• 61°
franklin county times

Prisoner convicted of aggravated assault escapes from Neshoba jail

By By Sheila Blackmon/The Meridian Star
Dec. 5, 2000
PHILADELPHIA The search continues this morning for Chris "Pee Wee" Cleveland. Convicted of aggravated assault in connection with the April shooting of Cleveland McCall, 18-year-old Cleveland escaped Monday night from the Neshoba County jail.
Cleveland was convicted Monday afternoon, and was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday by Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon.
Cleveland escaped between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Cleveland was convicted of the April 19 shooting of Cleveland McCall the primary witness against Chris Cleveland's uncle, Trellis Windham, in a March drug trial. Windham, a former Newton County deputy, was found guilty of accessory before the fact in the sale of cocaine, sentenced to 25 years and five years probation and fined $10,000.
After the shooting, authorities searched for Cleveland for three months. Union police arrested him at his mother's home in Union on July 19.
Anyone with information about Cleveland's whereabouts should contact the Newton County Sheriff's Department at 635-2101.
Sheila Blackmon is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail her at sblackmon@meridianstar.com.

Galleries

PHOTOS: RHS Musical Theatre presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Franklin County

Northwest Regional Library announces audiobooks by mail program

Franklin County

Republican primary run-off election for county commission seats takes place April 16

News

Historic Roxy Theatre celebrates 75th Anniversary with upcoming entertainment

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mark Dunbar

Franklin County

Franklin County makes seven drug trafficking arrests

Galleries

Why Knot car show cruises into downtown Russellville

News

Get free weather radio at VFDs

Franklin County

PCHS FBLA hosts Little Miss Dream Girl Pageant

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Johnnie Pounders

Features

Sam Warf: From Tennessee to the White House and beyond

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mousey Brown

News

Russellville First Baptist Church receives historical marker

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Meeting a higher standard – Russellville High School JROTC

News

RCS BOE announces new superintendent  

News

Miss Dream Girl Pageant names winners

Franklin County

First Metro Bank hosts FAME Girls’ Ranch donation drive

News

PCHS holds annual Shelby Grissom Memorial Fashion Show

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: VFW Post 5184 – ‘No One Does More For Veterans’

Features

Supporting students’ futures

Features

Red Bay Garden Club discusses amaryllis planting

Franklin County

UA announces local students for fall 2023 President’s, Dean’s, graduation lists

News

School news

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Troy Oliver

x