Man Arrested for Attempted Robbery

The Packet On Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 11:30 p. m. patrol officers with Columbus Police Department and the Mississippi University for Women Campus Police arrested 26-year-old Columbus resident Marty Moore, following an incident that occurred at 11th Street South and 11th Avenue South. A 23-year-old Columbus resident was flagged down at 11th Street South and 11th Avenue South. Moore approached his vehicle and demanded money. Moore got into the vehicle on the passenger side and threatened the victim if he did not drive to an A.T.M. to get money. A M.U.W. Campus Police officer attempted to make a traffic...

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Golden Triangle Comic-Con This Saturday

Hope Harrington Oakes hopeharringtonoakes@gmail.com This Saturday, August 19th, downtown Columbus will be filled with dragon fighters, warlocks, witches, Game of Throners, Doctor Whovians, Minecrafters, Warcrafters, heroes, heroines, villains and more.  No, it’s not an early Halloween, but the 2nd Annual Golden Triangle Comic-Con, the event of the year for cosplayers, gamers, collectors and competitors all rolled into one awesome event.  Held at the Trotter Convention Center from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. it will be co-sponsored by RE/MAX Partners and EMCC. Local businesses, Game-Stop and Down to Game, will sponsor games and tournaments, as well.  The event will feature...

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Man to Serve 15 Years for Possessing Child Pornography

On Aug. 11 Attorney General Jim Hood announced the sentencing of 23-year-old Darryl Warner III, of Poplarville, who entered an open plea on one count of child exploitation. Warner, originally from Picayune, was sentenced Aug. 11 by Pearl River County Circuit Court Judge Claiborne McDonald. Judge McDonald sentenced him to 30 years with 15 to serve and 15 suspended with post-release supervision. Upon his release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Warner must register as a sex offender. “Another pervert is behind bars and away from our children thanks to the work of our cybercrime division and the sentencing...

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New Hope Man Bit by Snake

Hope Harrington Oakes hopeharringtonoakes@gmail.com Carson Forrester, a recent graduate of New Hope High School was visiting Orange Beach, Alabama for his friend’s wedding when he got the shock of his young life.  “It was our last night there, the car was loaded up and it was getting late, so we decided to go out and get something to eat.  We were walking to the cars when I felt a sharp sting.  I thought I’d been pinched by a crab, but my friend, Brody (Kizer) got his light and said it was a snake.  We called his dad, Sam, who...

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Man Beaten, Robbed at 7th Street Home

By Steve Rogers The Packet A convicted felon is charged with taping a Columbus man’s hands behind his back and beating and robbing him. And Columbus police are looking for her accomplice. Christie Wooten, 42, is charged with kidnapping and armed robbery in connection with the incident Sunday afternoon. According to a press release, police were called to the 500 block of Seventh Street North a call about a man who’d been assaulted. Police found him at a neighbor’s house with his hands tied behind his back with electrical tape. He was bleeding from an apparent stab wound or...

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