Two felony arrests made in massive crime sweep by Neshoba SO

Two felony arrests made in massive crime sweep by Neshoba SO


Two felony arrests were made Tuesday in a sweep by Neshoba County Sheriff’s deputies in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies.

Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office conducted a saturation detail from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

The 14-hour detail was worked in conjunction with Mississippi Highway Patrol and Alcohol Beverage Control.

Eight deputy sheriffs split into teams and worked in multiple areas along with MHP troopers and ABC agents throughout the duration of the detail.

Neshoba County Deputies served 11 Justice Court Warrants and also issued 59 citations during the detail: (17) No Insurance, (15) No DL, (11) Suspended DL, (6) Expired Tag, (1) Improper Start, (2) DUI, (2) Littering, (2) Child Restraint, and (3) Poss. of Marijuana.

Neshoba County Sheriff’s deputies made the two felony arrests during the detail.

Travon J. Thornsberry and Matthew D. Whitacre were arrested on felony charges after fleeing from deputies.

The 17-mile pursuit began in the Hope community, made its way into the city limits, went through the Choctaw Indian Reservation near the hospital, and eventually ended when the subjects crashed their vehicle in a ditch just across the Leake County line on Highway 16 west.

Sheriff Eric Clark said the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office and Mississippi Highway Patrol are working diligently to make the roadways safer during the summer months.

“In an effort to do this, both agencies have committed to working saturation details in problem areas with increased law enforcement presence,” Clark said. “Our goal is to lower the number of impaired and distracted drivers on our local roadways.”

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