A Lafayette County Justice Court judge denied bond for the three young men charged with capital murder Thursday in the shooting death of graduate student Zacharias Herculese McClendon of Gulfport. (December 20, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has made three arrests in the shooting death of University of Mississippi graduate student.
According to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Alan Wilburn the three men were on and off again students at the University of Mississippi and lived next door to the victim, Zacharias Herculese McClendon of Gulfport. Wilburn said the motive was robbery.
Charged with capitol murder are: Steven Matthew Wilbanks, 22, of North Carolina; Derrick Boone, 23 of Laurel and Joseph Lyons, 20, of Houston, Texas.
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has positively identified a body found Sunday near FNC Park in a creek was that of West Springhill resident McKenzie Darrell Frierson and has ruled the death a homicide. (March 5, 2013, Page 1)
Deborah Marion is hoping to raise $100,000 to offer as an award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing her son, Lafayette County native Lorenzen Wright.
Wright, 34, was last seen by family members July 19; three days later he was reported missing. Wright’s body was found July 28 in a wooded area just outside Memphis. His death was ruled a homicide by gunshot wounds. (September 21, 2010, Page 1)
Willie Frank Bowie, 83, was apparently killed while in his vehicle which was parked just a few feet away from his home. Bowie’s body was discovered at about 7:25 Monday morning. Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department officials are investigating the death as a homicide. (January 12, 2010, Page 1)