Man kills a mother and her two daughters on Mother’s Day

RIDGELAND, MS – A tragic Mother’s Day incident in Mississippi resulted in the deaths of a woman and her two daughters, with the suspected perpetrator later found dead in Arizona, authorities confirmed. The man, identified as Ivory James Welch III, was the primary suspect in the murders of his mother and sisters. He managed to flee the state before being killed in an exchange of gunfire with Arizona state troopers. The Ridgeland Police Department received …

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Woman charged with murder after son’s body found in wooden box behind false wall

GULFPORT, MS – Police in Gulfport, Mississippi, have charged a woman with the murder of her son. His body was found tucked away in a wooden box, hidden behind a false wall in her home. Jerri Roby, 66, also known as Israel, is now facing a count of first-degree murder following the discovery of the body of her 42-year-old son, John Allen Gaither. The information was confirmed by Gulfport Police Department spokesperson Jason DuCré on …

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Police officer killed in standoff with armed intruder who took woman hostage

In a suburb of Jackson, Mississippi, chaos erupted when an armed intruder held a woman hostage. This led to an intense eight-hour standoff with the police that tragically resulted in the death of one officer and left another injured. Police from multiple agencies rallied in response, including Officer Randy Tyler from the neighboring Madison Police Department. Officer Tyler, a veteran with seven years of service in Madison and a former police chief in Ridgeland, tragically …

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Six teens shot at high school party

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi police took Cameron Everett Brand, 19, into custody Sunday morning on murder and aggravated assault charges after a horrific shooting at a house party left two teenagers dead and four others hospitalized. The victims, all between 15 and 18-years-old and students at either Bay High School or Hancock High School, were found by police with multiple gunshot wounds at about 12:34 a.m. on Sunday in the 100 block of Old Blue …

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Man who escaped from jail shoots it out with police then sets house on fire

On Wednesday morning, Dylan Arrington, one of four inmates escaped from Mississippi’s Raymond Detention Center on Saturday night, shot and wounded a police officer. The Leake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) took to Facebook to release an image of Arrington and to warn local residents to be on the lookout for potential trespassers on their properties as the search for the suspect got underway. The only officer injured in the process was Deputy Horn, who is …

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Missing 13-year-old girl from Texas found living with 27-year-old man in Mississippi

A missing Texas teenager was recently located in Perry County, Mississippi and a 27-year-old man has since been arrested and charged with sexual battery and kidnapping. Thomas Patton, a Perry County resident, is suspected to have met the 13-year-old in Houston while there on work related matters in February. He then kidnapped the girl and transported her across state lines back to his residence in New Augusta, Mississippi. The girl was eventually located while walking …

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Three-year-old leads deputies to mom and two sisters who drowned

On Sunday, an unimaginable tragedy struck a small beach in Cameron Parish, Louisiana when 28-year-old Samantha Alexander and her two daughters drowned while attempting to save the other members of their family from the strong waves. Alexander, a Mississippi native, had taken her four children to Long Beach. When the waves became too powerful for the children, Alexander went into the water in an attempt to rescue them. Unfortunately, her 7-year-old and 8-year-old daughters were …

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Man To Be Executed Wednesday

He will become the second inmate executed in Mississippi in 10 years. Thomas Edwin Loden Jr. pleaded guilty to rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl. The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman is set to execute Thomas Edwin Loden Jr., 58, for capital murder, rape, and four counts of sexual battery against Leesa Marie Gray. Following a lawsuit filed by Loden and four Mississippi death row inmates over Mississippi’s lethal injection protocol, a federal judge …

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12-Year-Old Killed Playing Russian Roulette

Three people are facing charges in the death of a 12-year-old boy who was killed playing Russian Roulette in Mississippi. Russian roulette is a dangerous game where a bullet is loaded into a revolver and the wheel of the revolver is spun to a random spot. The person holding the gun then has to point it at themselves and pull the trigger. Leaving a 1-in-5 chance they will be shot. Originally reported missing, Markell Noah …

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