first degree murder

Arrested for aggravated assault and first degree murder

On December 17th 2021, Biloxi Police arrested 26-year-old Tyler Edwin Matthews of Biloxi on warrants for Aggravated Assault and First Degree Murder in relation to the shooting incident on November 21st, 2021. Witness statements and evidence collected at the scene…

Suspect pleads guilty to 2018 murder charge

Gulfport, MS - District Attorney Joel Smith announced today that Dannie Bergeron Jr., age 22, plead guilty this week to First-Degree Murder for the killing of Tiffany Goodman. The defendant’s trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday and jurors were summoned…

Suspect facing new murder and robbery charges

One man accused of shooting and killing a Mississippi state trooper last week is being extradited back to Mississippi today from Louisiana to face new felony murder and armed robbery charges from 2019. Damion Whittley has been in custody in…

Man found not guilty in two fatal shootings

In Harrison County, gripping testimony and shocking new details in an apparent drug deal gone wrong in 2017. A jury deliberated for more than two hours finding Torre Clark not guilty of two first-degree murder charges. Officers arrested Clark in…

Sentenced to life in prison in Hancock murder

A man is sentenced to life behind bars for what Judge Lisa Dodson calls a ‘completely senseless act.’ Forty-year-old Christopher May of New Orleans says he was smoking crack and drinking when he gunned down Clifford Burke in his truck…

Armed Robbery / Murder Arrest

On June 27, 2019, the Gulfport Police arrested 29-year-old Tony Alexander Williams of Gulfport, charging him with armed robbery and first degree murder. The arrest is the result of extensive investigation into the murder of Delfred Lewis which occurred on…

Gulfport man pleads guilty to first-degree murder

A Gulfport man pled guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. District Attorney Joel Smith announced today that 44-year-old Marcos Hosey pled guilty to murdering 34-year-old Arthur Etheridge of Gulfport. In July 2017, a friend of…

Found guilty of first-degree murder

A Harrison County jury found a man guilty of a shooting death that happened two years ago at Southern View Apartments in Biloxi. Thirty-one year-old Orlando Newell of Biloxi was sentenced to life without parole for the crime. He was…

Gulfport man sentenced to life in prison for murder

A Gulfport man will be spending the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to the first degree murder of his wife. Forty-nine year-old William Douglas Bryant pled guilty at the Harrison County Courthouse. Bryant was charged with…

Son charged in school counselor’s death

A Hattiesburg High School guidance counselor was found dead in her home and now authorities say her son, 29-year-old Terrell Johnson, is charged in her death. Sherry Johnson was found brutally murdered in her home on Johnson Road Wednesday in…

Update on drug deal homicide

Court testimony alleges a man fatally shot two men in connection with a drug deal at an apartment complex. Thirty-five year-old Torre Mandrell Clark is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 40-year-old Fredrick Robinson and…