Titus Little, one of Columbus’ most notorious criminals in recent years is sitting behind bars tonight. Lowndes County Metro Narcotics and Columbus Police DICE units arrested the 21 yr-old Little Thursday afternoon for intimidating a witness on Bell Avenue. Little was questioned for several minutes before Columbus Police Officer Wade Beard and his K-9 partner Body searched Little’s antique cherry red Ford LTD (with landau top) and found cocaine residue on several items in the vehicle.
While officers were searching the vehicle, Little started yelling to his friends telling them to “Call my girlfriend! Wait. Call my Momma and tell her I’m going to the Lowndes County Jail!”
Little then begun talking to his friend, Lonnie Lodin, of Shannon, MS asking him: “How they stick me with a intimidating a witness the day I get back? The day I get back from grand?” [I have been told he meant Grand Jury-SF]
To this Lodin responded: “It’s a conspiracy theory man. They got hatred towards you. You gotta watch your back.” When officers failed to find drugs in the car, witnesses could be over heard saying “They just want him to snitch, that’s what they want.”
To that another witness responded: “Mother ******, it ain’t called snitchin’. It’s called helpin’ yourself. You know they would snitch on him, he gotta snitch on them first. It ain’t called snitchin’. It’s called helping yo mother ******* self.
Little was taken to LCADC where nearly 25 grams of cocaine was found in the crotch of his jeans. Little was denied bail Monday morning while authorities worked on plea deal for the repeat offender. Little was sentenced Wednesday to two concurrent 18 year terms for sale of cocaine. Law enforcement sources expect Little will serve somewhere close to five years in prison, but will emerge with two felony convictions on his record. Mississippi’s “three strikes” law would prevent the reduction of any sentence if Little were to be convicted of a third felony, which could result in a life sentence.
Little has a long history with local law enforcement, having been a prime suspect in a December, 2008 murder investigation as well as several cocaine related arrests since he turned 18. He has also been arrested for multiple counts of animal cruelty and contempt of court along with resisting arrest, failure to obey a police officer and burglary. Little reportedly had an extensive juvenile criminal record as well.
Little is most notorious for his arrest in connection with the September 2008 shooting death of Cornelius “Neal” Cunningham. The victim was shot in the head in an apparent robbery as he sat in the driveway of a friend’s house on 2114 14th Avenue north. Little and another man, Nathaniel Leemajor Wilder, Jr. were arrested in connection with the shooting, but Little was never prosecuted. Wilder was brought to Jackson, MS to serve four years on a previous felony charge before going to trial on the murder charge, but was erroneously released from the prison. Wilder was caught by US Marshals in a trailer park in early December 2010. Little has been an unofficial suspect in several burglaries and at least one other shooting in 2010.0