Thursday, May 17, 2012
Investigators probe highway homicides
The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Bureau of Investigation is investigating two deadly shootings that occurred along north Mississippi highways.
“There are some similarities between the two incidents,” said MBI Director Lt. Col. Larry Waggoner. “The concern is that someone is posing as a law enforcement officer and that is how these vehicles end up on the side of the road.”
Tuesday, May 8, Thomas K. Schlender, 74, of Raymond, Nebraska, was found in his car in the median of southbound Interstate 55 shortly after 1:30 a.m. Then Friday, May 11, Lori Anne Carswell, 48, of Hernando was found in her car on the shoulder of MS 713 about 2:15 a.m. Schlender’s car was found near the Pope exit of Interstate 55 in Panola County and Carswell’s car was located in Tunica County near the intersection of MS 713 and Interstate 69.
If someone is concerned and it is not obvious that it is a law enforcement officer initiating the stop, call 9-1-1 or *47. A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information may call 1-888-827-4637.
‘Dream Big’ program available this summer
The Marshall County Library in Holly Springs, Potts Camp and Byhalia has planned the Summer Library Program to keep children reading and learning all summer.
Parents can register their children at any branch so they can enjoy storytime and crafts. The theme this year is “Dream Big.” Children can follow their dreams as they learn fun and exciting new things at the library.
Every program is free and open to children of all ages. Refreshments will be served.
• Potts Camp: Tuesdays – June 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24.
• Holly Springs: Wednesdays – June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25.
• Byhalia: Fridays – June 15, 22, 29 and July 13, 20, 27.
All programs start at 2 p.m.
Byhalia police officers respond to 36 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 36 calls during the past week. Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 3; miscellaneous, 9; escorts, 7; disturbances, 1; animals, 3; motor vehicle accidents, 4; fires, 1; damaged property, 1; medical, 6; and harassment, 1.
Byhalia police officers also made one arrest last week.
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