Between April 16 – April 20, 2018, the Gulfport Police Narcotics Division, US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, MBN, ATF, HSI and MDOC participated in a cooperative operation (Operation Shark Tank). This effort aimed at targeting felony offenders throughout the Gulf Coast through pro-active patrols, warrant roundups and undercover operations. This 5-day operation resulted in the arrest of 40 individuals for charges ranging from Sale of a Controlled Substance to Sex Offender registry violation. Several firearms and narcotics were seized during this operation.

This cooperative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement is a demonstration of the working relationships shared here on the Gulf Coast. Criminals should know the Gulfport Police Department will use every recourse at its disposal to detect, disrupt, and bring to justice all that seek to commit crime in our city.

The following is a list of the individuals arrested in the City of Gulfport and their charges:

  1. FREDRICK, BRODERICK – Possession of Marijuana, Resisting by Flight
  2. TILLMAN, MELISSA – Sale of Cocaine
  3. SMITH, DURRELL – Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Weapon by a convicted Felon
  4. TOWNER, JASMINE – Possession of Marijuana
  5. GARDNER, JAMEEL – Sale of Marijuana
  6. CRUMPTON, CHANCY – Sale of a Controlled Substance
  7. EVANS, SYDERECK – Sale of a Controlled Substance
  8. CLARK, EBONY – Possession of Pharmaceuticals
  9. CLEMONS, ERIC – Sale of Cocaine Base
  10. BALL, AMOS – Sale of Marijuana
  11. JERNIGAN, JOHN – Possession of Marijuana
  12. BAZOR, BRANDY – Possession of Marijuana
  13. FARRIS, RICHARD – Possession of Paraphernalia
  14. TUNER, COURTNEY – Possession of Marijuana
  15. CLEMONS, ERIC – Sale of Cocaine Base, MDOC Violation
  16. MILLER, CHRISTIAN – Possession of Methamphetamine
  17. BALL, AMOS – Sale of a Controlled Substance, Fugitive from Justice (Alabama Department of Corrections)
  18. BELL, GARYION – Possession of Marijuana
  19. ROLLINS, CLARENCE – Possession of Marijuana
  20. AGEE, JASMINE – Possession of Marijuana
  21. LEBEAU, WILLIE – MDOC Violation
  22. DEAN, JAMIE – Possession of Methamphetamine
  23. MASON, JEREMY – Possession of Paraphernalia
  24. BYRD, JAVON – Federal Weapons Charge
  25. BROWN, DANIEL – Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon
  26. BRANDON, DEONDRA – Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon
  27. BUTLER, MILTON – Sale of a controlled Substance
  28. CASEY, CHRISTOPHER – Sale of a Controlled Substance
  29. CLARK, DARRIUS – MDOC Violation
  30. CLARK, DOUGLAS – MDOC Violation
  31. FARRIS, RICHARD – Possession of Paraphernalia
  32. HAMBY, JOHN – Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  33. LOWE, REGINALD – Contempt of Court
  34. PEARSON, RENALDO – Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  35. PERKINS, JOSHUA – POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
  36. SCOTT, REGINALD – Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  37. SPARKMANL, QWENTEN – Sale OF a Controlled Substance
  38. TYLER, BRODERICK – Possession of a Controlled Substance
  39. WILLIS, BRANDON – Grand Larceny, Possession of Paraphernalia
  40. WORLDS, GARRID – Fugitive from Justice (Burglary)

Note: Operation Shark Tank is the title of the local execution of the Federal Operation Triple Beam.