The Sunflower Police Department and the Indianola Police Department have issued aggravated assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrants for the arrest of 19-year-old Detriss Landford, 936 Broadmoor St., and are asking for the public’s help in locating him.
Landford is named as a suspect in a Friday night shooting in Indianola that took place in the 1100 block of B.B. King Road. Sgt. Irish Johnson of IPD said Landford allegedly shot Joey Sibley 28, around 10:40 p.m.
According to a police report, officers were on their way to the home to investigate a sexual assault when they received a call about the shooting at the same address.
Johnson said he has spoken with Landford’s mother and grandmother about getting Landford to turn himself in, but since that did not happen the U.S. Marshals were called in to assist in bringing Landford in.
Sibley, who is reportedly the boyfriend of Landford’s mother, was taken to a Jackson area hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg that purportedly broke his thighbone. And Johnson said although they recovered at least five spent rounds at the scene, Sibley was only hit once.
Johnson cautioned that the case is still under investigation and that more charges and arrests are possible.
Also, on Monday, Sunflower Chief Louis Baymon said Landford is the suspected shooter in an April 15 drive-by assault that happened on Railroad Avenue, in the town, and that shooting also resulted in a man being shot in the leg. He was treated at a local hospital and released.
According to Baymon, the driver in that shooting was also arrested.
In an unrelated case, Indianola police are also looking for Erica Shyrese Hodges 23, 622 Garrard Road and a warrant has been issued for her arrest on charges of armed robbery.
Hodges and Christopher Wilson 47, 635 Bellevue Drive, allegedly assaulted a 32-year-old Hollandale man. Hodges is accused of stabbing him with a tire plug while they robbed him of $240 and his cell phone.
A police report stated that officers found the man walking on Garrard Avenue near South Southwest Plaza. Johnson said the man and the two were riding together around 4:42 a.m., Sunday morning in the Clay Street area when Hodges began stabbing the man with the gadget.
The man was treated at South Sunflower County Hospital and released.
Wilson has already been arrested and charged with armed robbery in connection with the incident and was set to have his initial appearance in municipal court on Tuesday, but Hodges was still being sought after as of Wednesday morning.
Anyone with information on the location of these individuals should call the Sunflower Police and/or the Indianola Police.