Man arrested on two drug charges

A Neshoba County man has been charged with possession of drugs after deputies found him passed out in his car in the middle of a county road, the authorities said.

Randall James Jenkins, 29, of 10660 Road 2826, was charged last week with possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine, Sheriff's investigator John Lilly said.

Jenkins was arrested after a deputy spotted his vehicle parked in the middle of county Road 624 on the morning of Wednesday, April 2.

"He was passed out in the passenger seat while his wife was asleep in the driver's seat," Lilly said.

Upon discovering the vehicle, the deputy opened the passenger side door and discovered a small amount of methamphetamine and marijuana in the door handle, Lilly said.

Jenkins was arrested and charged with two counts of possession. Bond was set at $21,000.

His wife was not charged.

Man faces aggravated assault charge

A man faces an aggravated assault charge in connection with a shooting which occurred during a heated argument at a residence in the county, the authorities said.

Tyree L. Smith, 18, of 10061 Road 1355, was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of Brutarius Talley, 21, of 15640 Mississippi 15 north, Sheriff's Investigator Ralph Sciple said.

Talley was shot one time in the leg, he said.

The incident occurred Thursday around noon at Tally's residence, Sciple said.

The two men were having a heated dispute over a family issue when Smith fired several shots from a 9 mm handgun.

"Smith claimed self defense," Sciple said, noting Smith said he was not shooting to hit.

Talley was struck once in the calf of his right leg. He was transported to Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

He was treated and later released, Sciple said.

"It was a non-life threatening wound," he added.

When Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene, Smith had left. The deputies collected evidence and statements from witnesses.

Smith turned himself in to authorities later that day, he said.

Two charged with grand larceny

Two men have been charged with grand larceny in connection with the theft of a trailer and the destruction of a fence at a residence in the county, the authorities said.

Montego Moore, 36, of 409 Montgomery Ave., and David McCarty, 27, of East Myrtle Street, were charged with grand larceny, Sheriff's Investigator John Lilly said.

The theft occurred on Tuesday, April 1 at a residence on Mississippi 21 north around 5:30 a.m.

Lilly said the two men borrowed a truck and drove it to the Highway 21 north residence. Once there, they pulled an empty trailer up to a fence and hooked it to the truck on the other side and drove off, destroying the fence in the process, he said.

They didn't get far, however, because they ran out of gas before they could pull onto the roadway, Lilly said.

After a period of time, they found a friend who brought them gas and they drove off, he said. Once the theft was reported, deputies were able to find witnesses who identified the vehicle and later the two men.

Two days later deputies arrested the men and recovered the trailer which was parked in the Stallo community.

McCarty was arrested at his residence while Moore was stopped in a vehicle and arrested.

Van reported stolen from funeral home

A van was reported stolen from a Philadelphia funeral home over the weekend.

McClain-Hays Funeral Home reported a white 2012 Chevrolet Van was stolen after 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Police Chief Grant Myers said.

"We currently do not have any leads," he said.

A reward for information on the theft has been posted through Crimestoppers.

The chief asked anyone with any information to call Crimestoppers at 1-855-485-8477 or call the police department at 601-656-2131.

Vehicle burglarized on Dorothy Street

A vehicle was burglarized early Saturday morning while it was parked at a residence on Dorothy Street.

A neighbor reported seeing someone going through the vehicle about 5:50 a.m.

"When the neighbor drove up, the subject - described as a black male wearing all black clothing - ran away," Chief of Police Grant Myers said.

Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle, he said.

The chief asked anyone with any information to call Crimestoppers at 1-855-485-8477 or call the police department at 601-656-2131.