Itawamba County

Man sentenced in sexual battery case

A Fulton man was sentenced Wednesday in the sexual battery of an underage family member.

First District Court Judge Frank Russell sentenced Timothy R. Sharp, 42, to 30 years with 10 years suspended for one count of sexual battery, and five years for one count of fondling.

The second sentence will run concurrent with the first sentence, said Assistant District Attorney Dennis Farris, and Sharp must pay all court costs. The jury deliberated 12 minutes before reaching a decision, Farris said.

Sharp was indicted on Nov. 21, Farris said, and the charges stemmed from incidents leading up to July 2000.

Assistant District Attorney Sam Reedy also assisted in the case.

Prentiss County

One dead in two-vehicle crash

A Prentiss County man is dead after a two-vehicle collision in the county Tuesday evening.

Ruel D. Carpenter, 66, of 53 County Road 1101, was driving his 1993 Chevrolet on County Road 1251 at approximately 4:09 p.m. when he collided with a 1998 Chevrolet at the intersection of County Roads 1251 and 1101, said Sheriff Randy Tolar.

The other driver was not seriously injured, Tolar said.

Tishomingo County

Hunters report slayings of dogs

TISHOMINGO - Two hunters have reported the killings of three hunting dogs and the injury of one in Tishomingo County.

According to the report filed Tuesday, three hunting dogs, valued at more than $3,000, were killed and one wounded in the woods in the Bay Springs Lake area. Steve Taylor of the New Site community and Jerry Harris of County Road 4141 owned the dogs, and have not yet pressed charges, according to the Prentiss Count Sheriff's Department, who assisted in the case.

Differences between hunters and property owners in the area have been an ongoing issue for several years, said a Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar. The case is still under investigation.

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