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News in Rankin County, Mississippi

Arrests made in Martin's General Store burglary
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:20:49 -0800

 Rankin County Sheriff's Department Deputies have arrested four juvenile males in connection to the recent business burglary at Martin's General store in the Johns community

5-month-old in vehicle during Rankin Co. drug bust
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 18:25:06 -0800

 During a traffic stop Rankin County police found more than 80 grams of Meth Saturday night.

Martin's General Merchandise Store burglarized
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:51:59 -0800

A 357 revolver ended up in the hands of a burglar, and Rankin County Sheriff's Investigators need your help putting the thief behind bars.

Dogwood security officer busted
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:20:39 -0800

A Jackson man, working security at Dogwood Festival Mall, is in the Rankin County jail on a contempt of court charge out of Florence tonight, and Flowood police want to know how he got the security job. That's because the man, 24-year-old Tavon Dorsey-Hurtt, has a lengthy criminal history.

Guilty verdict for man accused of dog fighting
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 23:40:03 -0800

A Rankin county jury quickly reached a verdict in the case of a man accused of dog fighting. The charges and indictment came after deputies raided his Sandhill home, finding pit bulls and dozens of abandoned vehicles.

Reward offered for bald eagle shooter
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:51:43 -0800

An injured bald eagle found in Rankin county over the weekend continues to recover one day after being delivered to a north Jackson Veterinarian for treatment.

Bald eagle found shot near the Reservoir
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:36:06 -0800

The men called local authorities, including the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and a local animal rehab group to get some help.

Florence man going to prison after shooting neighbor who threatened his dogs
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:35:39 -0800

According to Madison/Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest, in the early morning hours of July 4, 2013, the Rankin County Sheriff's Department responded to 144 Oak Street after a 911 call reported a shooting at the home. 

Authorities seize 80 grams of meth, find infant in car
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:38:48 -0800

A man and woman were arrested Saturday after one of 2014’s biggest street meth busts in Rankin County. Thomas Allen and Tracie Burt face 14 different criminal counts in connection with the bust. Deputies said they found more than 80 grams of meth, along with pills and syringes, in their car. Watch the report “In Rankin County, I’m not saying we don’t have a drug problem, but very seldom do we ...

Rankin authorities arrest woman for money laundering
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:20:39 -0800

A Rankin County drug interdiction task deputy stopped a Ford passenger vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 20 near downtown Brandon Tuesday evening around 8 p.m. During the traffic stop, the deputy suspected the vehicle was carrying drugs and contraband.