News Briefs From Across The State
Suspect was being held on possession charge
Toxicology reports released this week showed that a Jasper County man who died Oct. 24 at the Jones County Adult Detention Center had cocaine in his system.
The Laurel Leader-Call reports that Terrance D. Williamson Sr. of Paulding, died while being held at the jail.
Authorities said Williamson was arrested Oct. 24 in Laurel on charges of possession of a controlled substance and a parole violation. He became ill about two hours later and was taken to South Central Medical Center where he died.
Capt. Tommy Cox of the Laurel Police Department said Williamson had swallowed two bags of cocaine, and the toxicology report showed the amount of drugs in his system was many times the level considered toxic.
Infant killed in I-59 car accident
A one-vehicle accident on Interstate 59 near Ellisville claimed the life of a 7-month-old boy.
Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Todd Miller told the Hattiesburg American that on Thursday, Nov. 10, a 24-year-old Laurel woman was driving in the southbound lane when her tire blew out.
Miller said the car rolled over, killing the baby and inflicting non-life-threatening injuries on the driver, Khloe Conner.
The accident remains under investigation.
Starkville man shot during hunt
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is investigating a hunting accident involving two Starkville city employees on Nov. 7.
State officials said Ken Honeycutt, the city’s building inspector, was shot that Monday while on a hunting trip with city code officer Jeff Lyles in Choctaw County.
Wildlife agency spokesman Jim Walker told The Commercial Dispatch that the 38-year-old Honeycutt was exiting the woods when he was shot once in the pelvis.
Honeycutt was taken to OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. His condition was not known.
Walker said the investigation is continuing.
Man sentenced to 15 years in meth case
A federal judge in Mississippi has sentenced a Meridian man to more than 15 years for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute the drug.
U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced Michael Greenwood in federal court in Hattiesburg. Greenwood was ordered to serve five years on supervised release after he gets out of prison.
Court records said Greenwood was a truck driver who would sell meth at truck stops, often in Slidell, La. Authorities said Greenwood was caught in a sting in Hattiesburg in May in which he sold a confidential source two ounces of meth.