Thursday, March 30, 2017



The Winston County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's assistance in locating Johnathan Keith Stafford wanted for questioning in connection with a number of burglaries in the county, including several in the Nanih Waiya area. Stafford from the Preston area is a white male, 32 years old, 180 lbs and 5' 10" tall. He is known to drive a black Dodge Journey. If you have information as to his location please contact the Winston County Sheriff's office at 662-773-5881 or Winston Co. Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999.

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Winston County Sheriff's Junior Deputy Graduation

The Winston County Sheriff's Junior Deputy Program concluded on Friday evening, July 1 as graduates took the "oath of office" and received their certificates as Jr. Deputies. The week long program for kids from age 6-12 was held at the South Louisville Baptist Church where kids had the opportunity to learn and experience about law enforcement, fire prevention, emergency management, wildlife law enforcement and nutrition from officers and volunteers from the Ms. Highway Patrol, the Louisville Fire Department, emergency management personnel, Ms. Game and Fish Officers and Winston County Extension personnel.

Officers Mark Gregory and Jimmy Lovorn conducted the classes and Sheriff Jason Pugh indicated that the program was such a success and a pleasure not only for the kids but also the officers that plans are in the works to continue the program and possibly expand it. Graduation ceremonies took place in the courtroom of the Winston County Courthouse.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Join Our Junior Deputy Academy -June 27-July1

The Winston County Sheriff's Office will be hosting the 2016
Junior Deputy Sheriff Academy from June 27 til July 1. The program will be held at South Louisville Baptist Church Life Center from 8:00 til 12:00 noon from Monday, July 27 through Thursday and a special graduation ceremony will be held in the Winston County Courthouse in the Courtroom at 6:00 pm on Friday, July 1.

All boys and girls between the ages of 6 - 12 are invited to attend. The registration fee is $25 per child and includes the cost of a t-shirt and refreshments. Registration forms can be picked up at the Winston County Sheriff's Office at the Courthouse.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Correctional Facility Audit

(reprint from WinstonWebNews)

“I really appreciate our staff – I would put them up against any correctional facility staff in the state.”

Winston Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility (WCCRCF) Warden Neal Higgason applauded his team for their work as representatives of the American Correctional Association completed an onsite audit of the facility on Thursday.

The results of the audit were very positive and were disclosed in a final public meeting at the prison on Thursday morning. Members of the Board of Supervisors, facility staff and media were present as Ray Tamminga of ACA spoke in glowing terms about the facility and the findings of the three auditors who had reviewed over 450 compliance standards since Tuesday.