bunny Hop’ as a major success as the operation wrapped up a fourth year over the past Easter weekend….

JPD investigates 4 rapes in 2 weeks

February 12, 2013 in News, Statewide News

After a rape case was reported to the Jackson Police Department late Monday night, Feb. 4, online crime records reveal the Londonderry Drive rape is only one of four detectives are working to solve, WLOX reported.

According to crime records on the Jackson Police Department website, four rape cases have been reported between Jan. 14 – Jan. 28. The first incident reportedly occurred in the 3700 block of Timber Crest Drive on Jan. 16. Four days later and 12.5 miles away, two more rapes were reported.