500 Block of 26th Street Shooting – Warrant Obtained – Marvin McMillian

                                   

 

On January 15, 2018, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Gulfport Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 500 block of 26th Street. Upon arrival Officers located a 41 year old male victim who was suffering from one non life threatening gunshot wound to his leg. The victim and suspect were known to each other and are involved in an ongoing dispute. The shooting occurred outside of a residence.

Gulfport Detectives responded and the resulting investigation led to 41 year old Marvin Ray McMillian being identified as the suspect. Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of McMillian charging him with one count of Aggravated Assault. McMillian has not yet been arrested.

If you have information regarding the location of McMillian (photo below) please contact the Gulfport Police Department.

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.

Armed Robbery – Grand Lido Lane

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On January 10, 2018, the Gulfport Police Department arrested 16-year-old Andre Sullivan of Gulfport. He has been charged with two counts of Armed Robbery. Sullivan is charged as an adult. After booking and other procedures, Sullivan was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response on December 28, 2017, at approximately 8:58 pm to the 2000 block of Pass Road in reference to a report of Armed Robbery. Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim who stated that he made plans to meet a woman from a dating website. The victim would have been meeting the woman for the first time in the area of Grand Lido Lane. While the victim was attempting to locate his date for the night, he was approached by four unknown males, some with faces covered with clothing. The victim stated that he was held at gunpoint and physically assaulted. Property was removed from the victim during the incident. The suspects fled after the incident.

On January 8, 2018 at approximately 5:30 pm, Gulfport Police responded Grand Lido Lane in reference to a report of Armed Robbery. Upon arrival officers made contact with another victim who stated that he had made plans to meet a woman from a dating website. The victim would have been meeting the woman for the first time in the area of Grand Lido Lane. While the victim was attempting to locate his date for the night, he was approached by two unknown males, some with faces covered with clothing. The victim stated that he was held at gunpoint while property was removed from the victim during the incident. The suspects then fled.

Gulfport Detectives responded to these incidents and conducted a thorough investigation. Gulfport Officers located evidence from the scenes which assisted in identifying each suspect. As a result of that investigation warrants were issued for the arrest of 20 year old Tanike Dixon of Ocean Springs, 19 year old Isiah Gresham of Georgia, 18 year old Dwayne King of Gulfport, and 16 year old Andre Sullivan of Gulfport. Sullivan’s bond was set at $100,000 (50K per count) by Harrison County Justice Court Judges Melvin Ray and Louise Ladner.

Dixon, Gresham, and King have not yet been arrested.

If anyone has any information as to the location of Tanike Dixon, Isiah Gresham, or Dwayne King, please do not approach them. Instead, contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or your local Police Department.

Andre Sullivan 

 

Tanike Dixon 

 

Isaiah Gresham 

 

Dwayne King  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missing Person – Quincy Youngblood

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The Gulfport Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, 34 year old Quincy Jamal Youngblood of Gulfport.

Youngblood was described to officers as a black male, 34 years old, with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5’07” and 178 lbs. Youngblood was last contacted in Gulfport on December 29, 2017 by his spouse. Youngblood has been reported missing previously and was located safe. The missing persons report stated that Youngblood has substance abuse issues.

Anyone with any information, which could help locate Youngblood, is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at (228)868-5959.

Homicide – 3000 block of Southward Drive

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On January 7, 2018 at 9:07 pm the Gulfport Police Department responded to the 3000 block of Southward Drive in reference to a shooting. The victim,  a 33 year old adult male (identity withheld pending proper family notification), was located outside of a residence suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim succumbed to his injury while on scene. Gulfport Police Crime Scene 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.

Rape Arrest – Joseph Bradford Jr

                                             

On January 6, 2018, at 5:15 p.m.the Gulfport Police Department arrested 27-year-old Joseph Nathaniel Bradford Jr, of Gulfport, on one count of Rape.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response on January 6, 2018 at 4:08 a.m. to a complaint of rape reported to have occurred in the 2000 block of 47th Avenue. The adult female (identification withheld) reported that they had recently met Bradford. It was reported that Bradford had forced sexual intercourse upon the victim while inside of a residence. The victim left the residence and notified police.

Gulfport Patrol Officers and a Detective responded to investigate the complaint. The resulting investigation let to a warrant being obtained charging Bradford with one count of Rape. The warrant was signed by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray who set bond at $200,000.

Once a warrant was obtained, Bradford was located by Officers and arrested without incident. After booking and other procedures, Bradford was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility.

Felony DUI Arrest – Cayce Jenkins

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On January 4, 2018, the Gulfport Police Department arrested 48-year-old Cayce Wilson Jenkins, of Gulfport, on the charge of Felony Driving under the Influence (DUI).

On January 4, 2018, at approximately 10:19 p.m., a witness contacted Gulfport Police in reference to a driver that nearly struck a building. The witness observed the suspect vehicle stopped in the 1500 block of 42nd Avenue.  Gulfport Police located Jenkins before he could drive away in his Chevrolet Pickup. As Police contacted Jenkins, he handed a can of beer to the responding Officer asking “do you want this”. Officers observed that Jenkins was operating his vehicle while under the influence and was subsequently arrested.

A review of Jenkins’s arrest history noted several prior DUIs to include arrests in Gulfport in October 2007. Jenkin’s was arrested for DUI by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office in November 2011, October 2014, and September 2016. Due to the number of prior DUI arrests, a Gulfport Detective responded to investigate Jenkins for felonious DUI. After confirming at least two prior convictions, Jenkins was charged with DUI 3rd Offense. A warrant was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner. Jenkins’s bond was set at $30,000. Jenkins’s charge may be upgraded to DUI 4th Offense as prior DUI convictions are confirmed.

After booking and other procedures, Jenkins was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility.

Felony DUI Arrest – Kenneth Dale Guilbeaux

                                             

On January 3, 2018, the Gulfport Police Department arrested 65-year-old Kenneth Dale Guilbeaux, of Gulfport, for Felony Driving under the Influence (DUI), Improper turn, and No Proof of Insurance.

On January 3, 2018, at approximately 8:34 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a complaint of a truck in a ditch near 32nd Street and 25th Avenue. Responding Officers located a 2008 Ford F-150 occupied by Kenneth Guilbeaux. Officers believed Guilbeaux to be intoxicated upon making contact with him. Officers initiated a DUI investigation which resulted in the arrest of Guilbeaux for DUI, Improper turn, and No Proof of Insurance.

A review of Guilbeaux’s history showed that he has been previously arrested for several offenses of DUI. Guilbeaux was arrested for DUI in Long Beach in April of 2014, Gulfport in September 1996, July 2008, August 2008, March 2014, and felony DUI in December 2017. Due to the number of prior DUI arrests, a Gulfport Detective responded to investigate Guilbeaux for another felonious DUI. After confirming at least two prior convictions, Guilbeaux was charged with DUI 3rd Offense. A warrant was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner. Guilbeaux’s bond was set at $25,000. Guilbeaux’s charge may be upgraded to DUI 4th Offense as prior convictions are confirmed.

After booking and other procedures, Guilbeaux was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility.

Robbery Arrest – Decedric Keller

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On December 27, 2017, the Gulfport Police Department arrested 24-year-old Decedric Keller, of Gulfport, on one count of Robbery.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response on December 25, 2017 to the 1700 block of 42nd Avenue. Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim who stated that a suspect known to him engaged him in an altercation. The suspect, identified as Keller,  reportedly struck him with his hands, and took cash from his person. Gulfport Detectives were notified and responded. As a result of the investigation a warrant for the arrest of Keller was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray with a bond of $50,000.

On December 27, 2017, Keller was located by Gulfport Police after responding to the 1700 block of 42ndd Avenue for a disturbance complaint. Upon arrival Officers located and identified Keller. Keller initially hid from Officers inside of a residence and refused commands to turn himself in to police. After a short time, Keller was located and arrested. He was placed under arrest for his outstanding warrant and Failure to Comply with the Commands of Law Enforcement (Misdemeanor).

After booking and other procedures, Keller was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility.

Decedric Keller     

Felony DUI arrest – Brittany Beck

                                             

On December 23, 2017, the Gulfport Police Department arrested 39-year-old Brittany Faith Beck, of Gulfport, on the charges of Felony Driving under the Influence (DUI).

On December 23, 2017, at approximately 7:25 p.m., a witness contacted Gulfport Police in reference to a reckless driver. The witness observed the suspect vehicle swerving, nearly striking numerous vehicles, and periodically driving into on-coming traffic on Pass Road near Jody Nelson Drive. The witness kept the vehicle in sight until Gulfport Officers could respond. The vehicle stopped in a parking lot, at which time, the driver (Beck) was observed getting out of the vehicle, then back into the driver’s seat. Gulfport Police located Beck before she could leave the parking lot. Upon Police contact Officers observed that Beck was operating her vehicle while under the influence and was subsequently arrested.

A review of Becks arrest history noted several prior DUIs to include arrests in Gulfport in May 2012, January 2014, February 2015, June 2017, and Harrison County in July 2015. Due to the number of prior DUI arrests, a Gulfport Detective responded to investigate Beck for felonious DUI. After confirming at least two prior convictions, Beck was charged with DUI 3rd Offense. A warrant was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray. Beck’s bond was set at $50,000. Beck’s charge may be upgraded to DUI 4th Offense as prior DUI convictions are confirmed.

After booking and other procedures, Beck was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility.

Brittany Beck             

Burglary/Vehicle Theft – Dad’s Camper Outlet

                                             

 

On December 25, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of burglary and vehicle theft at Dad’s Camper Outlet located at 14101 Highway 49. The preliminary report revealed that a Dodge pickup truck, Jayco Camper, and golf cart were stolen during the previous night. There were numerous campers which were entered and electronic items removed. The golf cart was located near the business. Surveillance cameras at the business captured the images below of a suspect.

On December 26, 2017 the stolen Dodge pickup truck and Jayco Camper were recovered in an undisclosed address in Harrison County.

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.

Missing mother and daugher – Cecelia and Sophia Stokes

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Update! 12/27/17 1:47 pm – Cecelia and Sophie Stokes were located in New Orleans with assistance from the New Orleans Police Department. There were no signs of foul play. For further information on details regarding the locating of Cecelia and Sophie, contact the New Orleans Police Department.

 

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The Gulfport Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating two missing persons, 37 year old Cecelia Stokes and her 12 year old daughter Sophie Stokes of Gulfport.

Cecelia was described to officers as a white female, 37 years old, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5’04” and 120 lbs. Sophie was described as a white female, 12 years old, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5’02” and 85 lbs. They were last seen in Gulfport on December 26, 2017 around 11:00 a.m. at their residence in the 2200 block of Millner Boulevard. They were believed to be traveling to Louisiana. On December 26, Cecelia’s 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer was located in New Orleans Louisiana unoccupied.

Cecelia and Sophie were reported as missing after family members could not locate or make contact with them. Family members report that Cecelia has been diagnosed with bipolar and depression. Gulfport Detectives are working with the New Orleans Police Department to locate Cecelia and Sophie.

Anyone with any information, which could help locate Cecelia and Sophie, is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at (228)868-5959.

Sophie Stokes 

Cecelia Stokes 

Aggravated Assault – 2200 Block of 17th Ave

                                   

Update!

On January 1, 2018 at approximately 8:40 a.m., Corey Dubose turned himself in to the Gulfport Police Department. Dubose’s arrest stemmed from an investigation of aggravated assault in the 2200 block of 17th Avenue. The resulting investigation indicated that Dubose and the victim knew each other. The incident is still under investigation. Dubose was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center. Dubose’s bond was $100,000 set by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray.

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On December 23, 2017, at approximately 10:27 a.m., Gulfport Police responded to a report of a shooting into an occupied vehicle which occurred near the 2200 block of 17th Avenue. Upon arrival Officers located a victim who stated that as he was driving on 17th Avenue when a suspect shot into his vehicle.

Gulfport Detectives responded and the resulting investigation led to 19 year old Corey Christopher Dubose being identified as the suspect. Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Dubose charging him with one count of Aggravated Assault. Dubose has not yet been arrested.

If you have information regarding the location of Dubose please contact the Gulfport Police Department.

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.

 

Bank Robbery Fugitive Arrested

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On December 23, 2017, at approximately 3:55 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department arrested 33 year old Miranda Marie Maloney for being a fugitive from justice. Maloney was arrested after Gulfport Police Patrol units responded to a report of panhandling near the 2800 block of 25th Avenue. Officers contacted Maloney and while verifying her information discovered that she was wanted out of Phoenix, Arizona. Maloney was wanted for Bank Robbery by the FBI. Gulfport Detectives responded along with FBI Agents who assisted with the fugitive arrest of Maloney. Maloney is also suspected of other bank robberies in Alabama and Lousiana.

For further information regarding the resulting investigations contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

 

Homicide – 1500 block of 20th Street

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On December 20, 2017 at 4:14 am the Gulfport Police Department responded to the 1500 block of 20th Street in reference to a report of a shooting. Upon Officer arrival an adult male victim (identity withheld pending Coroner’s Office release) was located inside of a residence. The male was suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The shooting is being investigated as a murder.

Gulfport Police Crime Scene and Detective Units responded to process the scene.

This investigation is ongoing. There are no arrests or warrants 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.

 

Robbery – 3300 Block of 39th Ave

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On December 19, 2017, at approximately 9:55 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of a robbery/assault in the 3300 block of 39th Ave. Upon arrival Officers located a 29 year old female. The female reported that two unknown men armed with handguns entered her apartment after she answered her door. The victim reported that the men took items from the home and the keys to her vehicle. The two suspects fled with the victim’s vehicle, a 2006 gray Ford Taurus bearing Mississippi license plate MNS482. The victim sustained non life threatening injuries during the incident. She was treated at Memorial Hospital.

If you see the vehicle, do not approach, instead contact the Gulfport Police Department.

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.

 

Rug Bandit – Gulfport Police Department

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On December 19, 2017, at approximately 2:35 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department arrested 52 year old Ralph Eric Cox of Gulfport. Cox was charged with one count of petit larceny. Judge Walker set Cox’s bond at $1,000.

The arrest was in response to a theft occurring in the lobby of the Gulfport Police Department. Cox had traveled to the Gulfport Police Department on December 18, 2017 at approximately 11:50 p.m. Cox had come to give another arrested individual a ride home after their release. While in the lobby, Cox decided to roll up and take a rug with the Gulfport Police Department patch design on it. Cox rolled up the rug and put it in his vehicle. The incident was captured on surveillance cameras within the Gulfport Police Department lobby. (see below for images). After realizing the theft of the rug had occurred, Cox was contacted by phone and advised to return the stolen property. Cox complied and was arrested upon his arrival. During his arrest, Cox apologized for taking the rug stating that he took the rug as a prank.

 

Aggravated Assault Arrest – 44th Ave Shooting Incident

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On December 19, 2017, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department arrested 17 year old Clarence Clay of Gulfport. Clay is being charged with three counts of aggravated assault. Clay was located in the 900 block of Wanda Place inside of a residence. Clay has been charged as an adult.

The arrest is a result of a patrol response on December 18, 2017, at approximately 5:32 p.m., to the 1800 Block of 43rd Avenue for a reported shooting. Initially Officers were unable to locate a victim or cooperative witnesses. As Officers were investigating the reported firearm discharge, a Nissan Altima arrived on scene. The Altima sustained damage due to a gunshot. The vehicle was occupied with four juveniles, one which was eight months old, at the time the vehicle was struck by gunfire. The vehicle was reported to have been traveling near 44th Avenue when it was hit. One of the juveniles inside of the vehicle has not come forward to speak with police. While Officers were on scene, some citizens were detained briefly after a physical altercation, no charges were filed after the situation was calmed.

Gulfport Detectives responded and the resulting investigation led to the identification of Clarence Clay as a suspect in this case. The Warrant was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner for three counts of Aggravated Assault with a bond at $150,000 per count. Clay was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

As a result of the investigation, and arrest of Clay, two other arrests were made. Paudrekia Spivery was arrested for an outstanding Gulfport Municipal Court bench warrant. Tythisha Eason, mother of Clay, was arrested for resisting arrest as Officers were attempting to arrest Clay.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this crime 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.

 

Clarence Clay         

 

Paudrekia Spivery 

 

Tythisha Eason       

Traffic Fatality – Three Rivers Rd

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On December 9, 2017, at approximately 9:21 a.m. the Gulfport Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic accident in the area of Three Rivers Road and River Road. Officers located a Ford Expedition which had struck a guardrail and left the roadway. As a result of the crash, a three year old was thrown from the vehicle. The child sustained serious injuries and was transported to Garden Park Hospital. The child was then transported to the University Medical Center in New Orleans.  The child succumbed to the injuries while at the University Medical Center later on the same day. The vehicle was occupied with several other occupants who sustained non life threatening injuries.

Gulfport Police Accident Re-constructionist responded and are investigating the crash. There was a child restraint located during the investigation. There were no charges or citations issues during this investigation. For information regarding the identify of the deceased contact the New Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office at 504-658-9660.

Drive by Shooting – 1700 block of 45th Ave

                                         

 

On December 13, 2017, at approximately 12:24 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 1700 block of 45th Ave. Upon arrival Officers located two vehicles and a residence which were damaged by gunfire. There were no injuries. The reporting party indicated that the suspect who fired the shots was known to them. Since the initial report, Officers have located and interviewed all known parties to the incident. This investigation is ongoing. There are no warrants or 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.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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The Gulfport Police Department will participate in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic enforcement campaign from December 15, 2017 to January 01, 2018.

During the holiday season, many people choose to celebrate and enjoy themselves by having a few drinks, but even one too many increases the risk of a crash while driving a motor vehicle.
Due to the increase in drunk-driving related fatalities during the holidays, the Gulfport Police Department will be out in force apprehending all drunk drivers and spreading the message that impaired driving will not tolerated. High visibility enforcement, electronic signboards, and sobriety checkpoints will be utilized to spread the message to the motoring public. Here are some reasons why this is necessary for the Gulfport Police Department as well as other law enforcement agencies;

– In 2016, 9,477 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver.
– In December 2013, there were 733 people killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) of .08 or higher. Twenty-three (23) of those deaths occurred on Christmas Day.

Here are some tips to keep the holidays safe and happy;
– One drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for DUI or worse – increase your chances of being involved in a crash.
– If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead. Designate a sober driver before the party begins.
– If you have been drinking, DO NOT DRIVE. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.

Impaired driving is a choice you make and people get hurt or die as a result of that bad choice. If you fail to make a safe/ wise decision to call a sober friend for a ride, a cab, or family member versus driving while impaired, we will not fail in deciding to arrest you for impaired driving. Some people think that if they get stopped and suspected of DUI, they can just refuse a breath test to avoid the DUI charge. NOT TRUE!!! You can be arrested and will lose your driving privilege immediately. The only way to avoid a DUI charge is to DRIVE SOBER or DESIGNATE A SOBER DRIVER ahead of time.

Don’t let your 2017 end with a DUI arrest. Plan before you go out, and remember, whether you’ve had a lot to drink or a little to drink, it’s just not worth the risk.
The message will be very clear on the topic. “DRIVE SOBER or GET PULLED OVER!!!!!”