Murder suspect in court Sept. 15: Suspect in another July murder bound over to grand jury
Published 10:29 am Thursday, September 3, 2015
The Brookhaven man charged with the late July murder of Glen Mack will have his preliminary hearing in city court this month.
Pierre Thomas, of 829 Funches St., 5-27-92, was arrested for the murder of Glen Mack on July 24 following the fatal shooting, which occurred the night before. Thomas was also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.
Thomas has a bail amount of $1 million, and will be represented by court appointed attorney Jason Barrett. His original preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 18 but was moved to Sept. 15. Judge Bradley Boerner will preside. Thomas remains in jail.
According to police reports, a call of a shooting came in at 11:42 p.m. that Thursday night. Police Chief Bobby Bell said the shooting occurred in the Cloverdale area; it was the second fatal shooting in the Cloverdale area that month. Lincoln County Coroner Clay McMorris said the victim was pronounced dead at University Medical Center at 5 a.m. the following morning.
Bell said when responders arrived on the scene, they found the victim shot in the upper leg. Bell said the bullet entered the upper leg, went through and exited through the other leg. He was transported to King’s Daughters Medical Center and then airlifted to Jackson.
The man charged with the murder of Kelcay Humphrey, 25, earlier in July was bound over to a grand jury in his preliminary hearing Aug. 4. Claudis D. Montgomery, 40, of 4208 Highway 550, was arrested July 7 for the July 5 fatal shooting of Humphrey at Cloverdale No. 73. Humphrey has secured attorney Kevin Camp and his bond remains at $1 million.
Montgomery remains in jail.
Bell said his office received a call at 5:41 p.m. on July 5 saying a victim had been shot. When officers arrived they found Humphrey had been shot multiple times in the back. Bell said witnesses say that the victim was approached from the back and the shooter opened fire on him. Bell said according to witnesses the victim was shot approximately between eight and 12 times.
Humphrey was charged with murder in the 2008 shooting death of William Ard Jr. Ard was shot in the back at Cloverdale No. 57. Police said Ard and Humphrey had no prior relationship. Humphrey was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years but was on earned release supervision when he was fatally shot, according to the Miss. Dept. of Corrections.
No arrest in Hall murder
No arrests have been made in the murder of Bridget London Hall, 43, who was shot multiple times at close range in her home on Vivian Merritt Street July 6, scarcely 24 hours after the Sunday night shooting death of Humphrey.
A bystander on the scene the morning after Hall’s murder said the shooting happened around 11 p.m. that Monday night.
He said around that time, he saw two men fleeing the scene headed toward North Jackson, one riding a bike and one on foot. Montgomery’s brother, Claude, was Hall’s boyfriend. That association has raised speculation that the two murders are connected.