The horrifying murder case of 19-year-old Mississippi teen Jessica Chambers is making headlines once again after the FBI arrested 17 men in the town where the startling murder took place. The arrests happened, thanks to the investigation into the Chamber’s murder; however, the men arrested were not connected to the murder itself. Instead, the murder investigation led to the FBI uncovering a town rampant with gang activity and other criminal activities, which led to “Operation Bite Back.” This FBI sweep resulted in 17 men being arrested for crimes varying from drug charges to illegal arms. Though the arrests were made thanks to the FBI’s involvement in the Jessica Chamber’s murder investigation, the police have not indicated that any of the men arrested took part in the murder. However, that hasn’t stopped some media reports from calling these men “violent murderers” and implicating that they were part of the plot to kill Jessica Chambers.
Though the arrests removed over a dozen criminals from the streets, the Panola County Sheriff’s Office notes that none of the men arrested were charged with murder, but were rather found to be participating in other illegal activities during the investigation into her burning death. However, that did not stop Right Wing News from calling the 17 men arrested “violent murderers” and indicating that the media is not reporting them as murderers simply because of the color of their skin.
“These men are violent murderers who deserve to pay for their crime. And this crime went virtually unreported by media. But here at Right Wing News, we are committed to bringing you the stories the mainstream media won’t. When it comes to the major news networks and big name publications, justice is certainly blind.”
- Lyndon Mosely, Jr., 24, distribution of crack cocaine
- Edward House, 39, distribution of powder cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine
- Joshua Cannon, 25, cocaine possession
- Anand Vijay Shegog, 39, sale of a controlled substance
- Mondarious Armstead, 23, drunk public; receiving stolen property; possession, sale, transfer of stole firearm
- Gregory B. Andrews, 22, distribution of powder cocaine (2x)
- D’lirian Case, 18, attempt to pass of counterfeit and passing counterfeit
- Janicholas Vankeith Scott, 34, sale of cocaine
- James Mosely, Jr., 26, robbery, sale of cocaine, presenting false cocaine in state
- George Todd, 23, attempt to pass counterfeit
- Dedrick Ivery, 39, possession of controlled substance; child abuse; firearm enhancement; felon possession of firearm in the proximity to school/church
- Antonio Johnson, 28, possession controlled substance with intent
- Xavier Hooks, 25, possession gun felon; possession of a stolen gun
- Kevin Windfield, 37, sale of a controlled substance
- Elgin Lamar, 38, possession controlled substance (x2); possession controlled substance with intent, child endangerment (x2)
- Deon Smith, 20, passing counterfeit
- Stanley Coleman, 40, sale of cocaine (x4)
Though none of these men are claimed to be directly related to the murder, Fox 13 Memphis reports that the arrests could help the case. Hal Neilson, a former special agent with the FBI, says that with so many people arrested in such a small town, someone is bound to talk about the murder case.
“These drug dealers will do anything in the world to help themselves. And if that means giving up their best buddy, they will do it. They might already know who has done this. They might not have enough evidence to prosecute that person.”
[Image via Facebook/Panola County Sheriff Mugshots]