VERONA • The two men wanted for questioning in connection with a double homicide last week in Verona are no strangers to law enforcement.
According to the Amory Police Department, Sam A. Thomas, 29, of Aberdeen was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Monroe County Justice Court Judge Brandon Davis set bond, and the subject was turned over to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
According to court records, Jeffery Dewayne Kennedy, 55, of Amory pleaded guilty to the murder of William E. “Pops” Phillips of Amory, who was first reported missing June 8, 2011.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in identifying a person suspected of a series of break-ins in the Greenwood Springs area.
VERONA • Lee County authorities are looking for a pair of Black men in connection with a Thursday night shooting in Verona that left two people dead.
TUPELO • The Lee County Jail started the week with 41 felony inmates waiting to be shipped to the state prison system. It ended the week with 49, and that was after the state hauled off nine men Tuesday.
OXFORD • A widely circulated Facebook post about overdoses and deaths caused by synthetic drugs drew a response Wednesday from Oxford Police Chief Jeff McCutchen.
JACKSON • The Mississippi Court of Appeals rejected the post-conviction relief motion of a Union County man who pleaded guilty to capital murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and burglary in 2015.
TUPELO • A Shannon woman is facing multiple felony charges after leading several law enforcement agencies on a chase that reached triple-digit speeds Thursday afternoon.
JACKSON • A joint investigation targeting drug trafficking in Northeast Mississippi led to the arrest of seven men and large seizures of both cash and drugs.
AMORY – The Amory Police Department is investigating a rash of automobile burglaries believed to be linked to similar cases in Union and Pontotoc counties.
According to the Amory Police Department, Michael Ryan Shelton, 37, of Amory was charged with grand larceny. Monroe County Justice Court Judge Sarah Stevens set bond at $15,000. As of Monday morning, Shelton was being housed at the Monroe County Detention Center.