Tishomingo Police Officer commits suicide after admitting molestation
Tishomingo Police Officer Russ Robinson committed suicide March 24 after admitting to authorities he had molested minors.
His admission came after the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, questioned the 53-year-old officer about allegations he molested a 17-year-old boy after flashing his headlights to get the teen to pull over.
A day after that questioning, Robinson was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his home in the Crossroads Community near Iuka.
It was not the first time molestation allegations had arisen against Robinson, but it was the first time authorities took action to address them.