Ad Spot

Biloxi Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Following Vehicle Accident at Keesler Air Force Base

JACKSON, Miss. – Emmett J. Bennett, 24, of Biloxi, was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter and operation of a vehicle while impaired causing death following a motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of an Airman and the injury of three others on Wednesday at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi.
 
“The FBI extends our deepest condolences to the family of the Airman who was killed in this tragedy,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Jackson Division, Paul Brown. “Our thoughts are also with the three Airmen that were injured and the entire Keesler community.”
 

According to the criminal complaint, Bennett was driving south of Ploesti Drive on Keesler Air Force Base shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Bennett was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed and narrowly avoided an accident with another vehicle. After avoiding the accident, Bennett allegedly crossed the northbound lane of Ploesti Drive and struck a light pole. The vehicle then struck four Airmen while they were walking on a walking track, killing one and injuring the others.
 
Prior to the accident, witnesses reported Bennett acting in an erratic manner. The investigation into all factors leading up to the accident is ongoing.
 
Bennett made his initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge Robert Myers in Gulfport on Thursday.
 
The FBI Jackson Division’s Gulfport Resident Agency is investigating this incident with assistance from the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Air Force Security Forces and Biloxi Police Department.
 
All charges are merely an accusation, and all individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

News

MBI asking for assistance in locating missing Hinds County man

News

Poplarville man arrested for drug possession after high speed motorcycle chase

News

Auditor’s Office Arrests Former Circuit Clerk of Stone County

News

The Mississippi Office Of Homeland Security encourages public participation in national “If You See Something, Say Something” Awareness Day

News

Draft Medical Cannabis Bill Requires Doctor-Patient Relationship, Establishes Seed-to-Sale Tracking System 

News

William Carey University named a 2022 “Southeast Hidden Gem”

News

Connecticut Resident Sentenced to Prison for Operating Immigration Marriage Fraud Scheme

News

Tennessee Woman Sentenced to over 2 Years in Prison for Submitting False Claims for Unclaimed Property

News

Laredo Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Brutal Assault in Dallas Parking Garage

News

Jury Convicts Recidivist Defendant of Possessing Child Pornography

News

Browning man sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for kidnapping, strangling woman

News

Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Pornography Charge

News

Former Police Officer Sentenced for Sexually Abusing a Young Child

News

Collinsville Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison After Caught with Child Pornography Depicting the Rape and Murder of Children

News

Jackson Man Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Federal Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

News

Hattiesburg Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

News

Pascagoula Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

News

Moss Point Man Pleads Guilty to Using Facility to Promote Drug Conspiracy

News

Navajo man in court accused of murder in Indian Country

News

Cincinnati man pleads guilty to using identity of deceased friend to obtain Social Security, SNAP benefits

News

Spring Hill College hosts Virtual Africatown Workshops for Educators Across the Country 

News

Biloxi PD asking for help to identify shoplifting suspect

News

Troopers Seek Hit and Run Vehicle

News

Today is September 26, 2021