The driver of the vehicle pulling two cousins on a hood could face criminal charges, according to the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department. Johnathon “Jade” D. Holland, 20, and Kristofer A. Riddell, 14, were killed Sunday when the hood went onto Highway 315 in Water Valley into on-coming traffic. (December 5, 2012, Page 2)
A Water Valley man is in prison for allegedly shooting and killing his son, according to jail records. Michael L. Washington is being held on a $125,000. His son, Joshua, 36, was shot to death Saturday night. (August 21, 2012, Page 2)
Investigators from area sheriff’s departments are still actively pursuing several unsolved murder cases. Read about them in today’s EAGLE. (May 4, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)
COFFEEVILLE — A mid-morning disturbance at a home in Coffeeville Thursday has left a 19-year-old Water Valley resident dead and a man in custody facing the charge of murder.
Monica Sayles of Water Valley was shot and killed by a single .22 caliber gunshot, according to Yalobusha County Sheriff Lance Humphreys, who was on the scene shortly after the shooting happened. The man charged with killing Sayles is Reginald Martin, 17, of Coffeeville. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)
A mid-morning disturbance at a home in Coffeeville Thursday has left a Water Valley resident dead and a man in custody facing the charge of murder. Monica Sayles, 19, of Water Valley was shot and killed by a single .22 caliber gunshot, according to Yalobusha County Sheriff Lance Humphreys, who was on the scene shortly after the shooting happened. The man charged with killing Sayles is Reginald Martin, 17, of Coffeeville.
According to Humphreys, the two had a 2-year-old child together and were boyfriend and girlfriend. According to information provided through a witness, an argument broke out between the two and Martin shot Sayles. A .22 caliber pistol was found at the scene. The call about the shooting came into dispatchers at 10 a.m. and shortly before noon, Martin was taken into custody by Yalobusha County sheriff deputies.
Humphreys said his department was aided by members of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and officers from Coffeeville. District attorney John Champion also visited Yalobusha County Thursday to help authorities decide Martin’s fate. For more information about the case, see Friday’s EAGLE. (January 6, 2011)
Wake-up calls on Monday mornings are never fun or enjoyable, but for several Yalobusha County residents, the wake-up call they received this past Monday will be remembered for a while.
Authorities from the Water Valley Police Department, the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Department of Corrections and the U.S. Marshall’s office starting executing warrants at 6:30 Monday morning in an operation that was nicknamed Operation Waterfall. (December 8, 2010, Page 2)