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High-speed chase leads to crash, death of Marengo County suspect

BUTLER — A high-speed chase that apparently originated in Marengo County has ended in a fatality on Highway 17 this evening. Marengo County law enforcement officers had reportedly been pursuing a suspect following an incident in that county when the suspect crossed into Choctaw County, where local officers continued the chase. A Pennington police officer…

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ESCAPEE CAUGHT

Authorities have now captured a suspect believed to be Jamarion Demetrius Alston, who escaped from the county jail last night. Officers took the suspect into custody at about 1:15 p.m. this afternoon at a location near the intersection of Hwys 156 and 17 near Jachin. He is being transported back to the Choctaw County Jail.…

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Jail escapee still at large

BUTLER – Lamarion Demetrius Alston remains at large on Monday morning after jumping over the fence at the Choctaw County Jail on Sunday night. Authorities from several counties searched the area until about 3 a.m. Monday, after the suspect escaped from the jail at about 7:30 p.m. on June 9, running barefoot toward Riderwood Drive.…

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Authorities Searching for Escaped Inmate

Authorities are searching for an inmate who jumped the fence at the Choctaw County Jail.  Lamarion Demetrius Alston, 27, climbed over the front fence at approximately 7:30p.m. and ran on foot toward Riderwood Drive. Alston  is described as a black male,  5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing…

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Explosive device removed from pipeline in Sumter County

SUMTER – An explosive device was found along a pipeline in an area just over the Choctaw-Sumter County line on Wednesday afternoon, and authorities from both counties responded to the scene. According to Choctaw County Sheriff Scott Lolley, a passerby noticed the device and notified the Game Warden who, in turn, contacted Lolley’s office. The…

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Silas man killed in accident

SILAS – A Silas man was killed last night when the tractor he was driving was struck from behind by another vehicle. George Franklin Mason, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene following the accident that occurred at around 8:35 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.  Mason was driving a Ford farm tractor along U.S. Highway…

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Fire on Melvin Cutoff Road

MELVIN – Firefighters from several local departments are currently responding to a fire that has gutted a mobile home on Melvin Cutoff Road. The call for response came in at just after noon today (Saturday). The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene. Witnesses on the scene told the Sun-Advocate that the trailer…

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Another fire in New Hope area; Reward offered for information.

Local responders answered the call to a fire on Murray Road, just off New Hope Road, at just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night. The fire engulfed one structure and quickly spread to another mobile home that stood nearby. Firefighters from New Hope, Needham/Land, Toxey, and Lusk responded, along with the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department. The…

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