Embezzlement Arrest Cotrell Demond Wilson

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At approximately 1:38 A.M., June 22, 2018, the Gulfport Police responded to 12126 Highway 49 to investigate a burglary. Investigation revealed that Cotrell Demond Wilson of Gulfport entered the business and removed an undisclosed amount of money from the safe. Wilson was employed by the business during this time. On June 28, 2018, a warrant for Embezzlement was obtained for Wilson’s arrest. Wilson could not be located and was later listed on the National Crimes Information Center as a Fugitive from Justice.

On November 12, 2018, Wilson was contacted in the 1000 block of West Birch Drive Gulfport where he was taken into custody without incident. Wilson was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center with a bond of $50,000.00 set by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray.

 

Malicious Mischief // DUI – Keith Rio Cavalier

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On November 10, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 28 year old Keith Rio Cavalier, of Gulfport, charging him with one count of felony Malicious Mischief and Driving Under the Influence 1st Offense.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response, on November 10, 2018 at 5:54 a.m., to 1801 23rd Avenue, The Harrison County Courthouse, in reference to a vehicle crash. Officers located a 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck which had struck the building causing damages. The damages were estimated at over the felony threshold of $1,000. The resulting investigation revealed Cavalier was Driving Under the Influence and intentionally struck the building. Cavalier stated the crash was a way to contact police in order to report his stolen drug paraphernalia.

The warrant for his arrest was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner who set bond at $25,000. Cavalier was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

Armed Robbery // Burglary – Shcour Jamal Overstreet

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Updated November 7, 2018

On November 6, 2018 Shcour Overstreet turned himself in to the Gulfport Police Department. He was charged with one count of Armed Robbery and one count of Burglary. His bond was set at $250,000 for the Armed Robbery and $50,000 for Burglary. Bond was set by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner. Overstreet was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

The second suspect has not yet been arrested.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Crimestoppers at (877)787-5898 www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

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On November 5, 2018, at approximately 10:43 a.m., Officers responded to the 1600 block of Rhorer Avenue in reference to a report of Armed Robbery and Burglary. The complainant stated that two suspects forced their way inside of a residence. The complainant was held at gunpoint while their residence was searched. The suspects then fled on foot. There were no injuries sustained during this incident.

The resulting investigation has led to a warrant being issued for the arrest of Schour Jamal Overstreet.

The second suspect is described as a dark skinned black male.

A warrant for the arrest of Schour Jamal Overstreet has been obtained charging him with one count of Armed Robbery and one count of Burglary. Overstreet is described as an 18 year old black male, 5’09”, 140 pounds, brown eyes, and black hair. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Overstreet please contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Crimestoppers at (877)787-5898 www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

 

 

Aggravated Assault Arrest – Fredrick Carl Houston

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On November 3, 2018, Officers arrested 62 year old Fredrick Carl Houston, of Gulfport charging him with one count of Aggravated Assault, the warrant was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray who set bond at $50,000.

On November 3, 2018 at 1:27 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to the 700 block of 26 1/2 Street in reference to a shooting. Officers located an adult male who was shot through the abdomen. The male was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The resulting investigation led to the arrest of Houston. The shooting stemmed from a dispute between the two men. Houston turned himself in to the Gulfport Police Department. Houston was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

Armed Robbery 2015 East Pass Road – Community Bank

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On November 3, 2018 at 8:50 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of an Armed Robbery at 2015 East Pass Road, the Community Bank. Officers met with a bank employee who reported that as she entered the bank a black male wearing a Halloween mask approached with a handgun. The male demanded money. The employee was able to lock herself inside of a room and contact police. The masked man fled on foot without obtaining any cash. See surveillance images of the male below. He is described as a short black male estimated age of 20 to 30 wearing all black.

There were no injuries during this incident.

This investigation is ongoing. There have been no arrests or warrants obtained. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to 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.

 

Pedestrian Fatality Robinson Rd // Salisbury Rd

 

On October 27, 2018 at approximately 6:59 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to the area of Robinson Road and Salisbury Road in reference to pedestrian traffic accident. Upon arrival Officers located a 90 year old female suffering from injuries sustained in the crash. The female was transported to an area hospital. Later that evening she succumbed to her injuries while receiving treatment.

The woman was struck by a 2010 Toyota Corolla. The driver of the Corolla had immediately stopped and cooperated with police. The preliminary investigation revealed that the woman was struck while walking across the roadway.

The identity of the deceased is withheld pending proper family notification. There are no charges filed in this incident.

Pedestrian Fatality Hwy 49 // Airport Rd

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On October 25, 2018 at approximately 5:23 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to the area of Highway 49 and Airport Road in reference to pedestrian traffic accident. Upon arrival Officers located a 52 year old male suffering from injuries sustained in the crash. He was pronounced deceased on the scene by medical personnel. The man was struck by a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. The driver of the Impala had immediately stopped and called for police. The driver has cooperated fully with law enforcement personnel. The preliminary investigation revealed that the man was struck while crossing the Highway and entering the path of the oncoming vehicle.

The identity of the deceased is withheld pending proper family notification. There are no charges filed in this incident.

 

 

Knowingly Exposing HIV – Jamaya Kiadrianna Graham

                                             

 

On October 2, 2018, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a complainant traveled to the Gulfport Police Department to initiate a report against Jamaya Graham . The victim stated that he had unprotected sexual intercourse with Jamaya Graham. The victim stated Graham had knowledge she was positive for HIV prior to having sexual intercourse with him and did not disclose to him that she was positive for HIV.
On October 9, 2018, on Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner issued an arrest warrant for Graham setting her bond at $50,000.00
Graham turned herself into the Laurel Police Department. Gulfport Detectives traveled to Laurel PD and transported her to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center

 

Aggravated Assault – Tally Ho Circle

                                             

 

On October 10, 2018, at approximately 12:01 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 1400 block of Tally Ho Circle. Officers located an adult male suffering from a non life threatening gunshot wound. Gulfport Detectives and Crime Scene units responded. The resulting investigation revealed that the victim was shot during a robbery at his residence. Further details are limited as this is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to 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 Violence – Stephen Dexter Harris

                                             

 

On October 8, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 58 year old Stephen Dexter Harris, of Gulfport, charging him with one count of Aggravated Domestic Assault.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response, on October 8, 2018 at 7:48 p.m., to Memorial Hospital in reference to a cutting. Officer spoke with an adult female who stated that her boyfriend had cut her several times with a box cutter during an argument. The incident was reported to have happened in the area of Hardy Avenue and Old Pass Road. The injuries sustained were serious, but not life threatening.

The resulting investigation led to the arrest of Harris, at his residence, without incident. The warrant for his arrest was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner who set bond at $60,000. Harris was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

 

 

Aggravated Assault // Armed Robbery – Kameron Bettis, Fredrick Quin, Ashia Johnson

                                             

 

Updated October 10, 2018

 

On October 10, 2018 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Gulfport Police Officers located and arrested Kameron Bettis in the 9000 block of Cuandet Road. He was arrested without incident. He was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center. Bettis was charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Armed Robbery. His bond was set at $50,000 per charge.


 

On October 8, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 18 year old Fredrick Quin, of Gulfport, and 18 year old Ashia Johnson, of Gulfport, charging each with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Armed Robbery. The warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray who set bond at $50,000 per count. Quin and Johnson were located at Gulfport residences. They were arrested, processed, and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response, on October 8, 2018 at 1:24 a.m.,  to Memorial Hospital in reference to a report of a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The 19 year old victim was in serious condition. The resulting investigation led to warrants being obtained for the arrest of Fredrick Quin, Ashia Johnson, and Kameron Bettis. The investigation revealed that the victim was shot during a Robbery in the area of 19th Street and 47th Avenue. This incident is currently under investigation and further details are withheld. The victim is still receiving treatment and is in serious condition.

Bettis is still at large. He is described as a 18 year old black male, 6’01”, 135 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes (see photo below). If you have any information as to his location, please contact the Gulfport Police Department or Crimestoppers. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to 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.

 

Kameron Bettis  

Ashia Johnson   

Fredrick Quin    

 

 

Enticement of a Child – Denyon Free

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On October 2, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 36 year old Denyon Dealonzo Free, of Gulfport , charging him with of Enticement of a Child and Dissemination of Sexually Orientated Materials to Person Under 18 Years of Age.

The arrest was the result of a report initiated on October 1, 2018, stating that Free had sent inappropriate photographs and messages to a female juvenile. A Gulfport Detective was assigned and initiated an investigation. The resulting investigation led to warrants being issued by Municipal Court Judge Fant Walker who set bond at $150,000 per charge.

On October 2, 2018 Free was located and arrested in the 4000 block of Tennessee Avenue. He was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

On October 8, 2018 Free was charged with an additional count of Exploitation of Children due to images located in his possession during the investigation. He was served the warrant on the addition charge while at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center. The additional warrant was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray who set bond at $50,000.

Traffic Fatality

                                             

On October 4, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Officers responded to an accident in the area of Cowan Road and Magnolia Street. Upon arrival Officers located a 55 year old adult male suffering from serious injuries. While receiving medical aid, the man succumbed to his injuries.

The resulting investigation revealed that the male passenger fell from a 1951 GMC Pickup. The man fell due an equipment malfunction of the vehicle door during a turn. He was then struck by a vehicle traveling behind them on the same roadway. The driver of the second vehicle stopped and cooperated with Law Enforcement. The resulting investigation led to the driver of the 1951 GMC Pickup being charged with Driving Under the Influence 1st Degree. The driver was 51 year old James Bryan Eads of West Monroe Louisiana he was processed and released from the Gulfport Police Department.

The driver of the second vehicle was not charged. The identity of the deceased is withheld pending proper family notification.

Missing Person – Connor Malone Alves

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Update!

On October 4, 2018 Connor Alves returned home. He was located safe. We appreciate all those who assisted.

 


 

On October 2, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department received a report of missing person Connor Malone Alves. Alves left his residence on October 2, 2018 between 5:00 am and 8:00 am. Family members stated that they were concerned for the safety of Alves. Alves is described as a 22 year old white male, 5’05”, 145 pounds, brown eyes, and brown hair. He sometimes wears glasses. He has recently shaved his hair.

Anyone with information regarding his location is urged to 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.

Homicide – 3000 block of 57th Avenue

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On September 26, 2018 at approximately 4:30 pm the Gulfport Police Department responded to the 3000 block of 57th Avenue in reference to a shooting. The victim,  a 22 year old black male (identity withheld pending proper family notification), was located on 57th Avenue, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim succumbed to his injuries while on scene. Gulfport Police Crime Scene, Harrison County Coroner’s Office, and Detective Units responded to process the scene.

This investigation is ongoing. There are no arrests at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to 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 Assistance Request – Terquarin Lewis Wanted for Arson

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Update October 1, 2018

On September 30, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department arrested Lewis during a traffic stop in the area of Louisiana Avenue and Van Buren Street. He was arrested without incident. The warrant was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner who set bond at $15,000.

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


On September 25, 2018 at approximately 6:00 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 3300 block of 39th Avenue. Responding Officers located a 2001 Lexus ES300. The Gulfport Fire Department and Gulfport Detectives also responded. Evidence recovered from the scene confirmed the fire was intentionally set. The resulting investigation identified Terquarian Lewis as the suspect. The incident was believed to be part of an ongoing domestic dispute between Lewis and an adult female.

A warrant for the arrest of Terquarian Lewis has been obtained charging him with one count of Arson 3rd Degree. Lewis is described as a 26 year old black male, 6’03”, 175 pounds, brown eyes, and black hair. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Lewis please contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Crimestoppers at (877)787-5898 www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Public Assistance Request – Identification of deceased male

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On September 24, 2018 at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of a deceased male located near Three Rivers Road and County Barn Road. A passerby saw an adult male in Bayou Bernard. The Gulfport Police Department, Gulfport Fire Department, Department of Marine Resources, and the Harrison County Coroner responded. The deceased is described as a white male mid 40’s to 50’s, 5′-09″ to 5′-10″, 200 pounds, dark hair, beard, and a gold colored watch.

If you have any information regarding the identity of the man please 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 Assistance Request – Credit Card Fraud

                                             

 

During September 2018 the photographed suspect has utilized cloned credit cards at various locations in Gulfport. He has made various withdrawals from ATM machines with the cloned cards.  If you know the identity of the photographed suspect please contact the Gulfport Police Department or Crimestoppers.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to 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, Aggravated Assault – Odis Thomas, Jefferius McFarland

                                             

 

On September 10, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 25 year old Odis Dangelo Thomas charging him with one count of Shooting into Dwelling House. On September 11, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 20 year old Jefferius McFarland, of Gulfport, charging him with one count of Aggravated Assault.

On September 10, 2018 at approximately 5:16 p.m., officers responded to Magnolia State Apartments located at 1005 W Birch Dr in reference to two males armed with handguns shooting at each other. During the incident a vehicle and an apartment were struck. Gulfport Detectives responded. The resulting investigation identified the suspects as Thomas and McFarland. The incident was believed to be a verbal dispute which escalated to shots being fired.

Thomas returned to the scene and was taken into custody. McFarland was located on September 11, 2018 at 1:10 a.m. in the area of Wildwood Drive and West Birch Street. Warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner for both Thomas and McFarland. Their bonds were set at $200,000 each. They were each processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

 

Jefferius McFarland 

Odis Thomas             

Armed Robbery – Waffle House East Pass Road

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On August 21, 2018 at 3:07 a.m., two black males entered the Waffle House located at 2233 East Past Road wearing masks. The males displayed firearms and demanded money. They took an undisclosed amount of cash from the business and fled. Surveillance images of the suspects are added below. There were no injuries during this incident.

If you know the identity of the photographed suspects please contact the Gulfport Police Department or Crimestoppers.

This investigation is ongoing. There have been no arrests or warrants obtained. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to 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.