Juvenile burglar apprehended, also a grass fire and several crashes Tuesday in Leake


Carthage Police were alerted to a prowler at a home on Massey Circle at 2:36 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.  Officers arrived at the scene and saw someone run from the home and jump a fence. Officers pursued the individual with the assistance of Leake County Deputies, but lost contact.  During their investigation, officers discovered a window at the back of the home had been broken into.  As of now there doesn’t appear to be anything missing from the home, but it is evident that someone was inside and rummaged through things.  The assailant, a juvenile male, was quickly identified and taken into custody then transported to the Scott County Detention Center.

Leake County Deputies were called to a crash on County Line Rd. near Big Springs Rd. where a vehicle struck a deer just before 6:30 a.m.  No injuries were reported.

Reformation Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to an out-of-control grass fire on Pleasant Grove Rd. near the Conway community at approximately 2:03 p.m.  Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.

Carthage Police were called to the intersection of Hwy 35 and W Main St. at 3:45 p.m. for a two-vehicle wreck that occurred there.  One vehicle was reported to have left the scene of the crash.  There were no injuries.

Leake County Deputies, Natchez Trace Park Rangers, and Ofahoma Volunteer Fire Department were all dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on the Natchez Trace Parkway just south of the Hwy 16 W. intersection at 6:47 p.m.  No injuries were reported.