Mississippi mayor arrested on embezzlement charges, accused of using city credit card to pay for repairs to personal vehicles

TERRY, Miss. (AP) — Terry Mayor Roderick Nicholson was arrested Monday on embezzlement charges tied to accusations that he used a city credit card to pay for $2,700 in repairs to two personal vehicles, authorities […]

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Woman gets a year in jail for exploiting 92-year-old

A Tupelo woman has been ordered to serve a year in prison for exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

Attorney General Jim Hood says Lucy Judon, 55, of Tupelo pleaded guilty at a hearing on Friday.

Judon was accused of taking over $22,000 from a 92-year-old woman she worked for as a private-sitter. She is also accused of opening credit card accounts in the woman’s name and making nearly $3,000 in charges. […]


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

As we enter into the month of February and draw closer to Valentine’s Day, Attorney General Jim Hood would like to remind Mississippians of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and the resource’s available at the Attorney General’s Office.
National statistics show that one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
“Domestic Violence is a learned behavior,” said Attorney General Hood.  “If we don’t intervene, statistics show that boys and girls who are exposed to violence in their homes are statistically much more likely than children who aren’t to become abusers or victims as adults.  It is my hope that, through our awareness and prevention efforts, we can help our young people learn how to develop healthy relationships and improve these alarming statistics.” […]


Chickasaw residents face additional counterfeit charges

Two Chickasaw County residents have been arrested for a second time in a year after allegedly selling counterfeit clothing from Urban Wear located at 205 Church Street in Okolona.

Attorney General Jim Hood said Willie McMillian, 46, and Sophia Hill, 47, of Okolona, were taken into custody by investigators with the Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division, Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Okolona Police Department, and the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit following a successful undercover operation by member of the Attorney General’s Knock Out Knock-Offs Task Force at Urban Wear.