Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Winston Co Sheriff Investigators Searching for Suspect

The Winston County Sheriff's Dept. is asking the public for assistance in locating Lance Earnest, 31
y.o.a. Earnest is wanted in connection with an early Sunday morning shooting at a local nightclub in Winston County. Earnest allegedly shot a Security Guard at the Spotlight Lounge in Winston County. Earnest is believed to be in or around Philadelphia, MS but also has ties in Jackson, MS. If anyone has information of his whereabouts, please contact Winston County Sheriff's Dept. or Chief Investigator Connie D. Hampton at (662) 773-5881 or contact Winston County Crime Stoppers at (662) 773-9999.

Earnest had a beard at the time of the shooting but it may have been removed. This photo shows a clean shaven Earnest.











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.