Tupelo Police Department stays busy for end of 2019

Tupelo Police Department

On Dec. 3, the Tupelo Police Department (TPD) was notified of a possible shooting into an occupied dwelling case.

A resident at 508 Lumpkin had discovered a bullet hole in her door and called TPD.

Investigation indicated that a domestic disturbance had happened in the parking lot of 508 Lumpkin the night before and that at approximately 10:30 pm on Dec. 2, several shots had been fired.

Information indicated that suspects Roy Wright and Destenee Causey had been in an altercation with a third victim when Wright fired a weapon.

Wright, 16, of Tupelo, was located on Dec. 10, and arrested for shooting into an occupied dwelling. His bond was set at $200,000 dollars in Tupelo Municipal Court on Dec. 12.

He faces an additional count of shooting into an occupied dwelling for another incident that occurred on the same night in the 1900 block of Lawndale.

That bond was set at $200,000 on that charge as well for a total of $400,000. No injuries were reported in the Lawndale shooting.

Destenee Causey, a 21 year old female, also of Tupelo, was located and arrested on Dec. 17, also with a charge of shooting into an occupied dwelling. Her bond was set today in Tupelo Municipal Court at $200,000.

No injuries were reported during these altercations. Both suspects will be presented during the next term of the Lee County Grand Jury.

On Dec. 18, at approximately 6:30 a.m. TPD Officers were dispatched to 2611 South Eason Boulevard (Express Shop) for a reported armed robbery. The witness advised that a black male wearing all black clothing had robbed them at gunpoint. A perimeter was established and TPD K-9 unit initiated a track.

The K-9 led officers to the area of 1800 South Veterans Memorial Boulevard where a person matching the description was located and detained. No injuries were reported in this incident.

Charminder Wallace, 26, of Tupelo, has been charged with the armed robbery. On Dec. 19, he was ordered held without bond by Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Willie Allen.

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi at 1-800-773-TIPS.

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Tupelo police officers were called to the 1200 Block of Parkwood for a disturbance.

Preliminary investigation indicated that suspect; Asa Adkins, 26, of Tupelo, had forced his way into the home of his children’s mother and assaulted her.

Adkins fled prior to officer arrival. The victim was transported to NMMC ER for treatment and has since been discharged.

On Dec. 18, officers located and arrested Adkins for aggravated domestic violence and burglary of an occupied dwelling.

His bond was set on Dec.19, in Tupelo Municipal Court at $40,000.

This case will also be presented to the Lee County Grand Jury for deliberation.

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