An early morning shooting on Tuesday left an Indianola man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his right leg. Jakevius Tyler, 19, was shot around 4:39 a.m., on April 3, on Janet Davis Circle. Sgt. Irish Johnson said it is unclear where the shooting took place or the reason for it because the victim is not talking.
Amid a resounding wave of applause, Community Bank President Cindy Baird was named the 25th recipient of the Morris Lewis Jr. Citizen of the Year Award at the annual mixer for Indianola Chamber Mainstreet.
In a special segment of Monday's Sunflower County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, officials from Indianola, Sunflower and Moorhead met with the county lawmakers and discussed the legality of their arrangement to house prisoners outside of Sunflower County.
After emerging from a closed executive session, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to accept the retirement of Fire Chief Eugene Snipes and promptly voted in the same like manner to appoint Captain Orlando Battle to fill the soon-to-be vacated position.
As of Tuesday, five men were behind bars at the Sunflower County jail on drug-related charges.
A multi-jurisdictional task force made up of the Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department, the Indianola and Moorhead police departments and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics converged upon Sunflower County on Monday.
Police Chief Edrick Hall said a potentially tragic situation was averted last week when Sgt. Irish Johnson confiscated a loaded handgun from a 2-year-old boy he inadvertently encountered in a parking lot at a U.S. 82 business.
Captain Orlando Battle will be Indianola’s new fire chief beginning April 16. Battle is a 24-year veteran of the fire department having joined in October of 1994, immediately after graduating high school, at the age of 18.