Thursday, August 11, 2004

Local News Briefs

Man charged with assault on Holly Springs police officers
A Holly Springs man is accused of assaulting police officers after a Saturday night incident stemming from a domestic disturbance call.

John O. Kimmons Jr., 29, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault on police officers, according to Chief Patricia Selman. The incident developed about 11:15 p.m. on West College.

“It started as a domestic disturbance, and when officers tried to arrest him, he resisted officers’ commands,” Selman said.

Both officers were treated and released at Alliance HealthCare. One suffered neck injuries, and the other an injury to his hand.

In other news, Holly Springs police officers also made an arrest in an August 7 burglary.

Chief Patricia Selman said Michael Curry, 21, of Holly Springs was arrested for allegedly taking a television and VCR from a residence in the 300 block of West Park.

She said entry to the residence appeared to have been made by kicking the door.

Police also reported a grand larceny in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Drive on August 3. The victim stated a male subject took a computer hard drive from the business.

Students back in classes; MA students return Aug. 18
Due to new building construction, Marshall Academy’s first day of school has been delayed one week. Classes start Thursday, Aug. 18.

Students in the Marshall County and Holly Springs school districts and those who attend Holy Family School have already begun a new year. County students returned last Friday, Aug. 5, while city students and those at Holy Family went back to classes on Monday of this week.

Byhalia police respond to 37 calls, make 10 arrests
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 37 calls during the past week.

Chief Mike Novay released the following report – seven alarm calls, 18 miscellaneous, three escorts, two domestic, four thefts, one assist, one fire and one motor vehicle accident.

Byhalia police officers wrote 17 citations.

Chief Novay said policemen made 10 arrests during the past week on the following charges:

  • careless driving, switched tag, no driver’s license, open container, public drunk;
  • improper equipment, no tail light, no license, no insurance;
  • expired tag, contempt of court - Byhalia, driving while license suspended, no insurance;
  • public drunk, indecent exposure;
  • careless driving, DUI 2nd;
  • public drunk;
  • warrant - BYPD; aggravated assault;
  • public drunk;
  • disorderly conduct;
  • disorderly conduct.

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