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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Crime & Courts

Man charged with Coop, Sky Mart robberies to serve 15 years

A teen charged with two armed robberies in late 2013 was sentenced to 15 years in prison during the April court term. Read about his sentence and all cases disposed during the spring court term in today’s EAGLE. (May 25, 2015, Page 1, 5)

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    Man accused of ricin letters files suit against government

    An Elvis impersonator once accused of sending letters containing the toxin ricin to the president of the United States, a senator and a Lee County judge, is suing the federal government for wrongful arrest (May 8, 2015, Page 3A)

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      Metro Narcotics under fire

      When a news website ran an article about the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit using college students as confidential informants, the local drug enforcement agency found itself under fire on social media networks as if it was something that has been a well kept secret (May 3, 2015)

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        Trial date set for Mister

        Regis Mister, the man accused of shooting and killing his mother and brother last year has a trial date set for Thursday.

         (April 27, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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          Reserve officers’ duties diverse

          Reserve officers can provide help to police departments during large events. They can become heroes and in some cases, criminals. Locally, police officials praise the work of their part-time officers. (April 19, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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            UPD chief to retire May 31

            University Police Chief to leave law enforcement after 30 years.

             (April 16, 2015, Page 2)

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              Metro Narcotics makes large bust

              The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit arrested four people and recovered more than 1,000 Xanax pills, marijuana and synthetic marijuana. (April 15, 2015, Page 3A)

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                Lawyer questions statue incident charges

                The lawyer representing Graeme Phillip Harris says his client’s actions were “foolish, insensitive and offensive,” but the he wasn’t the one who put a rope around a statue of James Meredith and questions why two other students haven’t been charged. (March 30, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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                  Man who tied rope around Meredith statue indicted by grand jury

                  A former University of Mississippi student was indicted by a federal grand jury on federal civil rights charges for allegedly hanging a rope around a statue of the university’s first black student.

                  According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race. (March 29, 2015, Page 1A)

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                    Scams on the rise

                    Local police are reporting an increase of telephone scams. (March 20, 2015, Page 3A)

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