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10/24/2017

MAN, THAT MADE THREATS AGAINST TISHOMINGO COUNTY COURTHOUSE ARRESTED

 

MAN, THAT MADE THREATS AGAINST THE TISHOMINGO COURTHOUSE IS ARRESTED IN GEORGIA

 

October 24, 2017

On October 24, 2017, Correctional Officers from the Tishomingo County Jail, transported BERNARD SYLVESTER HIRD, JR. from Clayton County Georgia Jail, to the Tishomingo County Jail in Iuka.

HIRD was WANTED in connection to TERRORISTIC THREATS that were made by HIRD against employees at the office of Justice Court in the Tishomingo County Courthouse.  This threat was made right after the tragic event in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, where dozens were killed and dozen others injured by a shooter.

HIRD had previously had a citation issued to him while he was employed by Tyson Foods and was cited by the Mississippi Department of Transportation for failure to stop at the scales office.  When HIRD missed his court date, justice court officials stated that HIRD called and made references to doing the same thing to the courthouse as what had just happened in Nevada.  Investigators were able to locate HIRD as being in the area of Atlanta and began working with the US Marshals Office and local officials in Georgia to have HIRD arrested and brought back to Tishomingo County.

HIRD was picked up on a traffic stop outside the Atlanta area on Sunday October 22, 2017 and officially waived his EXTRADITION on October 23, 2017 in the MAGISTRATE COURT OF CLAYTON COUNTY in the State of Georgia.

BERNARD SYLVESTER HIRD, JR., 47-year-old, black male, of 10007 Neuchatel Crescent Drive Jonesboro, Georgia was served with an ARREST WARRANT for CYBERSTALKING/EMAIL THREATS against the Tishomingo County Courthouse.  HIRD remains in custody at the Tishomingo County Jail awaiting bond to be set.

Sheriff Daugherty would like to thank the US Marshals, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Iuka Police Department in their assistance in not only capturing the Suspect but also in helping with providing security to the Tishomingo County Courthouse.

 

Sheriff John Daugherty

 

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BERNARD S. HIRD, JR.
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