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.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over – Labor Day 2018

                                             

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The Gulfport Police Department will participate in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic enforcement campaign from August 17, 2018 to September 3, 2018.

During Labor Day weekend, 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 Labor Day 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!!!!!”

 

Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer x 2 Arrest – Kendall Fernando Daniels

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On August 17, 2018, Officers arrested 26 year old Kendall Fernando Daniels, of Bay St Louis charging him with two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, the warrant was obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Louise Ladner who set bond at $25,000 per count. Daniels currently has a no bond hold due to his status with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

On August 1, 2018 at approximately 10:32 p.m., two Gulfport Police Detectives conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Pass Road and 32nd Avenue. As the vehicle stopped a passenger fled on foot. While the suspect fled, he pointed a handgun toward the Detectives and fired. Thankfully the shot missed. There were no injuries. The resulting investigation identified Daniels as the suspect. He was served his warrants while already in custody at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center for Aggravated Domestic Assault, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Cocaine Base, and Possession of Methamphetamine. Daniels was previously arrested on August 2, 2018 for the other charges during followups to the shooting incident.

Aggravated Assault x 2 Arrest – Antwion Jermaine Curry

                                             

 

On August 10, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 29 year old Antwion Jermaine Curry, of Gulfport, charging him with two counts of Aggravated Assault.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response, on August 9, 2018 at 10:22 p.m.,  to the 2000 block of 41st Avenue in reference to a firearm discharge. Officers located a vehicle which was struck several times by gunfire. Gulfport Detectives responded and the resulting investigation led to the identification of Curry as the suspect. Interviews revealed that the incident was due to a verbal dispute between two individuals. During the dispute it, it was reported, that Curry displayed a handgun and fired  several shots which struck an occupied vehicle.

The warrants for Curry were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner who set total bond at $500,000. Curry was located and arrested on August 10th without incident. He was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

 

 

Armed Robbery Arrest – Jaquan Terrell Moffett

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On August 7, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 20 year old Jaquan Terrell Moffett, of Gulfport, charging him with one count of Armed Robbery.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response, on July 8, 2018 at 8:38 a.m.,  to the 13000 block of Tracewood in reference a report of armed robbery. The victim stated that a small amount of narcotics was taken from him at gunpoint by Jaquan Moffett. The victim and Moffett were known to each other. They were meeting to conduct a narcotics transactions when the incident occurred. Gulfport Detectives responded and the resulting investigation led to a warrant being issued for the arrest of Moffett by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray who set bond at $50,000.

On August 7, 2018, Moffett was located and arrested. He was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

Murder Arrest – Sandra Marie Goff

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On August 7, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 23 year old Sandra Marie Goff, of Gulfport, charging her with one count of Murder First Degree.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response, on August 7, 2018 at approximately 8:47 p.m.,  to the 13000 block of River Road in reference to a report of a gunshot. A witness stated that a gunshot was heard from a residence in the area. Responding Officers located a 38 year old white male (identity withheld pending family notification) deceased inside of the residence. The male was suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. Gulfport Detectives, Crime Scene Units, and the Harrison County Coroner responded to assist in the investigation. Search warrants were obtained and executed on the residence.

Gulfport Detectives and Patrol units located evidence and witnesses to include Sandra Goff, who was still on the scene. As a result of the investigation, Sandra Goff was identified as a suspect. The shooting appeared to be due to a verbal altercation which escalated to the shooting. A warrant was obtained for the arrest of Goff from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner who ordered no bond. Goff was denied bond due a pending case where she was charged with Motor Vehicle Theft by the D’Iberville Police Department in 2017.

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

If you have any information regarding this incident contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.

 

 

 

Armed Robbery Arrest – Sidney Warren

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On August 6, 2018 the Gulfport Police Department arrested 26 year old Sidney Oshay Warren, of Gulfport , charging him with one count of Armed Robbery.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response, on May 29, 2018,  to the 600 block of Georgia Street in reference a report of armed robbery. The victim stated that an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from him at gunpoint by Sidney Warren. The victim and Warren were known to each other and had an ongoing dispute over Warren, allegedly, taking a firearm from him on a prior incident. Gulfport Detectives responded and the resulting investigation led to a warrant being issued for the arrest of Warren by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray who set bond at $50,000.

On August 6, 2018, Warren was located and arrested. He was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

Public Assistance Request – 401K Fraud Scam

                                             

 

On July 18, 2018, a female entered the Walmart located at 9350 Highway 49 and scammed a cashier into transferring money onto a gift card. The female convinced the clerk that she was transferring money from her 401K to a Walmart gift card. The transaction was found to be fraudulent.  She was accompanied by two other individuals photographed below. Scams similar to this have been occurring at other Walmart locations outside of Gulfport.

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.

 

Back to School 2018

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This week marks the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year.  The Gulfport Police Department wants to ensure the safety of the pedestrians walking in or near school zones.  Attached is a copy of the schools and the school zone times.  Be mindful that when the school zone traffic lights are active, the speed limit is 15 mph in that area.  We are asking motorists to pay attention and adhere to the speed limits during school zone times as well as non-school zone times. Motorists should also remember that passing a stopped school bus is prohibited.

In December of 2009, a bill known as “Nathan’s Law” was submitted and passed by the state legislature as a result of the death of Nathan Key.   As stated in the amended Mississippi Code of 1972, the driver of a vehicle upon a street or highway upon meeting or overtaking any school bus which has stopped on the street or highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children shall come to a complete stop and shall not proceed until the children have crossed the street or highway and the school bus has proceeded in the direction it was going.

Motorists should be mindful of this statute and that children sometimes cross in front of the stopped school bus upon exiting it.  Therefore, motorists should be more cautious when they see a stopped school bus or a bus slowing to stop.

Potential incidents occurring from this violation can be prevented.  Please be patient.  We want every child to have a safe and productive 2018/19 school year.

!Safety is everyone’s responsibility!

Aggravated Domestic Assault, Stolen Firearm, Narcotics Arrest – Kendall Fernando Daniels

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On August 2, 2018, Officers arrested 26 year old Kendall Fernando Daniels, of Bay St Louis charging him with one count of Aggravated Domestic Assault, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Cocaine Base, Possession of Methamphetamine . The warrant for Aggravated Domestic Violence was issued by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray who set bond at $250,000. The additional warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Louise Ladner who set total bonds at $50,000 per charge.

On February 23, 2018 an adult female victim contacted to the Gulfport Police Department to initiate a complaint of domestic violence. The victim stated that Kendall Daniels strangled and struck her with his fists. The incident occurred in the 11000 block of Highland Avenue. Officers observed visible signs of injury on the victim consistent with an assault. Daniels was not located for arrest at the time of the incident reporting.

On August 2, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Gulfport Detectives received information that Kendall Daniels was inside of a residence in the 1900 block of 46th Avenue in Gulfport. Detectives traveled to that location where they made contact with the residents. Daniels was located and arrested without incident. During his arrest a firearm which was reported stolen from another agency, methamphetamine, and cocaine was recovered. Daniels was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.