Man killed after dispute at motorcycle show

News Briefs From Across The State

By Monica Land

Victim shot over money

An Osyka man died after being shot Sunday during an apparent dispute over money.

Pike County Coroner Percy Pittman tells The Enterprise-Journal that Ladd B. Warren, 51, was pronounced dead shortly before 7 p.m.

Sheriff’s Detective Davis Haygood says Warren was shot once in the chest with a handgun.

Haygood says the shooting happened near the intersection of Pumping Station and Smith Alford roads.

Warren’s mother, Bessie Warren, tells the newspaper her son was at a motorcycle show when he was shot.

She says he argued with a man about money and was shot while sitting in his car.

Deputies say they continue to investigate. No arrest has been made.

Lawn mower accident sends man to hospital

Fire officials say a Houston man has been airlifted to Tupelo after an accident involving a lawn mower.

The man was apparently cutting grass when he and the lawn mower fell about four feet off an elevated curb.

The lawn mower caused severe damage to one of his hands. The man was air lifted to North Mississippi Medical Center.

His identity has not been released.

County buying foreclosed Natchez port warehouse

Adams County has agreed to buy a 450,000-square foot warehouse at the Natchez-Adams County Port.

County board of supervisors President Darryl Grennell says the warehouse will help economic development in the area.

The warehouse on the Mississippi River houses products loaded on and unloaded off barges. The port has operated the warehouse for Valley National Bank since the bank foreclosed on former owners in February 2012.

The county agreed to buy the warehouse for $2.5 million in 2015, with the Southwest Mississippi Planning and Development District acting as an intermediary. Once county lease payments pay off the debt, the county will own the building.

The county will use the proceeds from the port’s operation of the warehouse to pay the debt.

Aldermen again reinstate Metcalfe police chief

Metcalfe aldermen have reinstated Police Chief Emmitt Jenkins for the second time in less than a month.

Alderman voted 4-1 to return Jenkins to his job after Mayor Cory Holmes again suspended the chief, reports the Delta Democrat Times.

Holmes says Jenkins, Metcalfe’s only full-time officer, didn’t work the schedule set by aldermen. Holmes says Washington County sheriff’s deputies escorted Jenkins from town hall on April 18.

Jenkins was reinstated April 2 after Holmes suspended him citing a lawsuit over Jenkins’ actions.

Gaines S. Dyer, a lawyer representing Jenkins, says mayors aren’t allowed to supervise police chiefs. Metcalfe Town Attorney Bennie L. Richard and Holmes say those opinions don’t apply to departments as small as Metcalfe’s.

Holmes says he would suspend Jenkins again if he sees more insubordination.

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