Wednesday, August 6, 2014 1:00 AM
Virginia man's charged in drive-by shooting
A Virginia man was arrested Friday in connection with a "drive-by shooting" which, authorities said, stemmed from an incident of road rage.
No injuries were reported.
Travokeua Dontavious Johnson, 30 of 202 Prospect Road, Suffolk, Va., was charged with a drive-by shooting on Mississippi 16 east on Friday, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.
The sheriff's department received a 911 call from a truck driver traveling to Kemper County who reported the shooting near the city limits, he said.
"He passed by a motorist when the shots were fired at the truck," Waddell said.
A BOLO (Be On The Lookout) was put out for the vehicle and is was eventually stopped by Kemper County deputies just inside the county line, the sheriff added.
Two passengers in the vehicle were not charged.
Johnson was later released from the Neshoba County Jail after posting bond.
BMW seized after felony drug arrest
A BMW was seized after the driver was charged with felony drug possession following a roadblock in the Good Hope community, the authorities said.
Wendy McKenzie, 34, of 237 Harper Road, Meridian, was charged with felony possession of crystal methamphetamine, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.
McKenzie was arrested on Thursday night on Mississippi 485 in the Good Hope community at a road block, he said.
"The crystal meth was discovered inside her boot," the sheriff said. "Also seized was a BMW. It will be processed through the courts and will hopefully become the property of Neshoba County."
McKenzie remained in the Neshoba County Jail on Tuesday.
Stolen vehicle recovered at scrap yard
A vehicle reported stolen in April was recovered after being discovered in a Shuqualak scrap yard, the authorities said.
Milton Chapman, 29, of 103 Cotton Dr., was charged with grand larceny, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.
Chapman is charged with taking an antique car from a residence on county Road 759 in the Sandtown community in April.
The vehicle was eventually discovered in a Shuqualak scrap yard, the sheriff said.
"He hooked it to another vehicle and pulled it to Shuqualak," he said.
Chapman was released from jail on a $5,000 bond. The sheriff said that the case would go before a grand jury.
2 women charged with felony drug possession
Two women were charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a routine traffic stop.
Jackie McFee, 40, of 20407 Mississippi 15 south, and Wanda Skinner, 47, of Collinsville, were both charged with felony possession of crystal methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia and marijuana, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.
The two were charged after a traffic stop at the Mississippi 15 bypass on Saturday, July 19.
"The drugs were found on their person and in the vehicle," the sheriff said.
Waddell said all the evidence from the scene had been submitted to the state crime lab for testing.
Bond for McFee was set at $21,800 and Skinner's at $22,000.
"We hope to submit the case to the grand jury soon," the sheriff said.