County Reports

Woman found guilty after assault at victim’s mailbox

Woman found guilty after assault at victim’s mailbox By Ashley Crutcher Batesville Municipal Judge Jay Westfaul heard a simple assault case Wednesday morning and found Scottoria Robinson of 411 Willa St., Batesville, guilty of simple assault, causing bodily injury to affiant Melissa Lloyd. “I went to my mailbox and was jumped by her and two…

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Fleeing driver gives officer peace sign during chase on I-55

By Ashley Crutcher On May 17, Lieutenant Emily Griffin began pursuit on a maroon 2001 Dodge Durango SUV after observing the vehicle traveling easbound at a low rate of speed on Hwy. 35 North with the hazard lights activated. “As I attempted to turn from James Rudd Dr. on Hwy. 35 North, the vehicle turned…

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Panola County Jail Arrest Record

Panola County Jail Arrest Record This is a list taken from the log at the Panola County Jail. A name listed does not indicate that a person is guilty of the crime with which they are charged, only that the person has been taken to and processed at the facility. May 15 Justin Kendrell Mister,…

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Court pauses to honor Judge McKenzie

Court pauses to honor Judge McKenzie By Ashley Crutcher Batesville Municipal Court took a moment of silence for Judge William “Bill” McKenzie III Wednesday morning. “This is the first time since 1978 that Judge McKenzie has not been a senior judge of this court,” said Judge Jay Westfaul. Judge Westfaul requested that Judge McKenzie’s name…

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Sheriff’s Report: Residents report over $6,000 in stolen property

Sheriff’s Report: Residents report over $6,000 in stolen property By Ashley Crutcher The Panola County Sheriff’s Department received 11 reports of theft from May 5 to May 11 ranging from animal theft to identity theft to grand larceny. In the week time-span Panola County residents reported missing over $6,000 in property to Sheriff Deputies. The…

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Panola County Jail Arrest Record

Panola County Jail Arrest Record This is a list taken from the log at the Panola County Jail. A name listed does not indicate that a person is guilty of the crime with which they are charged, only that the person has been taken to and processed at the facility. May 8 Scottoria Reshay Robinson,…

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Four defendants cross-file charges after one is injured by boxcutter

Four defendants cross-file charges after one is injured by boxcutter By Ashley Crutcher Judge Jay Westfaul heard a case between four individuals, all charged with simple assault, who cross-filed against each other during Wednesday’s session of Batesville Municipal Court. Shaniquaw Towns and Lashayla Burgess, both of 201-B Leonard St., Batesville, were found guilty after all…

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Sheriff Report: Resident arrives home to find room desecrated

Sheriff Report: Resident arrives home to find room desecrated By Ashley Crutcher Deer Creek Road resident arrived home on April 28 to find some of her personal belongings had been moved around her residence. According to the report, several pictures and picture frames were missing from the living room and later found broken underneath her…

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Panola County Jail Record

Panola County Jail Record This is a list taken from the log at the Panola County Jail. A name listed does not indicate that a person is guilty of the crime with which they are charged, only that the person has been taken to and processed at the facility. May 1 Quindredrous Akeme Ellis, 6075…

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Warrants issued for absent city court defendants

Warrants issued for absent city court defendants By Ashley Crutcher Multiple people failed to appear to answer charges during Wednesday’s session of Batesville Municipal Court as Judge Jay Westfaul issued warrants for their arrest. Antonio Harris of 126 Field St., Batesville, was close to being held in contempt of court due to what Judge Westfaul…

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