Leake County Sheriff's Deputy Jimmy V...

Leake County Sheriff's Deputy Jimmy Vance

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White House, TN

#1 Oct 4, 2009
I've been really concerned and saddened lately to read about one of the Leake County's Sheriff's Deputies Jimmy Vance. I just don't have a clue what went wrong with that young man. I heard that Sheriff Greg Waggoner had been having trouble out of him for some time but to keep Mrs. Dot Merchant happy (Vance's mother-in-law and Leake Co. Chancery Clerk) he looked the other way when he normally would've fired someone for that type of behavior. It was told he fired his weapon off at the Edinburg ballgame after he and his wife had a problem there. Sounds like some mental issues going on with that boy and Sheriff Waggoner should have fired him from the start but that's how politics go in Leake County. I'm just waiting to hear the news out of Hinds County on all the theft charges he and his wife are facing. According to The Carthaginian newspaper Jimmy Vance and his wife Sheree' Vance had been buying and selling stolen property like trailers and all terrain vehicles....It's a sad sad day for Leake County Law Enforcement...The people you trust to serve and protect had rather lie, cheat, and steal. Wonder what the next move is going to be...all the citizens are watching and waiting.

French Camp, MS

#2 Oct 7, 2009
Lock em up and throw away the key!

Huntersville, NC

#3 Oct 14, 2009
I hate it for the boy and his wife but a thief is a thief and the best place for them both is jail. He should have been fired a long time ago because he wasn't stable enough to hold the job. Maybe a few years in prison will change his demeanor!

West Point, MS

#4 Dec 3, 2009
Jimmy is a good guy.Everyone has their share of tough times but I have known him for years and I am from Hattiesburg and I can say without a doubt that he didnt do it. Hes not that kinda person.
George E

United States

#5 Mar 10, 2010
He's like the rest of the cops in Leake County. He's crooked!

United States

#6 Jul 8, 2010
Send him and his wife both to the Pen

Jackson, MS

#7 Jan 22, 2011
I see it has been over a year and still Mr. and Mrs. Vance are still free people. I wonder how a couple with kids can live like they live and neither have a job. I see their property is back up for auction again. One may wonder where their money keeps coming from? Family? Clinton MS? The mystery continues.
Kenny Sill

United States

#8 Jun 27, 2011
I've known the couple for a long time and doodles never seemed like that kinda person. I guess with the world the way it is you cant put anything past anyone but it is a shame to see that happen to such a good guy.

United States

#9 Jan 2, 2012
If you all knew the story behind what happened you wouldn't be bad mouthing him. He is a great guy who has been put through hell. He loved his job in law enforcement and it kills him not being able to do it any longer. He has worked hard for what he has and continues to do so.

This county's citizens have a serious problem with talking about things they know absolutely nothing about! If people worried half as much about their own problems as they do the problems in other peoples lives they'd be much happier.

Jimmy will not be convicted and you will all feel really stupid when it is over!
J Nell Hamby Lewis

Memphis, TN

#10 Jan 11, 2012
My sister Fay Simmons and myself grew up in Sallis 1947-1960. Attended grade school at Sallis 1951-1956, transferred to McAdams, 1957-1960. My family and myself moved to Greanda and the rest is history. I am looking for old friends and would love to get my hands on a Sallis or McAdams year book, mine was destroyed in a house fire. I do remember my good friend Nancy & Wynard Horn, Lynn Cain, Paul Ables, last names, Millwood, Payne, Culpepper, Dodd, Miller, Roberson, Wadell and Holmes. In McAdams Sandra Sanders.
My email address is [email protected]
Lc citizen

United States

#11 Feb 16, 2012
The comment above is SO true.. These people who are bad mouthing Jimmy must feel ignorant now that they were all wrong. And before you worry about where the Vance's money and possessions are coming from, try paying off all of your debt and get your finances in order first. Also the very ones who refer to our leake county law enforcement as crooked, dishonest, and non stable will need those hard working men one day. And like always, mouths will be shut and tails will be tucked!

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