News Briefs From Across The State
By Monica Land
Woman claims suspect pulled a knife on her
After a nearly two year investigation, authorities in Lauderdale County have arrested a man and charged him with rape. Telly S. Mosley, 37, was arrested without incident around 1 a.m. Thursday morning at his home in the 2000 block of Mosby Road.
Lauderdale officials said the initial incident occurred on Jan. 16, 2010 when a woman claims she accepted a ride from Mosley. The woman, who officials did not name, said as soon as she was inside Mosley’s vehicle, he allegedly pulled what appeared to be a knife on her, sexually assaulted her and then let her go.
Lauderdale officials said lab and test results from the Mississippi State Crime Lab were instrumental in finding Mosley, who is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Pedestrian killed in Jones County
A 30-year old Laurel man is dead after he was reportedly hit by three different vehicles while walking on U.S. Highway 11 just south of Sandersville.
Antonio Evans was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday, July 7, authorities said.
Jackson County Coroner Nancy Barnett said the accident occurred around 9:20 p.m.
One injured in Jackson crash
A two-vehicle accident on Clinton Boulevard, in west Jackson, sent at least one person to the hospital Saturday night, authorities said. It happened shortly after 9 p.m. when two cars landed in a ditch, apparently after a head-on collision.
A utility pole was also hit during the crash. No further details about the accident have been released.
Gulfport man charged with abuse of 2-year-old daughter
A Gulfport man is being held on a $100,000 bond after an incident involving his 2-year-old daughter on March 30. Chief Alan Weatherford said 22-year-old Lawrence Reid was charged with one count of child abuse after an investigation led to his arrest.
Weatherford said Gulfport police were called to Garden Park hospital in reference to a female toddler suffering from internal injuries. An investigation revealed the toddler was injured at a residence in the 3300 block of 39th Avenue and the injuries allegedly came at the hand of the her father.
Weatherford did not state the nature of the injuries but said the child was taken into DHS custody and then transported to another hospital for treatment.
Valley State and Tougaloo among grant recipients
Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said the United States Department of Education has awarded a $250,000 grant to Jackson State University, $308,019 to Alcorn State University, $658,365 to Mississippi Valley State University and $871,500 to Tougaloo College under the Upward Bound Program.
The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.