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Tracy Jenkins, 34, of Water Valley was killed when her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer driven by James K. Robinson, 45, of Philadelphia, Penn., at the intersection of Hwy. 32 and the Hwy 7 bypass. When the crash occurred, the truck was headed north on Hwy 7 and the automobile was headed east on Hwy 32, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. After impact, the vehicles crossed the median and came to rest in the southbound lanes of Hwy.7. Here law enforcement officials and emergency r

To Burglary Charges For Horn Lake Resident

By Jack Gurner

Water Valley Police arrested Kenneth Peacock, 41, of Horn Lake on Dec. 29 for burglary and petty larceny. Peacock allegedly broke into First Baptist Church and an automobile, according to Lt. Rick McCuan. He is currently being held in the Yalobusha county jail.

On Jan. 4 police arrested Markeeya Judson, 28, of Water Valley for possession of an alleged controlled substance, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He is also being held in the county jail.

Water Valley’s crime statistics for 2007 are in the process of being compiled by Chief Mike King and will be published in the Herald when available.

Lt. McCuan reported the following additional activity in the Water Valley City limits during the past two weeks:

• Made four arrests for driving under suspension;

• Made two arrests for possession of marijuana;

• Made an arrest for simple assault;

• Made an arrest for public drunk;

• Made an arrest for simple domestic assault;

• Made an arrest for no drivers license;

• Took three reports of simple assault;

• Took a report of joyriding;

• Took a report of petty larceny;

• Took a report of disturbance in the family;

• Took a report of malicious mischief;

• Took a report of leaving the scene of an accident;

• Served a warrant for the Batesville Police Dept.

• Assisted the Mississippi Highway Patrol during the investigation of a fatal crash;

• Issued a citation for disturbing the peace, loud music in a motor vehicle;

• Issued 51 traffic tickets.


Two Coffeeville Men Charged With Money Bag Heist At Rascals

By David Howell

    Two Coffeeville men face robbery charges after allegedly grabbing a money bag from an employee at Rascals Express in Coffeeville on Dec. 28 around 4 p.m.

    Deatrian Jenkins, 20, and Jermail Williams, 21, each face robbery, grand larceny and conspiracy charges in the incident, according to Coffeeville Police Chief Mark Martin. As many as three additional suspects could face charges in this heist.

    The pair allegedly got away with over $3,500 in cash, but not for long as  Jenkins was arrested the following day and Williams was arrested two days after the incident, according to Martin.

    Martin said one of the suspects approached the employee wearing a halloween mask to conceal his identity. The second suspect was watching the incident across the street.

    “We initially were seeking one of the suspects as a possible witness to the crime,” Martin explained.

    “He admitted seeing the crime, but denied involvement,” Martin said. Following the preliminary questioning, the suspect came back to the police department and turned himself in, the chief elaborated. Police officers have recovered $1,520 of the loot.

    The Yalobusha County Sheriff Department also assisted in the investigation, primarily following up on leads in the county during the investigation, according to Martin.

    In an unrelated incident, Martin is seeking leads on a stolen vehicle. A 2004 gold Nissan Maxima was taken at approximately 7 p.m. from T.J.’s Country Kitchen in Coffeeville on New Year’s Eve.

    Anyone who has information about the stolen car is urged to contact Yalobusha Crime Stoppers.

    Information may be submitted by calling (662) 473-4935 or 1-(866) 933-TIPS (8477); or by email to  

    Crime Stoppers does not want the tipster’s name, just their information.  All letters, calls and emails will remain in the strictest confidence.  

    The person providing the information may be able to collect up to $1,000 for your confidential information.

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