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Major Toby Pinson

Major Toby Pinson sitting in front of the American Flag in a blue suit with orange tie.


Major Toby Pinson is a graduate of Newton County Academy Class of 1998, East Central Community College in 2000, and Henderson State University 2002.

He began his Law Enforcement career in July of 2002 when he was hired by Newton Police Department. During His employment he completed his training at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in Pearl, Mississippi March of 2003.

Major Pinson began working for the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office as a Patrol Deputy in May 2016. In 2018 Major Pinson was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division as a Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Investigator. In July 2021, Major Pinson was promoted to Lieutenant in the Patrol Division. He also serves as a Handgun/ Shotgun instructor, Patrol Rifle Instructor, Shoot house instructor, Field Training Officer (FTO), and is currently a member of the LCSO SWAT Team.

In November 2023, Major Toby Pinson was appointed to lead the Criminal Investigation Division of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office.



Lt. Karey Williams

Lt. Karey Williams standing in front of the flag of the United States of America.


Lt. Kenneth Karey Williams began his law enforcement career in 2000 with the Meridian Police Department, while graduating from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer's Training Academy in the same year. He joined the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office in 2002 working as a Patrol Deputy. While working patrol he worked as DUI Enforcement Officer for about 1 1/2 years. A promotion to shift sergeant for patrol led to a 2015 lateral move to the LCSO Criminal Investigation Division.

Lt. Williams is one of the founding members of the LCSO SWAT where he is currently serving as Physical Fitness Instructor, Less Lethal Munitions Instructor and Entry Team Leader. He also serves as Defensive Tactics Instructor, Lead Driving Instructor and Field Sobriety Instructor.

Lt. Williams is currently second in command of the LCSO Criminal Investigation Division where he holds certifications through the State of Mississippi in the Certified Criminal Investigation Program.

Edna Clark

Edna Clark standing in front of the flag of the United States of America.


Edna Clark began her employment with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office, November 1997. Edna's daily responsibilities include greeting the public, maintaining the Sex Offender Registry, seized property & evidence, files, records for felony cases, fingerprints for employment purposes, assisting the Investigators as needed, and performing any other duties assigned. She also helps the Criminal Investigative Division Major, Lieutenant, Sheriff and Chief.


Inv. Clifford Holloway

Investigator Clifford Holloway standing in front of the American Flag

Inv. Steve Thomas

Investigator Steve Thomas standing in front of the American Flag

Inv. Chris McFarland

Investigator Chris McFarland with American Flag backdrop

Inv. Robby McClure

Investigator Robbie McClure standing in front of the American Flag

Inv. Joseph Mathis

 Investigator Joseph Mathis standing in front of the American Flag

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