News Briefs From Across The State
By Monica Land
Motorcycle ends up in yard
Authorities said a 56-year-old man Alabama man is dead after he missed a curve in the roadway and ended up in a residential yard in George County.
Frederick Eugene Hamilton Jr., of Citronelle, Alabama was killed after a single-vehicle accident on Beaver Creek Road about 7 p.m. Saturday night.
Beaver Creek Road is located one mile off Highway 98 in George County.
George County officials said Hamilton was riding a motorcycle when he missed the curve and ended up about 325 feet away from the roadway in a the yard.
Hamilton was dead when deputies arrived.
Authorities believe speed was a factor in the accident.
Trial date set for 3 in stolen FBI guns case
An Oct. 22 court date has been sent for three men charged with stealing or possessing guns taken from an FBI agent's government car while it was parked in front of his house.
Court records say that Cameron Undrae Eatmon broke into the car in Hattiesburg on June 6, took a submachine gun, an assault rifle, a shotgun and other equipment.
He allegedly gave the items to Christopher Ryan Burkett. Authorities say Burkett spread the weapons out on his bed, took a cellphone photograph and sent out sales pitches by text message.
Glenn Eddie Gholar is charged with buying two of the guns.
The men were charged in a federal indictment in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg.
They have pleaded not guilty.
DeSoto County set to purchase new 911 equipment
North Mississippi's DeSoto County is moving toward buying new equipment for its 911 service.
The Commercial Appeal reports that a contract could be signed in August. The new telephone and recorder system will cost $1.2 million, paid over five years.
Chris Shelton, a member of the DeSoto District Emergency 911 Commission, says the old 911 system is wearing out.
Shelton says it's important to have good recording equipment In case someone calls and the operator can't immediately understand what the person is saying, a recording can be played back to get crucial information.
Officials say that by getting new equipment, the county will save about $8,000 a month on maintenance costs.
One dead in Washington County accident
Authorities said one person was killed in a single vehicle accident on Highway 82 near Greenville on July 19.
Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said a woman was driving a white Nissan Frontier when she crashed into a utility pole as she traveled west on 82 near the Furniture Fair Store, WABG reported.
Johnson said the woman, who was not identified, had three other passengers in her vehicle who were transported to Delta Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The accident remains under investigation by the highway patrol.