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02/05/2018

TISHOMINGO SHERIFFS OFFICE CONDUCTS INVESTIGATION INTO LATE NIGHT ASSAULT

 

TISHOMINGO SHERIFFS OFFICE CONDUCTS INVESTIGATION INTO LATE NIGHT ASSAULT

 

February 5, 2018

**UPDATE** **UPDATE**

This represents the latest update on SAMUEL JACOB RICE

The Tishomingo Sheriff’s Office has officially charged SAMUEL JACOB RICE, with five counts of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT W/ A DEADLY WEAPON – ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER for the events that occurred on early Friday morning. 

On Friday morning, the Tishomingo Sheriff’s Office received information that Alcorn County law enforcement had pursued a vehicle into Tishomingo County around the CR 302 area.  The pursuit had been terminated by the Alcorn agencies and an Alcorn Sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle was stuck on a logging road just off of CR 302.  A Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) Game Warden, was in the area and offered assistance to the Alcorn deputy.  Tishomingo County Deputies arrived in the area and stood at the logging road and CR 302 while MDWFP was helping the Alcorn deputy. 

Once the Alcorn deputy was pulled from the side of the road, the vehicle that was being pursued by those Alcorn officials came out on the logging road at a high rate of speed and struck the MDWFP truck.  The vehicle, a green JEEP WRANGLER, then attempted to hit a Farmington Police Officer with the JEEP, who was also on scene with the Alcorn Deputy.  The JEEP then attempted to drive away, in which law enforcement fired several shots at the vehicle as it approached CR 302. 

The driver of the JEEP, SAMUEL JACOB RICE, then came to a stop as commanded by the deputies for Tishomingo County.  Once the deputy approached the vehicle and had RICE to raise his hands, the deputy then tried to open the driver’s side door and when the deputy touched the door, RICE then accelerated the JEEP to which struck the Tishomingo deputy.  The JEEP then climbed a berm and law enforcement again fired their duty weapons trying to stop the vehicle.  The vehicle was found a short distance up the road with a female passenger inside.  The driver was apprehended several hours later at a Hilltop Apartments in Burnsville.  Investigators have learned that RICE, who had a .9mm semi-auto pistol, was holding two (2) people inside against their will at gunpoint, refusing from letting the people leave and asking for help. 

SAMUEL JACOB RICE, 32-year-old, white male, of 596 CR 956 Iuka, Mississippi was officially charged with five (5) counts of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON – on LAW ENFORCEMENT, two (2) counts of KIDNAPPING as well.  RICE also had two (2) OUTSTANDING ALIAS CAPIAS WARRANTS, one (1) for GRAND LARCENY and the other for POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (METHAMPHETAMINE).  RICE also had a WARRANT from Justice Court for several violations which includes, RESISTING ARREST, DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE, etc..

RICE remains in custody at the Tishomingo County Jail awaiting bond to be set.     

The injured deputy is still undergoing tests and hopefully will be back in service for the Tishomingo Sheriff’s Office in the near future….

Sheriff John Daugherty

 

 


 

 

February 5, 2018

**UPDATE**

The Tishomingo Sheriff’s Office has officially charged SAMUEL JACOB RICE, with five counts of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT W/ A DEADLY WEAPON – ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER for the events that occurred on early Friday morning. 

On Friday morning, the Tishomingo Sheriff’s Office received information that Alcorn County law enforcement had pursued a vehicle into Tishomingo County around the CR 302 area.  The pursuit had been terminated by the Alcorn agencies and an Alcorn Sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle was stuck on a logging road just off of CR 302.  A Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) Game Warden, was in the area and offered assistance to the Alcorn deputy.  Tishomingo County Deputies arrived in the area and stood at the logging road and CR 302 while MDWFP was helping the Alcorn deputy. 

Once the Alcorn deputy was pulled from the side of the road, the vehicle that was being pursued by those Alcorn officials came out on the logging road at a high rate of speed and struck the MDWFP truck.  The vehicle, a green JEEP WRANGLER, then attempted to hit a Farmington Police Officer with the JEEP, who was also on scene with the Alcorn Deputy.  The JEEP then attempted to drive away, in which law enforcement fired several shots at the vehicle as it approached CR 302. 

The driver of the JEEP, SAMUEL JACOB RICE, then came to a stop as commanded by the deputies for Tishomingo County.  Once the deputy approached the vehicle and had RICE to raise his hands, the deputy then tried to open the driver’s side door and when the deputy touched the door, RICE then accelerated the JEEP to which struck the Tishomingo deputy.  The JEEP then climbed a berm and law enforcement again fired their duty weapons trying to stop the vehicle.  The vehicle was found a short distance up the road with a female passenger inside.  The driver was apprehended several hours later.

SAMUEL JACOB RICE, 32-year-old, white male, of 596 CR 956 Iuka, Mississippi was officially charged with five (5) counts of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON – on LAW ENFORCEMENT.  RICE also had two (2) OUTSTANDING ALIAS CAPIAS WARRANTS, one (1) for GRAND LARCENY and the other for POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (METHAMPHETAMINE).  RICE also had a WARRANT from Justice Court for several violations which includes, RESISTING ARREST, DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE, etc..

RICE remains in custody at the Tishomingo County Jail awaiting bond to be set.  Other charges may come forward against RICE as the investigation is continuing.    

The injured deputy is still undergoing tests and hopefully will be back in service for the Tishomingo Sheriff’s Office in the near future….

Sheriff John Daugherty

 

 

 

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SAMUEL JACOB RICE

 


 

 

February 2, 2018

On February 1, 2018, the Tishomingo Sheriff’s Office was notified by law enforcement agencies in Alcorn County, of a pursuit that was entering the northeastern area of Tishomingo County.  Tishomingo County deputies assisted the Alcorn Sheriff’s Office as well as the Farmington Police Department, once the pursuit crossed into Tishomingo County. 

Tishomingo Deputies were able to make contact with the vehicle that was being pursued as it came out onto CR 302 in Tishomingo County.  Tishomingo deputies were able to make contact with the driver of the vehicle and as the deputy was attempting to open the drivers side door, the driver of the vehicle struck the Tishomingo County deputy with the vehicle and then attempted to flee the area.  At this time, Tishomingo deputies immediately fired their duty weapons at the vehicle and also asked for assistance. 

The vehicle came to rest a short distance up CR 302 where the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.  The passenger was injured during the incident and was flown from the area to the North Mississippi Medical Center – Tupelo. 

At around 1:00 pm today, Tishomingo County Officers served a SEARCH WARRANT at an apartment complex in the Burnsville area where three (3) individuals were located and detained.  Investigators believed that those arrested are involved or facilitated those that were involved.

The Tishomingo Sheriff’s Office will release more information about the individuals and their charges at a later date. 

 

Sheriff John Daugherty

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