Investigation continues in case of woman run over by boyfriend's truck

October 31, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Police Report, Statewide News

A WLBT Report

BOLIVAR COUNTY, Miss. – Authorities said a Bolivar County woman was killed after she was hit by her boyfriend's truck then run over by oncoming traffic.

Police said 20-year-old Shelby Dawn Harmon was hit by her boyfriend's truck and then run over by two other cars on the highway.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Ben Williams Shelby Dawn Harmon, 20, died around 6:30 a.m., Oct. 20.

Reportedly, on that early Saturday morning, Harmon – a Cleveland resident – was walking on the side of Highway 61 about 4.5 miles south of Shaw when she was hit. Marks on the highway show where Harmon was struck and killed.

Investigators said Harmon's boyfriend, Rodney Shelton Fulgham, 23, of Cleveland, was behind the wheel of the 2002 GMC pickup that hit her. According to Williams, Fulgham struck Harmon with the right front fender, knocking her into traffic.

She was then run over by two other vehicles traveling north.

Bolivar County Deputy Coroner Murray Roark said Harmon's mutilated body was found in the northbound lane.

Harmon had reportedly argued with Fulgham before she began walking al

ong the highway.

A makeshift memorial was set up for 20-year-old Shelby Dawn Harmon.

Her friends and family have set up a Facebook page called “Justice for Shelby.” On the site Fulgham is accused of domestic violence against Harmon. They allege he previously abused her and are demanding justice in the case.

Harmon’s case has been featured on HLN and Jane Velez-Mitchell’s program.

Officials with the MHP said the investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed against Fulgham or anyone else at this time.

Bolivar County investigators would only say that Fulgham is a person of interest and charges could come as soon as the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation finishes its investigation. We're told they're processing evidence at their crime lab. Fulgham's truck is being looked at.

Harmon's mother said she feels the response from law enforcement has been slow. But with a growing Facebook page and a community that will not give up, she prays justice will be served.

“She doesn't have a voice and somebody has to be her voice right now and I'm not going to let it be swept under the rug, I'm not,” Harmon's mother said.

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