Friday, December 15, 2017

Winston County Sheriff Warns Public of Scam Efforts

Winston County Sheriff Jason Pugh has issued a warning for local residents concerning several scam attempts across the county in the last few days. On at  least three occasions in various parts of the county, two black males have approached residents at their homes and requested money. The men have used several stories that include the death of a loved one or a sick child that needed assistance in an effort to obtain money.

Two separate vehicles may have been used by the men - including a small white Chevrolet pickup and a black Lincoln Town car.

Residents are requested to report any suspicious activity and record a license plate number if possible. Contact the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

NOTICE FOR BIDS FOR SURPLUS PROPERTY

The Board of Supervisors of Winston County, Mississippi will receive plainly marked, sealed and identified competitive bids to be filed with the Chancery Clerk at the Winston County Courthouse, Louisville, Mississippi, until ten o'clock (10:00) on Monday, December 18, 2017, and opened immediately thereafter, for the following firearm lot consisting of the following items:

1. Seized weapons
2. 5 Glock 35 40 cal pistols
3. 1 Clock 22 40 pistol

ONLY LICENSED FFL DEALERS MAY APPLY.

More information may be obtained by contacting the Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881.

THE WINSTON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WAIVE ANY FORMALITIES WHEN DETERMINING THE HIGHEST OR BEST BID. THE HIGHEST BIDDER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MOVING INVENTORY AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF THE NOTICE OF BID AWARD.

WINSTON COUNTY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DENY ANY OR ALL BIDS PLACED.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Concealed Carry Class - Dec. 9

Winston County Sheriffs Dept. will host another Concealed Carry Class on Saturday, December 9 at the Winston County Courthouse from 8am-5pm. All that want to attend need to go by the sheriffs office and pick up an application. If you have any questions you can get up with Firearms Instructor David McCool or Sheriff Jason Pugh.The cost of the class is $80.00

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.