CRIME REPORTS: Friday July 16, 2021 | Crime and Law Enforcement



The following people were held at Lee-Tupelo County Adult Jail on felony charges ending at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Jasper Copeland, 33, of Plantersville, was arrested by the Tupelo Police Department on two counts of common assault on a police officer.

The following reports were filed Thursday by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Tupelo Police Department.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office

A Presley Drive man said he advertised a burial ground at the Lee Memorial Mausoleum for sale for $ 8,500. He received a check in the mail for $ 11,400 from a man and later a text from the man to send the difference to a woman in South Carolina. He called the bank the check was drawn on and found it to be fraudulent. He did not transfer any money and did not take out any money as part of the scam.

A Young Avenue Nettleton woman said someone took her iPhone charger and tablet charger in her car. The screen of his tablet was damaged. There were scratches on the car under the gas hatch and the fuel cap was missing. She said the trunk did not close and the soft top did not work properly. She said there was also an unusual smell inside the car.

A Mitchell Road man said an acquaintance came to his apartment at 1.30 a.m., causing unrest. She knocked on the door and swore. He wouldn’t let her in.

An industry supervisor from Laney Road Verona said he had to fire an employee. The suspect started screaming and swearing, saying he would come back and hit the supervisor.

A man from County Road 1400 Mooreville lost his unemployment debit card and called the state for a replacement. As he did not arrive, he went to the employment office and learned that the replacement card had been mailed to an address in Richton. His personal address, email and PIN code have also been changed.

A woman from County Road 1650 Eggville came home to find someone had tried to kick the front door open. The door siding was damaged but they didn’t get in so nothing was stolen.

A man from County Road 203 Plantersville said his stepfather called him to harass him over an income tax check for his future ex-wife that was to be sent to his address. He said he didn’t have the check and felt threatened.

A man kept his 5 x 8 foot utility trailer at a friend’s house, County Road 462 Nettleton. The friend saw a man hook the trailer to a navy Chevy pickup and drive away.

A Rayburn Foods supervisor said that while escorting a recently fired employee out of the door, the former employee said, “Wait until I come back.” The former employee pulled a shotgun from his vehicle and stood in front of the gate.

A woman from 1438 Tupelo County Road said her 25-year-old son was drunk and caused unrest around 10 p.m. When the deputies arrived, the son agreed to go to bed.

Tupelo Police Department

A Garfield Street apartment manager said she recently evicted a woman. The suspect was seen entering the property around her old apartment.

A man bought dog food for $ 2,000 at Scruggs Farm, Lawn and Garden. Employees loaded a U-Haul trailer at around 7:45 pm The man returned at 9:00 am the next day to purchase an additional $ 3,400 of the same dog food. The transaction was reported because the debit card was from Hawaii. The man’s driver’s license was from Georgia. The man then left without the second order of dog food.

A woman said she was heading west on South Eason Boulevard and was stopped at the South Green Street traffic light. After the light turned green, she was waiting for cross traffic to clear when she was stopped by a silver Infinity.

Barnes Crossing Volkswagen’s service manager said a woman who had visited the dealership several times and even completed a credit application had her car scheduled for an oil change. When the work was done, she got into her car and drove away without paying the $ 79.29 service charge.

A woman was at the Tupelo Aquatic Center when her 2011 Toyota Camry was damaged. She believes the landscaping crew hit a rock that cracked her windshield.

A woman was leaving a Brunson Drive business when something rolled under her car. She backed up and parked the car. When she went out to pick up the item, the car started to move forward and ended up in a ditch, damaging the front bumper and undercarriage. The woman and her passenger said the car did the same that morning at a gas station, driving forward while in the park.

A man said he found a set of keys on a picnic table at Elvis Presley’s birthplace. He handed them over to the police.

Anyone with information on any of these crimes is urged to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 841-9041, the Tupelo Police Department at 841-6491 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi at (800) 773-TIPS.


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