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MS attorney general’s office leads undercover operation aimed at human trafficking

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The Mississippi attorney general’s office, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Special Victims Unit, Southaven Police Department, FBI and Homeland Security Investigations last week conducted undercover operations in Southaven, Mississippi, targeting human trafficking.

The operation resulted in seven arrests, and all suspects have been booked in the DeSoto County Jail.

“Human trafficking has no place in our communities, and it is one of my highest priorities to put an end to it in Mississippi,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch in a statement. “I would like to thank the many law enforcement officers and prosecutors who assisted in this operation for their hard work and continued dedication to protecting our state’s most vulnerable (people). The attorney general’s office will continue to work aggressively with private and public local, state and federal partners to continue our mission to end human trafficking in Mississippi.”

If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

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One car crash snarling traffic on MLK Boulevard

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Vicksburg police are investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard just after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The vehicle struck a utility pole, and Entergy is on the way to the scene to survey any damages.

The driver of the vehicle was checked at the scene by Vicksburg Fire Medic 40 and refused transport for medical care.

Sgt. Bobby Jones is investigating the accident on behalf of the police department.

Traffic is slow in the area. If the utility pole needs to be replaced it could be stopped. Find an alternative route if possible.

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Enchanted Drive homicide victim identified

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Warren County Deputy Coroner Kelda Bailess has identified the victim in Monday afternoon’s homicide as Karl Micheal Singleton, 20, of 108 Enchanted Drive, Vicksburg. Singleton was just seven days shy of turning 21.
Bailess said Singleton died shortly after arriving at the emergency room at Merit Health River Region.
His body will be sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for an autopsy.
Vicksburg Police are continuing their investigation, led by Sgts. Curtis Judge and Tommy Curtis Jr.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the criminal investigation division of the Police Department at 601-636-2511 or CrimeStoppers at 601-355-TIPS.

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