Suspect in November murder case now in custody

Royce Barthelemy
Royce Barthelemy

A man wanted in connection to a November murder in Gulfport has been arrested.

According to the Harrison County jail docket, 28-year-old Royce Barthelemy was booked into the jail about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. He is charged with murder and his bond is set at $1 million dollars.

The murder happened on November 15. Gulfport Police had responded to a call of suspicious circumstances and found Rickey Davis dead from an apparent gunshot wound. He had been in a relationship with Renee Patricie Barthelemy, the suspect’s mother.

Renee Barthelemy was charged with hindering prosecution in the case.

This is a developing story. WXXV will update as more information becomes available.


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