Man Shot in Stomach Saturday

Big Mike Livingston/The Packet A 25-year-old man was airlifted to Tupelo Saturday night after being shot in the stomach on Southside. According to the Columbus Police Department, three men had been involved in an argument earlier in the day. When they crossed paths later that night, an altercation erupted and one of the men was shot. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Bell Avenue and 17th Street South, near EJ Quick Stop. When officers arrived they found the victim on the ground. He was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, and then airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center...

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Mugshots Opening Soon in Columbus

      Hope Harrington Oakes Staff Writer Mugshots, the newest dining venture in Columbus, will soon be open for business.  Located just off Highway 45 next door to Dollar General and Umi, the restaurant will offer the same menu as in the other 13 locations,. Owners Jim Hicks and Tray Gamble have been preparing for the new restaurant for months.  Hicks stated, “There will be approximately 100 seats, including the bar.  We will have a full-service bar that will offer 20 different beers on tap. Employee orientation will take place on February 23rd, and the soft opening...

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CPD Officer Acquitted in Domestic Violence Case

The Packet Former Columbus Police Department officer Kenyada Blair was acquitted of domestic violence in Lowndes County Justice Court this week. Blair came before Justice Court Judge Ron Cooke. The alleged victim did not appear to testify. Cooke found that the state did not prove their case; the only testimony came from the deputies who responded that night. Blair was arrested at her home on Sept. 6 of last year after she allegedly physically attacked another woman. Although the incident occurred in the city, it was investigated by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office due to Blair’s employment with CPD....

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CPD Seeks Person of Interest in Jan. Shooting

The Packet The Columbus Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest alleged to have been involved in a shooting incident which occurred on Jan. 28 at the intersection of 17th Street South and Bell Avenue. Gevartise Taran Armstead, 22, has been identified as a person of interest.   His last known address was in 1400 block of 10th Avenue South in Columbus. Anyone with information to Armstead’s location is asked to call the Columbus Police Department or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at...

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CPD Seeks Man in Identity Theft Case

The Packet The Columbus Police Department is seeking information in identifying this person.   This is a person of interest in an identity theft where a credit card was stolen on Jan. 31 and fraudulently used. Anyone with information is  asked to call the Columbus Police Department or Crime Stoppers at...

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