Exposing Others to HIV Arrest – Tyrone Ross

                                             

 

On May 20, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 29 year old Tyrone Ross, of Gulfport, charging him with one count of Knowingly Exposing Others to HIV. The warrant was obtained from Municipal Court Judge Kirk Clark who set bond at $200,000.

The arrest was the result of a complaint received against Ross at Memorial Hospital. The complainant stated that he met Ross while in jail. They became intimate while in jail, and continued the relationship once they were released. The relationship was between October 2015 and May 2018. The complainant stated that he learned that Ross may have HIV. Ross has been convicted twice previously for Knowing Exposing Others to HIV. Ross was located and arrested without incident. He was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

 

Dog Bite Statistics For May 2016 to May 2018

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The Gulfport Police Department has compiled a list of reported dog bites from the past two years. This list was created to emphasize the danger of dogs allowed to run at large. Dog bites involving animals at large are far more likely to occur than dogs not at large. Every dog owner should ensure that their animals are restrained and not allowed to freely roam. Not only is it a crime, it is extremely dangerous. A dog only needs to bite once to cause serious injury or death. These incidents could be drastically reduced or avoided if owners kept their dogs restrained.

Equally important is for citizens, especially children, to not approach an animal that does not belong to them.

 

Reported dog bites of persons for period of May 2016 – May 2018, segregated by breed and at large during bite or not
Breed At Large during bite Not At Large during bite
Pit Bull 56 07
Shepard 06
Boxer 04
Labrador 03 02
Rottweiler 02 01
Chihuahua 02 01
Bulldog 02
Doberman 01
Chow 01 01
Schnauzer 01
Corso 01
Pomsky 01
Terrier 01
Corgi mix 01
Jack Russell 01
Heeler 01
Husky 01
Mastiff 01
Daschund 01
Akita 01
No breed described by R/P 19
Totals 106 13

 

Reported dog bites of other animals for period of May 2016 – May 2018, segregated by breed and at large during bite or not
Breed At Large during bite Not At Large during bite
Pit Bull 40
Shepard 04
Labrador 04
Curr 03
Terrier 03
Bulldog 02
Rottweiler 02
Blood Hound 01
Mastiff 01
Jack Russell 01
Boxer 01
King Courser 01
No breed described by R/P 11
Totals 73 01

2018 Click it or Ticket – May 21 to June 3

2018 Click It or Ticket With a Border to Border Kick-Off

Fact Sheet

Change Habits to Save Lives

Be a Part of the Progress

  • From May 21-June 3, State and local law enforcement agencies across the Nation are stepping up enforcement to crack down on motorists who aren’t wearing their seat belts.
  • For this year’s Click It or Ticket seat belt mobilization effort, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking all States to participate in the kickoff event Border to Border (B2B), a 1-day national seat belt-awareness event coordinated by participating State highway safety offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons. The B2B program aims to increase law enforcement participation by coordinating highly visible seat belt enforcement and providing seat belt fact sheets for drivers at heavily traveled, highly visible State border checkpoints.
  • The B2B kick off will include a 4-hour enforcement crackdown from 4–8 p.m. on Monday, May 21. The focus of B2B is on the nighttime hours, during which seat belt use is at its lowest. The operation will include both interstates and local roadways, and NHTSA is asking all States to participate this year.

Enforce Life-Saving Laws

  • Click It or Ticket isn’t about citations; it’s about saving lives. In 2016, there were 10,428 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. To help prevent crash fatalities, we need to step up enforcement and crack down on those who don’t wear their seat belts.
  • Seat belt use is required by law for a reason: In 2016, seat belts saved an estimated 14,668 lives of occupants 5 and older. From 2012 to 2016, seat belts saved nearly 67,000 lives.
  • If all passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts, an additional 2,456 lives could have been saved in 2016 alone.

Face the Facts

  • The national seat belt use rate in 2016 was 90.1 percent, which is good—but we can do better. The other 9.9 percent still need to be reminded that seat belts save lives.
  • Among young adults 18 to 34 killed in crashes in 2016, more than half (57%) were completely unrestrained—one of the highest percentages for all age groups.
  • Men make up the majority of those killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In 2016, 65 percent of the 23,714 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed were men. It comes as no surprise that men wear their seat belts at a lower rate than women do – 52 percent of men in fatal crashes were unrestrained, compared to 40 percent of women.
  • High-visibility seat belt enforcement is important 24 hours a day, but nighttime is especially deadly for unbuckled occupants. In 2016, 56 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m. – 5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts.

Bust the Myths

  • Vehicle type: There seems to be a misconception among those who drive and ride in pickup trucks that their large vehicles will protect them better than other vehicles would in a crash. The numbers say otherwise: 61 percent of pickup truck occupants who were killed in 2016 were not buckled up. That’s compared to 42 percent of passenger car occupants who were not wearing seat belts when they were killed. Regardless of vehicle type, seat belt use is the single most effective way to stay alive in a crash.
  • Seating position: Too many people wrongly believe they are safe in the back seat unrestrained. Forty-seven percent of all front-seat passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained, but 57 percent of those killed in back seats were unrestrained.
  • Rural versus urban locations: People who live in rural areas might believe that their crash exposure is lower, but in 2016, there were 13,732 passenger vehicle fatalities in rural locations, compared to 9,366 fatalities in urban locations. Out of those fatalities, 49 percent of those killed in the rural locations were not wearing their seat belts, compared to 46 percent in urban locations.

Click It or Ticket—Day and Night

  • High-visibility seat belt enforcement is important 24 hours a day, but nighttime is especially deadly for unbuckled occupants. In 2016, 56 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m. – 5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts.

Learn more about the Click It or Ticket mobilization at www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.

Aggravated Domestic Assault Arrest – Rodney Lamar Cook

                                             

 

 

On May 17, 2018, Officers arrested 37 year old Rodney Lamar Cook, of Gulfport charging him with one count of Aggravated Domestic Assault. The warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Louise Ladner who set bond at $25,000.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response to the area of the 1100 block of 28th Street. Officers were attending to an unrelated call when they heard a female screaming for help. Officers identified the location of the female. Officers observed a dispute between Rodney Cook and an adult female who Cook was in a relationship with. Officers investigated the dispute which let to the arrest of Cook. The victim sustained injuries to her face and neck consistent with an attempted strangulation. Cook was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

Vicious Animal, Dog at Large – 1400 block of 28th Street

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On May 12, 2018, the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of a dog bite in the Regency Way Apartments located at 1400 28th Street. The complainant stated that her nine year old daughter was bitten in the face by a pit bull that belonged to another resident. The child was playing with the dog who was loose in the complex. The incident occurred on the previous day. The complainant stated that the delay in reporting was due to her taking her child immediately to a hospital for treatment. Gulfport Animal Control was contacted and a report generated. Charges were filed against the dogs owner for Vicious Animal and Dog at Large. Shyia Tippens was determined to be the owner of the dog.

On May 17, 2018, Tippens was made aware of the charges in this case and turned herself in at the Gulfport Police Department. The child was treated and released after receiving medical treatment. Tippens did have the proper documents regarding rabies vaccinations.

We would like to urge caution to all citizens if they see a dog that does not belong to them. It is best not to approach dogs or other animals and to notify the Gulfport Police Department and Animal Control at 228-868-5959 if a dog is observed at large.

 

Touching of a child x 5 Arrest – Anthony Kemon Devon Davis

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On May 16, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 23 year old Anthony Kemon Devon Davis, of Bassfield MS , charging him with five counts of Touching of a Child.

On May 5th and May 7th 2018, the Gulfport Police Department was contacted regarding three complaints of Anthony Davis touching a child. There were three victims under the age of 10 years old. A Gulfport Detective was assigned to the cases and initiated an investigation. As a result of the investigation warrants were obtained for the arrest of Davis. Bond was set at a total of $50,000 by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray. The children were known to Davis through friends and family.

On May 16, 2018 Davis traveled to the Gulfport Police Department to turn himself in. He was processed and transported to the Gulfport Police Department.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

Death Investigation – 14400 block of Deidra Court

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Updated May 18th, 2018

There have been several media requests regarding the locations of the pit bulls surrendered in this case.

Based on this incident, and prior incidents, the owner of the dogs, Emily Craft, voluntarily surrendered the dogs to Gulfport Animal Control Officers. As per protocol, the animals were turned over to the Gulfport Humane Society. The Humane Society works tirelessly to effectively place animals in safe homes. They do so with the safety of the animals and the citizens in mind. Animals with aggressive tendencies can not be adopted out into the public. Animals that can not be adopted are euthanized. The pit bulls in this case have shown by a prior allegation of attacking another dog, and by killing a person, that they are aggressive and can not be adopted to the public. Due to this, they were euthanized.

 

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Update May 16, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

The Gulfport Police Department has arrested 32 year old Emily Craft of Gulfport. She has been arrested on the charges of Dog at Large and Vicious Animal. These misdemeanor charges stem from an incident occurring in July 2017. Craft was processed and released from her residence on Deidra Court. On July 5, 2017, Gulfport Animal Control Officers responded to the 14400 block of Deidra Court in reference to a complaint of dog at large and vicious animal. The complainant stated that Craft’s two pit bulls had entered the complainants yard and attacked a golden retriever mix.

While the incident occurring on May 16, 2018 is still under investigation, there are no charges for that incident at this time.

 

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On May 16, 2018 at 7:54 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of a injured female in the 14400 block of Deidra Court. The caller advised that a woman was being attacked by two pit bulls. Responding Officers located a 75 year old female (identity withheld pending family notification) deceased in a yard. AMR was called, but the woman had already succumbed to her injuries while on the scene. Gulfport Detectives, Crime Scene Units, and the Harrison County Coroner responded.

The resulting investigation revealed that the woman was known to walk in the neighborhood. The woman apparently opened a closed gate to a fenced yard, and entered, in the 14400 block of Deidra Court. While in the yard, two pit bulls who belong to the resident, attacked the woman causing her injuries. The deceased did not live at the residence where the incident occurred. The resident has surrendered the animals to Gulfport Animal Control. While this is a tragic situation which is still under investigation, there are no charges at this time.

If anyone has information regarding this incident contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

 

Death Investigation / Leaving the Scene 400 block of Live Oak Ave

                                             

 

Updated May 17, 2018

On May 17, 2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department arrested 34 year old Erica Chantelle Kelly, of Gulfport, charging her with one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Death.

On May 17, 2018 Kelly traveled to the Gulfport Police Department and turned herself in for being involved in the accident. Gulfport Detectives interviewed Kelly then contacted Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray. Judge Ray set bond at $25,000. Kelly was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.


On May 16, 2018 at 12:53 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of a injured male lying in the roadway in the 400 block of Live Oak Ave. Responding Officers located a 49 year old black male (identity withheld pending family notifications) suffering from critical injuries. The injuries appeared consistent with being struck by a vehicle. He was transported to Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Officers were unable to locate a suspect vehicle.

We will update this release as more information develops.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

Shooting into Dwelling – 1700 block of 65th Ave

                                             

On May 14, 2018, Gulfport Police Patrol Officers arrested 22 year old Shapria Lashay Richmond, of Gulfport, charging her with one count of Shooting into Dwelling (bond $100,000) and one count of Burglary of a Vehicle (bond $25,000). Demarcus Zyke Bullard, of Gulfport, was arrested and charged with one count of Shooting into Dwelling (bond $100,000). Derrick Lorenzo Riley, of Gulfport, was also arrested and charged with one count of Accessory after the Fact (bond $50,000). The warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray. Each was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

The arrests were the result of a patrol response on Mary 11, 2018 at 9:47 p.m., to an apartment located in the 1700 block of 65th Avenue. The complainant stated that three suspects fired handguns toward an apartment which struck and entered the apartment. There were no injuries. The apartment was occupied at the time of the shooting. After the shooting, a burglary of a vehicle occurred in the same area. The vehicle belonged to one of the occupants of the apartment. The suspects were known to the victim and the incident is part of an ongoing dispute. The subsequent investigation led to warrants being obtained for Richmond, Bullard, and Riley.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

Demarcus Bullard  

Derrick Riley           

Shapria Richmond 

 

National Police Week 2018

                                             

 

National Police Week 2018: Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers 

Again this year, the Gulfport Police Department will come together with other agencies across the United States during National Police Week—May 13-19—to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind.

This year, the names of 360 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 360 officers include 129 officers who were killed during 2017, plus 231 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.

All fallen law enforcement officers from the Gulfport Police Department will be remembered during a ceremony being held on May 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. on the front steps of the Police Station located at 2220 15th Street.

The names of all 360 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated during the 30th  Annual Candlelight Vigil on the evening of May 13, 2018 to be held on the National Mall between 4th and 7th streets. So that people across the country can experience this unique and powerful ceremony, the vigil will be webcast live over the Internet beginning at 8 pm (EDT) on May 13th. To register for this free online event, visit www.LawMemorial.org/webcast.

In tribute to American law enforcement officers and at the request of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Public Law 103-322 designates May 15th National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their U.S. flags at half staff.

For more information about National Police Week, please visit www.LawMemorial.org/policeweek.

Embezzlement Arrest – Charles Dangelo

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On May 9, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 39 year old Charles Louis D’Angelo, charging him with one count of Embezzlement.

On May 8, 2018, Officers responded to a report of Embezzlement at Chuck Coates Automotive located at 13361 Dedeaux Road. The complainant advised that employee D’Angelo embezzled over $4,000 in currency from the business. The currency came into D’Angelo’s possession while he was employed with the business. A Detective was assigned and initiated an investigation. The investigation resulted in a warrant being obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner who set bond at $10,000. D’Angelo was located and arrested by Gulfport Police without incident.

He was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

 

Aggravated Assault // Armed Robbery 1700 block of 65th Ave

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Update May 15, 2018

On May 12, 2018 at approximately 3:15 a.m., Gulfport Police Patrol Officers arrested 22 year old Arron Maiella Boudreaux, of Gulfport, charging him with one count of Armed Robbery (bond $100,000) and one count of Aggravated Assault (bond $200,000). The warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray. He was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

On May 14, 2018, Officers arrested 19 year old Aundrea Lashann Mitchell, of Ocean Springs, and 19 year old James Earl Walker III, of Jayess MS, charging each with one count of Armed Robbery (bond $100,000) and one count of Aggravated Assault (bond $200,000). The warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray.

The arrest was the result of the investigation into the shooting reported on May 8, 2018. The investigation revealed that the victim was called to the 1700 block of 65th Ave to meet a woman he knew from social media. Upon arrival the victim was approached by two armed suspects. The suspects demanded property and then shot the victim who drove himself to the hospital. Gulfport Detectives identified Boudreaux, Mitchell, and Walker as the suspects in this incident. Mitchell and Walker were taken into custody in Columbia Mississippi with the assistance of the Columbia Police Department. Gulfport Detectives traveled to Columbia Mississippi and took custody of Mitchell and Walker. They were processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

Arron Boudreaux                 

James Earl Walker III         

Aundrea Lashann Mitchell 

 


On May 8, 2018 at 2:46 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to Memorial Hospital in reference to a 25 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Gulfport Patrol and Detective units initiated an investigation. The investigation revealed that the victim was walking in the 1700 block of 65th Ave where he was met by two black males. They demanded property from the victim then shot him as they fled. The victim then went to his vehicle and drove himself to the hospital for treatment.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

DUI 2nd Arrest – Tommie Ray McFarland

                                             

Update May 10, 2018

On May 9, 2018 Tommie Ray McFarland’s charge of DUI 2nd has been upgraded to two counts of Aggravated DUI. Warrants were obtained by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray who set bonds at $100,000 per charge totaling $200,000. The charges were upgraded due to the injuries sustained to the victims of the crash. McFarland was located and arrested at his residence without incident. He was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

Tommie McFarland 

 

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On May 5, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 57 year old Tommie Ray Mcfarland , of Gulfport, charging him with one count of DUI 2nd Offense.

On May 5, 2018, at 7:19 p.m., Gulfport Officers responded to the area of Highway 49 and Oneal Road in reference to a reported vehicle accident. Officers located a Harrison County Sheriff’s vehicle was involved in a crash with a maroon Chevrolet Silverado being operated by Tommie Mcfarland. Mcfarland failed to yield right of way by making a turn across Highway 49 and struck the marked  Harrison County Sheriff’s Department vehicle.

Two Harrison County Deputies sustained non life threatening injuries. Tommie Mcfarland also sustained non life threatening injuries. Gulfport Officers investigated the crash and determined that Tommie Mcfarland was operating his vehicle while DUI. All parties were transported to area hospitals for treatment.

Mcfarland’s driver’s history showed he has been charged with a DUI previously in Nevada  in 2012.

(No photograph of Mcfarland due to medical treatment)

 

 

Armed Robbery Arrest – Kelton Osborne

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On May 3, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 18 year old Kelton Lakarris Osborne, of Greenwood , charging him with one count of Armed Robbery.

On May 2, 2018, at 8:10 a.m., Officers responded to the subway located at 11240 Hwy 49 in reference to an Armed Robbery. Witnesses stated that an unknown black male entered the business, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect fled the business in a Chevrolet Impala. Gulfport Detectives responded and initiated an investigation.

On May 3, 2018 Gulfport Patrol Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle believed to be involved in the incident. Gulfport Detectives responded and continued the investigation which resulted in a warrant being obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner who set bond at $200,000. Osborne was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

 

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

Public Notice – Oxycodone / Fentanyl

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Gulfport Police want to make the public aware of counterfeit Oxycodone Tablets that actually contain Fentanyl due to the risk of overdose and death. Over the course of the past several weeks, Gulfport Narcotics Detectives have seized multiple blue pills marked with an “A215” which indicate that the pills are Oxycodone. When the pills were analyzed at the DEA Laboratory, the pills were found to actually contain Fentanyl with no Oxycodone present.

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania wants to make the public aware of these counterfeit Fentanyl tablets. Individuals illicitly purchasing tablets believed to be Oxycodone may actually be receiving a fatal Fentanyl dose. Drug dealers will many times sell these pills that are not what they claim resulting in drug users being unaware of what they are actually purchasing.  This type of counterfeit pill activity makes the illegal drug trade especially dangerous.

Although the counterfeit pill market is nothing new, it becomes life and death when Fentanyl is involved. The Gulfport Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are working diligently to identify the source of the counterfeit pills. Derryle Smith, DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge stated “DEA and our state and local partners are being proactive in investigating these cases. These type of heroin and fentanyl-related compounds are drugs manufactured specifically to meet the demand of opioid addicts. Fentanyl is deadly at the microgram level.  Make no mistake, misuse of fentanyl will kill you! “

The Gulfport Police Department and the DEA encourage residents to call 228-868-5959 to report illegal narcotics activity.

 

 (While not an actual photo of the recovered pills, this photo is very similar)

 

Public Assistance Request – Kevin Demond Thompson

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On May 2, 2018 at approximately 1:53 a.m., Officers responded to the 2400 block of Knox Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Responding Officers located an adult female who sustained injuries from a physical assault. The victim stated that her ex boyfriend, Kevin Thompson, forced entry to her home and assaulted herself and her teenage daughter. Thompson fled the home after the assault. A Detective responded and the resulting investigation led to warrants being issued for the arrest of Kevin Demond Thompson. Thompson is described as a 41 year old black male 5’08” 180 pounds with short black hair. He is believed to frequent the city of Moss Point. Thompson currently has active warrants for Aggravated Domestic Assault, Aggravated Assault, and Burglary.

If anyone has information regarding the location of Thompson, contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

 

 

Aggravated Domestic

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On April 29, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 30 year old Emmanuel Lee McClendon, of Gulfport, charging him with one count of Aggravated Domestic Assault.

On April 29, 2018, at 1:37 p.m., Officers responded to Memorial Hospital in reference to an assault involving a juvenile victim.  A juvenile (identity, age, and sex withheld) was brought for treatment after sustaining injuries from being choked. A Detective responded and initiated an investigation. As a result of the investigation a warrant was obtained for the arrest of McClendon by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray who set bond at $20,000.

McClendon was located by the Gulfport Police Department on April 29 at approximately 6:00 p.m. He was arrested without incident. McClendon was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

Cultivation of Marijuana Arrest – Merrill Potter, Sarah Bowers

                                             

 

On April 29, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 37 year old Merrill Francis Potter and 38 year old Sarah Jean Bowers both of Gulfport, charging each with one count of Cultivation of Marijuana.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response on April 29, 2018 to a domestic dispute in the 100 block of Cherry Court. While investigating the domestic dispute, between Potter and Bowers, Officers became aware of several growing marijuana plants inside of the residence. A Detective responded to assist in the investigation. The investigation led to the arrest of Potter and Bowers. Warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner. Bond was set at $20,000 each.

Potter and Bowers were processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

Merrill Potter  

Sarah Bowers  

Aggravated Assault // Robbery – 30th Ave and 12th St

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On April 28, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 20 year old London Shacore Taylor, of Sylacauga Alabama, charging him with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Armed Robbery. Also arrested was 38 year old Shannon Bernard Durr of Gulfport, charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery.

The Gulfport Police Department is requesting assistance in locating Christopher Demitrice Henderson a 26 year old black male, 5’08”, 170 pounds. Henderson has active warrants for Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery.

On April 28, 2018, at 2:21 a.m., Officers responded to the area of 30th Ave and 12th St in reference to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival Officers located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The male was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He was in critical condition. Gulfport Crime Scene Units, Patrol, and Detectives responded. The resulting investigation led to the identification of Taylor, Durr, and Henderson. The investigation revealed that the three suspects approached the victim with the intention to commit robbery. During the commission of the robbery the victim was shot several times.

Warrants were issued by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray. Bonds for Taylor are $250,000 for Aggravated Assault and $250,000 for Armed Robbery. Bonds for Durr were $100,00 for Aggravated Assault and $100,000 for Armed Robbery. Durr and Taylor were located, arrested, and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

Christopher Henderson 

London Taylor                 

Shannon Durr                  

 

 

Aggravated Assault – 50th Ave and Pacific St

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On April 23, 2018 at approximately 3:00 pm Officers responded to a report of an 18 year old female suffering from gunshot wounds to her legs at Memorial Hospital. Officers responded and an investigation was initiated. The investigation has revealed that the shooting occurred while the female was occupying a vehicle traveling in the area of 50th Ave and Pacific St. It was reported that a suspect fired several rounds at the vehicle, striking the vehicle and an occupant. The victim then traveled directly to Memorial Hospital for treatment. The wounds are believed to be non life threatening. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival. No arrests have been made.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.