Man accused of killing girlfriend

Published 9:09 am Monday, November 30, 2015

107 1/2 Cherry St.

107 1/2 Cherry St.

A Brookhaven man was arrested early Monday after allegedly killing a girlfriend he shared a home with, according to Police Chief Bobby Bell.

Police received a call at 1:51 a.m. Monday regarding a domestic violence situation at 107 1/2 Cherry St.

Upon arrival, police found 32-year-old Tara Ashley Hudson unresponsive. Hudson was transported to King’s Daughters Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 3:06 a.m., Lincoln County coroner Clay McMorris said.

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Jeremy Wayne Cupstid, 28, same address as the victim, was charged with murder in her death. He is currently in the Lincoln County jail. There is currently no bail amount listed for Cupstid.

Police confirmed Hudson was a mother with at least one child who was present at the house during the incident. The child, Bell said, is in the custody of the Department of Human Services.

Bell said Hudson was not shot, but could not elaborate on her injuries. McMorris said an autopsy would be performed in Jackson to determine cause of death, the findings of which he expects to receive in the next couple of days.

There had been no previous domestic incidents reported to police, Bell said, but officers have learned through interviews that there had been issues off-and-on between the couple.