Possible suspect arrested in murder of Clinton man

Clinton police have arrested a possible suspect in connection with the shooting death of a 21-year-old man.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that Mark Nichols’ body was discovered Saturday night on the side of a road in Clinton. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said Nichols was killed by a single gunshot wound to his head.

Clinton’s interim police chief, Mike Warren, said investigators planned to question Tommy Bass, of Clinton, in connection with the case before determining whether to charge him in the killing. […]


Miss. trooper arrested on statutory rape charges

A Mississippi state trooper remains on administrative leave after being arrested on statutory rape charges. Otis Taylor, a trooper based in the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Brookhaven substation, was arrested Dec. 31 in Franklin County

Warren Strain, spokesman for the highway patrol, said Taylor is on leave without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

Taylor has worked for the highway patrol since November 2007. […]