Handcuffed inmate tries to swim to freedom

August 15, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A handcuffed inmate escaped from a probation officer and was fished from the Yazoo Diversion Canal.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said 21-year-old Jeremy Blake Bowlin got away from a Mississippi Department of Corrections probation officer outside the Warren County jail on Aug. 6.

Bowlin is on probation for two counts of auto burglary, according to court records.

Vicksburg woman sentenced in Girl Scout cookie caper

July 31, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A woman charged with going door-to-door selling Girl Scout cookies with a fake order form has been ordered to live at a restitution center and complete a drug and alcohol counseling program.

Warren County authorities said 37-year-old Paula Kelly kept about $1,000 after taking fake orders from unsuspecting customers in February and March who thought they were buying cookies.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Kelly has no affiliation whatsoever with the Girl Scouts of America.