Marion County homicide suspects make initial court appearance
Nichols left, Louge right
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -
No bond has been set for the two men charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of a Marion County couple.
The man suspected of murdering his parents with a twelve gauge shotgun was straight faced, and tight lipped as he walked out of Marion County Justice Court Friday after appearing before Justice Court Judge, Sharon Hatfield. When we attempted to question Shawn Bradley Logue about the deaths of Gerald and Rebecca Hutson he only had this to say.
"Get that camera out of my Goddamned face bitch, " said Louge. He had no other comment as he and the second suspect, Thomas Nichols, 35, were escorted back to the Marion County Correctional Facility. Investigators say they believe their main suspects are in custody, but there's still a bit of work to be done.
"Actually have a lot of legwork to do on the investigation. We're just going to continue to press on, and get the case file ready for the D.A.'s office. After that we'll be good to go," said Marion County Investigator, Jamie Singley. Investigators believe that Louge was the shooter in the double homicide, and that Nichols was at the scene. Authorities say Louge seemed regretful after he and Nichols were picked up in Pike County Wednesday at a traffic stop following an all day manhunt for the suspected murderer.
"He did appear to show signs of some remorse, " said Singley. Both Louge and Nichols will have their preliminary hearings on June 14th. Until then they'll remain behind bars in Marion County.