January 14, 2022

Tupelo police make multiple arrests in local crimes

Therese Apel

Tupelo Police Department
Lakendrick Evans

In September 2021, Tupelo Police attempted to stop a gray Nissan Maxima on North Gloster for reckless driving. The driver fled and a police pursuit developed that ended at Lumpkin Ave and Sunset Drive where the Nissan crashed. The driver Lekendrick Evans, 29, Tupelo, was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment. Misdemeanor citations were issued to Evans and an investigation into possible felony fleeing charges commenced. On October 4, a felony warrant was issued for Evans who has already been released from medical care.
On Wednesday, Tupelo Police contacted Evans on Trace Avenue. The outstanding Felony Fleeing Warrant was served and on 01-13-2022 Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Allen set bond at $5,000.

Kenny Sanders


On December 29, Tupelo Police were notified that two suspects were attempting to pass a counterfeit check at a local Trustmark Bank branch. The suspects left before police got there. Kenny Sanders, 32, of Booneville was identified as a suspect and an arrest warrant was signed.
Tupelo Officers located Sanders in the area of Carnation Street on Wednesday and served the arrest warrant.
Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Allen set bond at $5,000 for Felony False Pretense.

April Martin


Tupelo officers were dispatched Monday to Willow Road for a theft. The victim stated that a 7×14 utility trailer was stolen sometime between 6:45 am and 10:45 am. Home surveillance footage indicated the suspect vehicle was a 90’s model white Suburban.
The case led investigators to Scott Street, where a suspect was identified and on Tuesday, April Martin, 39, of Tupelo, was arrested for outstanding misdemeanor Tupelo Warrants and also detained for Grand Larceny.

Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Allen set Grand Larceny bond at $25,000.

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