Family members charged in Jeff Davis Co. Murder - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Family members charged in Jeff Davis Co. Murder

By Kevin Wheeler - bio | email 

PRENTISS, MS ( WDAM)- The scenario Monday evening started off as a random shooting. All authorities knew was that a 911 call came in from a home on Highway 35 in Prentiss saying someone had been found shot outside.

"There was a man laying in his yard and upon our arrival the person was identified as Mr. Robert Williams," said Jeff Davis County Sheriff, Henry McCullum

There were no suspects Monday evening or the following day, but early Wednesday morning Sheriff McCullum said he received a tip on possible suspects.

"We followed the lead and the information that was given to us and were able to arrest these four family members," McCullum said.

The victim's wife, children, and his daughter's fiance are the suspects.

Robert Marquis Williams is charged with murder.  The victim's wife, Carolyn Williams, his daughter, Melissa Williams, and the future son- in –law, Delays Stubs are charged with accessory after the fact.

"Family kills too and that's a tragedy," said McCullum. "It's something that is impossible for law enforcement I think to prevent."

Sheriff McCullum did not say a cause for the incidents. We spoke with people who say they know the family. They say this is the result of an abusive relationship.

McCullum said he is sure these four are the only suspects.

"We were able to get a confession so when you are able to get a confession being that it is family, it's kind of tough," McCullum said. "It's a sad day for our county and we are all mourning and the only thing I know to do is pray for the family and be supportive."

Copyright 2009 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Push to incorporate Bellevue on hold for now

    Push to incorporate Bellevue on hold for now

    Monday, December 18 2017 5:24 PM EST2017-12-18 22:24:00 GMT
    Potential Bellevue Mayor John Adcock said Monday he plans to file for incorporation again. (Photo source: WDAM)Potential Bellevue Mayor John Adcock said Monday he plans to file for incorporation again. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Potential Bellevue leaders have pulled their plans for incorporation in Lamar County, for now.

    More >>

    Potential Bellevue leaders have pulled their plans for incorporation in Lamar County, for now.

    More >>
  • Application process extended for hiring new Petal Firefighters

    Application process extended for hiring new Petal Firefighters

    Monday, December 18 2017 5:09 PM EST2017-12-18 22:09:14 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    The Petal Fire Department is extending its deadline for the application process of hiring firefighters. Nine new positions are looking to be filled. Applications will be taken until the middle of January, 2018. Petal Fire Chief Joe Hendry said they are looking not only for individuals that are physically fit, but also of good moral character. “We want quality people not only physically but we want some good character and some good integrity so that we’ll h...More >>
    The Petal Fire Department is extending its deadline for the application process of hiring firefighters. Nine new positions are looking to be filled. Applications will be taken until the middle of January, 2018. Petal Fire Chief Joe Hendry said they are looking not only for individuals that are physically fit, but also of good moral character. “We want quality people not only physically but we want some good character and some good integrity so that we’ll h...More >>
  • Two USM baseball players named preseason All-Americans

    Two USM baseball players named preseason All-Americans

    Monday, December 18 2017 4:56 PM EST2017-12-18 21:56:04 GMT
    Matt Wallner (left) and Nick Sandlin (right). SOURCE: Southern Miss AthleticsMatt Wallner (left) and Nick Sandlin (right). SOURCE: Southern Miss Athletics

    University of Southern Mississippi junior relief pitcher Nick Sandlin and sophomore outfielder/pitcher Matt Wallner were named second-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball. The preseason teams were announced Monday. Wallner was named Baseball America’s Freshman of the Year and National Collegiate Baseball Association’s Freshman Hitter of the Year in 2017 after hitting .336 in his year with the Golden Eagles, according to Southern Miss sports information.  The For...

    More >>

    University of Southern Mississippi junior relief pitcher Nick Sandlin and sophomore outfielder/pitcher Matt Wallner were named second-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball. The preseason teams were announced Monday. Wallner was named Baseball America’s Freshman of the Year and National Collegiate Baseball Association’s Freshman Hitter of the Year in 2017 after hitting .336 in his year with the Golden Eagles, according to Southern Miss sports information.  The For...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly