Runaway Child, Grass Fire, and More in Leake


Thursday, December 8, 2022

7:21 a.m. – Leake County Deputies and Natchez Trace Park Rangers responded to an accident on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Forest Grove Rd. It was reported that a vehicle swerved to miss another and wrecked. No injuries were reported.

8:53 a.m. – Carthage Police and Leake County Deputies were dispatched to a residence on North Pearl St. when a child ran away from home to keep from going to school. The child was quickly located and sent to school.

12:28 p.m. – Leake Deputies and EMS responded to a call from a residence on Union Rd reporting that someone had been bitten by a dog. The person bitten was transported to the hospital for their injuries.

12:56 p.m. – Carthage Fire Department was dispatched to an out of control grass fire that spread into the woods on Robinson Rd in the Renfroe area.

5:30 p.m. – Officers were asked to respond to a domestic disturbance on Midway Road.

Friday, December 9, 2022

3:06 a.m. – Fire department reported it was on the way to an eighteen wheeler on fire on Highway 25 near Drysdale Road.  Carthage VFD was also notified.  Arriving on scene, officer advised that the truck was fully involved in fire.  At 5:19, a request was put out for more water to be brought to the scene.