Area man indicted
A Sarah, Miss. man faces federal charges of soliciting a minor “to engage in illicit sexual behavior,” according to U.S. Department of Justice.
Bruce Neil Lannet, 26, has been indicted following allegations that he used internet messaging to violate Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422b. The law imposed federal implications on using specific mediums to approach minors for sexual purposes. The penalty is a minimum of 10 years in prison with a maximum of life in prison.
Celebrating Ellis Koonce
Longtime Main Street booster, businessman, Tourism Hall of Famer, and unofficial county historian Ellis Koonce Jr. was honored at a reception sponsored by Tunica Main Street on Sunday, March 13, at the Tunica Museum.
A former Tunica mayor, alderman, judge, town clerk, and interim sheriff, Koonce is a founding member of the Tunica Museum Board of Directors and the county Tourism Commission.
School system is fraud target
The Mississippi Bankers Association issued a fraud alert bulletin to its members on March 11, after multiple counterfeit checks on a Tunica County School District account were cashed at First Security Bank locations in DeSoto and Panola counties.
The checks ranged in amount from $3,500 to nearly $5,000, according to the release.
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