The Associated PressRusty, stripped and decaying after years of non-use, this recovered assault and emergency vehicle used by the Mississippi Highway Patrol rests at a north Jackson, Miss., storage facility, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The vehicle was believed to have been used by the Mississippi Highway Patrol during the quelling of a disturbance at then Jackson State College in 1970. The vehicle’s current owner, auto sales owner and antiques restorer Johnny Morrow, showed off the vehicle to area media on the 44th anniversary of the slayings of two young men around the campus by Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers. Morrow hopes to either sell the vehicle to a group or entity that will restore and donate it to the planned Mississippi Civil Rights Museum or failing that, simply sell it to another collector. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Here are some news and notes from around Mississippi:
- In Hattiesburg, three men have been arrested and charged with three felonies, including murder, in the Sunday morning shooting in Hattiesburg that left one dead and another wounded.
The Hattiesburg American reports 27-year-old Jarvis Holder, of Lumberton, and 25-year-old Timothy Jordan and 19-year-old James Clark, both of Hattiesburg, remain in Forrest County Jail.
Holder was arrested Tuesday morning by Hattiesburg police and Lamar County deputies.
Lt. Jon Traxler says Clark turned himself in Wednesday morning and Jordan was arrested Wednesday.
All three have been charged with one count each of murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery in the incident where police found 32-year-old Matthew Campbell of Hattiesburg wounded inside an apartment.
Campbell was taken to the hospital, but died a few hours later.
It was unclear if the men have attorneys.
- In Southaven, a DeSoto County grand jury in the next few months will consider the case of a man who’s accused of killing a Southaven retiree during an armed robbery in the retiree’s home.
Karl Walls, 23, is charged with capital murder and armed robbery in to the death of Johnny Moore, 72, who was found dead inside his home on May 6.
Walls made his first court appearance Wednesday, The Commercial Appeal reports.
He met with Southaven’s public defender, Ben Murphy, and waived the right to a preliminary hearing during an arraignment that took less than two minutes. Walls is being held on a $1 million bond.
Police said Walls’ last known address was in Southaven, less than two miles from Moore’s home.
Moore, a retired railroad employee, was discovered by officers who went to his house to check on him after neighbors said they had not seen him in a few days. Officers found blood in the carport. Moore’s body was found inside the home.
- In Tylertown, a Walthall County grand jury has indicted a Jayess man for the fatally stabbing Patrick Pigott in April 2013.
The murder indictment was issued this past week.
The Enterprise-Journal reports Tyler Cupit was arrested on April 14, 2013, after Pigott’s body was found in a wooded area in the northwestern part of the county.
Cupit is free on an $800,000 bond.
Authorities say Pigott was last seen around March 31, 2013, at the home of William Stacy Smith. Pigott was reported missing on April 8, 2013.
Authorities say Pigott and Cupit reportedly got into an altercation, resulting in both men being stabbed.
Authorities say Smith, at whose home investigators say the altercation took place, is charge with accessory after the fact to murder.