Father and son arrested in missing man homicide
Hancock County Investigator Glenn Grannan says 70-year-old Terry Smith and his son, 46-year-old Carl Smith, have both been arrested in the shooting death of Philip Whitaker. The two were arrested after Whitaker’s van was found in Poplarville at Ponderosa Trace in Kiln. Grannan believes the two shot Whitaker at their home on Ponderosa Trace and then drove him across state lines into Orleans Parish, Louisiana and dropped his body off on an on-ramp on I-10. Grannan says Carl Smith and Whitaker have been friends for sometime now. No motive is known at this time.