Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
It was an emotional ceremony in city council chambers as the Marine from New York City stood before his wife, daughter and colleagues, tearing up because he says the City of Toledo is the place where his dreams came true.
"It wasn't until I got to that podium that it all struck me," the new chief said.
He says he had no idea 30 years ago when he first suited up to become a cadet with TPD's police class that he would end up here.
"In 1983, they opened up this big class, and I thought it was the opportunity to do what I always wanted," Moton said. "Never thinking that I would ever become the chief of police. All I wanted to do was become a cop."
Chief Moton has worked some of the biggest homicide cases the department has been tasked with, including the baby Elaina case. He says his experiences there and in his personal life have humbled and prepared him.
"From a perspective, because I have a daughter, you know. I have a wife. I can look at a situation and say, ‘If it wasn't for the grace of God, that could be my family,'" he said.
The heart of a family man, the toughness of a Marine, the know-how of a seasoned detective – the new chief says the values instilled in him from day one in New York will help push him forward.
"My dad, he says, you know, ‘Always be true to yourself. When you wake up in the morning and you look in the mirror, you have to like the person you're looking at, so always do the right thing,'" Moton said. "I've followed that."
Moton is currently the acting chief of police. City council is expected to approve him as chief in two weeks.