FBI Confirms Local Investigation

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

FBI agents are conducting an investigation in Lauderdale County. They were at a house on Russell Topton Road and at a mobile home on Russell Mt. Gilead Road for hours Wednesday.

Several local agencies were at the scene assisting the FBI. including the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol.

They appeared to be searching for a person or people. Law enforcement officers with high-powered rifles were seen up and down the roads.

Neighbors said they haven't been given any information. A man was in the backseat of a patrol car, but it's unknown if he was under arrest or what the charge could be against him.

Newscenter 11 contacted FBI headquarters in Jackson for a statement.

A spokesperson has confirmed that the FBI has an ongoing investigation but would not give any details of what it is.

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