Thursday, January 29, 2009
Death likely accidental
By BARRY BURLESON
Preliminary autopsy results show a Holly Springs woman died of hypothermia, according to police chief Robert Pearson and coroner James Richard Anderson.
Officers were called to a location Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the 100 block of West College Street at 7:40 a.m. in regards to a person being trapped in a donation box, Pearson said.
Upon arrival, Pearson said officers found Sinoba Jackson, 51, of Holly Springs.
Anderson said she was transported to Alliance Healthcare System by ambulance, and he pronounced her dead there.
Her body was taken to Jackson for an autopsy.
“It appears the cause of death was hypothermia, but final autopsy results will come later from the state pathologist in Jackson,” Anderson said.
He said it appeared the body had been there since about 9:30 the night before (Tuesday).
The funeral service for Jackson is set for Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. at Kimbrough Chapel in Lamar. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs.
In other police news, officers responded to Alliance HealthCare System on Highway 4 East on Friday, Jan. 23.
Chief Pearson said when officers arrived, they found Jermaine White, 19, of Cleveland with a stab wound to the right side of the neck. White stated he and his roommate had an altercation and his roommate stabbed him, according to the police report.
In another incident, Patrick McKinnie, 26, of Michigan City, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, Pearson said, and lodged in the Marshall County Jail.
Holly Springs police officers responded to the following activity last week – driving while license suspended, 4; no proof of insurance, 2; no tag, 1; speeding, 2; improper passing, 3; no parking zone, 3; careless driving, 1; malicious mischief, 1; making a threat, 1; simple assault, 2.
Chief Pearson also released some safety tips or “facts you should know about 911.”
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in the Holly Springs/Marshall County area, please contact the police department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Officers do not need your name, just information. The caller may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000.
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