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Law Enforcement Report

Emergency medical responders treated a stabbing victim at Rolling Hills last Thursday night. The severely wounded man was flown to Memphis for treatment. – Photo by Jack Gurner

City Law Enforcement Report

WATER VALLEY – Police have charged Simone White of Rolling Hills, Water Valley, with aggravated assault in connection with an alleged stabbing incident, according to Lt. Rick McCuan.

Police and emergency medical responders were called to Perkins Cove in Rolling Hills Thursday night, Oct. 8, around 8:30 after receiving reports that a man was shot or stabbed.

The man was taken by ambulance to the parking lot across from BorgWarner where he was picked up by a medical transport helicopter and flown to Memphis for surgery. He was reported to be in critical, but stable condition.

White is free on a $10,000 bond awaiting action of the Grand Jury.

Lt. McCuan reported the following law enforcement activity within the Water Valley City limits during the past two weeks:

• Made three arrests for driving under suspension;

• Made two arrests for public drunk;

• Made two arrests for possession of marijuana;

• Made two arrests for possession of beer in a city park;

• Made an arrest for shoplifting;

• Made an arrest for a concealed weapon;

• Made an arrest for no drivers license;

• Made an arrest for disturbing the peace, loud music in a motor vehicle;

• Took four reports of simple assault;

• Took four reports of malicious mischief;

• Took two reports of petty larceny;

• Took a report of shoplifting;

• Took a report of burglary;

• Took a report of telephone profanity;

• Issued 43 traffic citations.

Sheriff’s Report

Would be thieves learned how durable the U.S. Corps of Engineers pay boxes are after attempting to break into one at Gum’s Crossing.

    Sheriff Lance Humphreys said the suspects had used a large truck to pull the metal pipe out of the ground. Once removed, they dragged the box down the road before an apparent unsuccessful attempt to open the box and get the money.

    “They worked hard to get the money, which would have only a few dollars because the money had been collected a day earlier. Similar offenses were reported in Grenada County during the same time, Humphreys also reported.

    Other law enforcement news during the last two week includes:

    • Took a report of harassing phone calls and trespassing on Oct. 2 on County Road 53.

    • Took a report of a suicide threat on County Road 53 on Sept. 29. An ambulance transported the person to Baptist Hospital in Oxford.

    • Worked a malicious mischief on Oct. 4 on County Road 117.

    • Responded to a report of a child in need of supervision on Oct. 6.

    • Seized four malnourished horses from County Road ???. Humphreys said Coroner Ronnie Stark volunteered to transport the horses to a Duck Hill facility, In Defense of Animals, to nurse the horses back to health.

    “One horse was already dead, it was a bad situation,” Humphreys said. The matter remains under investigation.

    • Responded to a domestic violence call on County Road 436 on Oct. 6.

    • Took a report of joyriding on County Road 25 on Oct. 7.

    • Took a report on domestic violence on Kennedy Street in Coffeeville on Oct. 8.

    • Answered a domestic dispute on County Road 154 on Oct. 10.

    • Made an arrest for public drunk on County Road 224 on Oct. 12. The suspect was apparently causing a disturbance, prompting a neighbor to call the sheriff’s department. Humphreys also said that multiple garbage cans were also discovered at the suspect’s home.

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