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Authorities Ask For Public’s Help In Search For Two Men

Earl Logan (left) and Steve Johnson

By David Howell

WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha authorities are asking for the public’s help in the apprehension of two men  who have outstanding warrants. The men, Winfred Earl Logan, 26, and Steve Johnson, 32, also could have information about several burglaries in the county, according to Sheriff Lance Humphreys

    Logan has an outstanding misdemeanor warrant from the Coffeeville Police Department and fled from Yalobusha deputies following a brief vehicle pursuit earlier this month on County Road 211.

    “He jumped out of his car and took off,” Humphreys said.

    Logan is a black male described as 5 feet, 11 inches weighing 150 pounds.

    “Logan is well known in the Coffeeville area as Earl Logan and we hope someone will provide us with information about his location,” Coffeeville Police Chief Mark Martin said about the search.

    Yalobusha authorities aren’t the only law enforcement officials searching for the second fugitive. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department also have warrants on Steve Johnson.

    Johnson’s address is listed as 2515 Hwy. 7, Coffeeville. He is described as a five feet, eight inch, black male, weighing 160 pounds.

    “We think he is in the Coffeeville area,” Humphreys said. “Johnson  also  could have information about burglaries in our county,” Humphreys said.

    Anyone with any information about the men is urged to contact the Yalobusha Crime Stopper’s TIPS hotline at 473-4935 or 1-(866) 933-TIPS (8477); by email at, or  writing to P.O. Box 166, Water Valley, Miss., 38965.  

    Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name, Martin reminded potential callers. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is offered is your information leads to the arrest and conviction for any crime in the county.

    In other law enforcement news:

    • Deputies assisted the Coffeeville Police Department Sunday morning after receiving information that a former Coffeeville man could cause a disturbance during church services. The man was briefly detained before returning to Tennessee.

    • Deputies took a report of a stolen dog on County Road 57 on April 18.

    • Deputies investigated an automobile burglary on County Road 186 on April 17. Humphreys said the vehicle had been sitting for several weeks when the owner noticed items had been taken.

    • Deputies are investigating a mobile home fire at 1868 County Road 90.

    • Deputies took a report of a runaway juvenile on Janice Drive. The missing teen was discovered a short time later in Water Valley.

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