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A Greenwood man was shot and killed Friday afternoon in Leflore County’s first homicide of the year.  

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The Greenwood Police Department has charged two people, including a minor, with conspiracy to commit murder enhanced by street gang association, among other offenses.

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The following cases were disposed of in the Jan. 15, 2020, session of the Greenwood Municipal Court:

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For almost two years, family and friends of Demetrics Townsend have been wrestling with grief after Townsend was fatally shot at the Bishop Apartments complex March 11, 2018, at the age of 34.

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CARROLLTON — A teen is currently being held without bond for allegedly making threats against his fellow students at Carroll Academy.

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JACKSON — Another Mississippi inmate died in a troubled state prison Wednesday, and state corrections officials said his death appeared to be a suicide by hanging.

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Five patrol officers, as well as the police chief, were sworn in to the Greenwood Police Department during a ceremony Tuesday at City Hall.

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JACKSON —  Two inmates were beaten to death in a fight with other inmates in an understaffed Mississippi prison that has been shaken by other deadly violence in recent weeks, a coroner said.

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After pleading guilty to capital murder and serving 24 years and one month behind bars, Paul Murrell Stewart saw the light of day this week.

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One prisoner strangled another to death while other inmates cheered the killing. Two convicts escaped a dilapidated building by walking out an open door. Maximum-security detainees freely roamed hallways, beating and threatening others.

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A $3,500 cash reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest or arrests in the shooting death of a Greenwood man last year.

JACKSON — The leader of Mississippi’s underfunded prison system was pleading with lawmakers for money to hire more guards and pay them better in 2012 when he warned, “I see trouble down the road.”

A shooting in Greenwood on Saturday night sent a male victim to  Greenwood Leflore Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.

A $2 million wrongful death default judgment against Leflore County businesswoman K.K. Henderson Kent has been set aside following  a judge’s ruling that she was not properly served with the lawsuit filed against her.

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A Leflore County man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday stabbing death of a woman living in his house at the Glendale subdivision.

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JACKSON — A Mississippi man freed on bond after more than 22 years behind bars is spending the holidays with his family and waiting to hear whether a prosecutor will try him a seventh time in a quadruple murder case.

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LOUISVILLE — A Mississippi man whose murder conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court for racial bias was released from custody Monday for the first time in 22 years.

The following cases were disposed of in the Dec. 4, 2019, session of the Greenwood Municipal Court:

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A woman was scammed out of her money at an ATM at Walgreens by two men Wednesday, but contrary to an online post, no “knockout” powder was used,  according to authorities.

The sister of an inmate who died last week at a correctional facility in Greenwood doubts that her brother  committed suicide, as authorities have ruled.

A woman in a car received facial burns from a powder released by a strange man who came up to her in a grocery store parking lot Tuesday morning.

Greenwood first responders are requesting that residents have visible, affixed addresses on the fronts of their homes to make it easier to locate a home in the case of an emergency.

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A Greenwood High School student has been taken to the Leflore County Juvenile Detention Center after being caught with a gun on campus Friday morning.