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11/16/2016

DEPUTY INJURED DURING TRAFFIC STOP

 

 

DEPUTY INJURED DURING TRAFFIC STOP

 

** UPDATE **

November 16, 2016

The Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department has officially charged ISIAH BLAKE LEATHERWOOD, 19-year-old, black male of 601 Cotton Wood Drive Corinth, Mississippi with the following charges:

  • POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (MARIJUANA) W/INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE
  • DISORDERLY CONDUCT - FAIL TO COMPLY
  • SIMPLE ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER
  • CARJACKING (UNARMED)

 

LEATHERWOOD’s arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that was conducted by Tishomingo Sheriff’s Department K9 Deputy, Scott Dalton. Deputy Dalton and LEATHERWOOD got in a struggle during the course of finding alleged MARIJUANA on his person. LEATHERWOOD then left out running with the deputy trying to catch him. LEATHERWOOD then attempted to get inside another person’s vehicle as it slowed down when it came up on the traffic stop. LEATHERWOOD was unable to get inside the vehicle and began running across both EAST and WEST bound lanes of HWY 72 headed North. LEATHERWOOD had lost his shoes during his run and also removed his shirt before entering the woods that were just WEST of the Tishomingo County High School.

School officials were notified of the incident due to a ball game going on in the gymnasium. Several law enforcement agencies participated in the search of the Suspect as well as respond to the officer. Deputy Dalton received minor injuries to his wrist and arm and was released by the NMMC-Iuka. LEATHERWOOD was apprehended a few hours later around the parking lot of the high school. LEATHERWOOD attempted to flee again but was unable due to the number of officers that were already in the area and the terrain. On scene paramedics checked the condition of LEATHERWOOD since he was out in the cold without shoes or a shirt on and also had several cuts on his body from being in the woods. LEATHERWOOD was cleared by the paramedics and was then transported to the Tishomingo County Jail. LEATHERWOOD was again carried back to the NMMC-Iuka for another evaluation to which he was cleared by medical staff.

The driver of the vehicle, LINDA RENEE MCAFFEE, 33-year-old white female, of 210 CR 250 Corinth, Mississippi, was arrested for NO DRIVERS LICENSE. MCAFFEE was transported to the Tishomingo County Jail for not having a valid driver’s license and also she has outstanding WARRANTS from the City of Corinth.

The Tishomingo Sheriff’s Department would publicly like to thank the following agencies in helping our deputy and also helping us in the capture of the Suspect:

  1. IUKA POLICE DEPARTMENT
  2. BURNSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
  3. BELMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
  4. TISHOMINGO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT
  5. ITAWAMBA SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
  6. MS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
  7. MS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES

Sheriff Daugherty states that without the help of these agencies, the Suspect may not have been able to been captured.

 

Sheriff John Daugherty

 

LEATHERWOOD, ISIAH BLAKE.jpg   MCAFEE, LINDA RENEE.jpg
 ISIAH BLAKE LEATHERWOOD LINDA RENEE MCAFEE

 


 

 

November 15, 2016

On November 15, 2016, Tishomingo Sheriff’s Department K9 Deputy, Scott Dalton, conducted a traffic stop on a black Cadillac at the intersection of CR 169 and HWY 72 East bound. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy received injuries from a struggle with the passenger of the Cadillac. The passenger fled North across the highway and the deputy could not give chase due to his injuries.

A perimeter was set up in the area and Itawamba Sheriff’s Department sent their K9 to the scene to help track the Suspect. The deputy was treated for his injuries at NMMC – Iuka and was released. The traffic stop occurred close to the Tishomingo County High School which was conducting a basketball game at the time. Tishomingo Sheriff’s officials made contact with the Tishomingo County School District Police Department and informed their officers who were at the school, about the situation.

The Suspect is a 19-year-old, black male and another person, a 33-year-old, white female is being detained by the Tishomingo Sheriff’s Department in relation to this incident.

More details will be released on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – concerning the names and the possible charges for those involved.

Sheriff John Daugherty

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