Sheriff’s Office Seeking Man for Questioning

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding Austin Ray Hines. Hines is being sought for questioning in several felony stolen property cases in Lowndes County. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 328-6788 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at...

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Missing Man’s Body Found

A missing 59-year-old Clay County man was found dead Thursday morning. David Lee Box was found in about two feet of water near where his car had been found a week earlier, Sheriff Eddie Scott said. He was found by a West Point firefighter who was a member of the regional emergency response team made up of firefighters from West Point, Columbus and Starkville. Box had been missing since about 1 a.m. New Year’s Day. First responders mounted a large search effort Thursday to scour flooded areas along Bill Dexter Road in what is known as McLemore Bottom between...

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Searchers Plan ‘Big Push’ For Missing Man

Clay County emergency responders are planning a major push today in the search for 59-year-old David Lee Box who has been missing since early New Year’s Day. According to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott and Emergency Management Director Torrey Williams, a large rescue team has been assembled to scour flooded areas along Bill Dexter Road in what is known as McLemore Bottom between Lake Grove and Lake Lillie roads in the northern part of the county. The area often is flooded along Houlka and Chuquatonchee creeks and their tributaries. Those high waters have made it difficult, even with boats...

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Wanted Man Arrested

A suspect wanted for “accessory after the fact” in a Columbus homicide case has been captured. Damorio Sanchez Price-Ewing is in custody and being held without bail. Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said Price-Ewing was taken into custody in Monroe County without incident and is being held in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center. “We will not be releasing any other details on this case at this time other than saying he is in custody. He was arrested near 7 p.m. Jan. 2,” said...

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Lowndes Sheriff Looking for Missing Crawford Man

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a missing Crawford man. Shawn Bankston was reported missing on Nov. 26. He reportedly walked to his mother’s residence in Crawford from Chicago, but left on Nov. 26 and has not been seen or heard from since. He is a black male with short, rowed dreads, and weighs about 165 pounds. His mother told investigators that he did not have a phone or means of transportation. Anyone with information of the whereabouts and/or welfare of Shawn Bankston, is asked to call the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Dept...

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