Two BFD firemen extinguish a burning car on Tuesday evening. Moments before, two Bay police officers busted a window of the vehicle and pulled a man out and carried him to safety.
A good Samaritan and two Bay St. Louis Police officers on Tuesday heroically risked their lives to rescue a man who was trapped in a burning vehicle.
Tyra Lewis, an employee at Dunbar Village, said Tuesday that she had just gotten off of work and was driving home at about 11:30 p.m. when she noticed a black Toyota in the ditch near State Street on Old Spanish Trail.
The car had apparently just crashed and there was heavy damage to the front, right, passenger side.
"I could not believe it," she said. "It looked bad and the car was smoking. There was nobody around, so I stopped to see if anyone was inside."
Dec 13, 2017, 00:31
Man killed in Highway 603 crash A 39-year-old Kiln man died Tuesday evening when his car veered off the road and struck a tree on Highway 603 near Road 352 Dec 12, 2017, 22:18
Myrick Laneaux, 28, shown here being escorted to an initial hearing in August 2016, on Monday waived his arraignment in the 2016 murders of Christina Quintini and Demetrius Mueller and wounding of their infant daughter.
Myrick Laneaux on Monday waived his arraignment in a double- murder case that shocked Bay St. Louis in 2016.
Laneaux is charged with two counts of first degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and taking possession of a motor vehicle.
On July 30, 2016, the Bay St. Louis Police received a report that two people were possibly dead at the Bay Pines apartment complex.
When police arrived, they discovered the bodies of Christina Quintini and Norris Demetrius "Demet" Mueller. Their daughter, six-month-old Mia Mueller, was alive, but had been shot.
Mueller was discovered lying near the back door; and Quintini's was in the bedroom. Mia Mueller was wrapped in a towel in the bathroom.
A Bay St. Louis police detective testified during a preliminary hearing last year that he saw several blood-stained towels in the couple's bathroom. Dec 12, 2017, 18:34
Circuit Court Judge Roger Clark on Monday accepted a plea from Joseph Scott Rogers, who was charged with various sex crimes involving several juveniles.
Clark accepted Rogers plea and sentenced him to a total of 40 years in prison.
In January 2016, the Hancock County Sheriff's office received a report that Rogers, 36, of Leetown, had been committing sex crimes on at least five juveniles over a three year period.
Rogers was arrested a few days later and held on a $675,000 bond.
He has remained in custody since, and appeared in circuit court on Monday for a plea hearing.
Assistant District Attorney Chris Daniel said Rogers pled guilty to six counts of sexual assault. Dec 12, 2017, 18:33