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CRIME: Graffiti Artists Sought, Monroe Drugs, Aggravated Assault

Posted by Steve Rogers | July 19, 2012 / 04:55pm | Local News, Crime
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) -- It may look like art to the artists but Starkville Police aren't fans.

Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers needs your help finding the street artist who painted graffiti on several properties around Starkville. Police say the logo 'Owens' has been painted on dumpsters, signs, walls and other property.

If you have infomation, contact Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151. You don't have to give your name and you could earn a reward of up to $1,000.

MORE DRUG ARRESTS IN MONROE
MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) -- More arrests have been made in a three-month investigation of illegal drugs in Monroe County.
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Louis Brandon and Dennis Donnell McAllister were arrested Tuesday by the Monroe County Sheriffs Department and the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit.

Brandon faces three counts of selling of crack cocaine. McAllister is charged with one count of the sale of marijuana.

More arrests are expected.

MAN, 75, CHARGED WITH ASSAULT
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) -- An elderly Columbus man is arrested after deputies say he used his car as a weapon.

Arthur Lee Luster, 75, of Columbus was arrested Wednesday morning on aggravated assault charges in connection with an incident that happened Friday.

Witnesses told Lowndes County deputies Luster tried to run over  58-year-old Henry Sams Jr. as he sat in a lawn chair at a home on Swallows Drive.

Investigators say the two had been drinking and were arguing over a woman.

Luster is out of jail on bond pending action by the Grand Jury this fall.
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