HATTIESBURG, MS - A ninth suspect in connection to the Hattiesburg police officer murders made his initial appearance in Justice Court Friday morning.
Broderick Kendell Varnado, 25, of Hattiesburg has been charged with accessory after the fact of capital murder.
Varnado's bond was set at $90,000.
Varnado was previously indicted in January 2014 in Forrest County for a sexual battery charge stemming from a Jan. 2006 to Dec. 2007, incident involving touching of a child under the age of 14. According to the indictment, Varnado engaged in the act of sexual intercourse.
He entered a guilty plea in court in August of 2014, and was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine. Varnado's sentence was suspended, all but time served, and pursuant to and in conformity with post-release supervision for 5 years.
The three latest suspects arrested in connection to the Hattiesburg police officer murders made their initial appearance in court Monday afternoon.
Jimmy Brady Jr.'s bond was set at $20,000 for possession of a stolen gun.
Brady Jr., 22, was arrested late Friday, May 15th by members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and charged with possession of a stolen firearm. He was booked into the Forrest County Jail where he is awaiting his initial appearance. Brady Jr.'s bond was revoked due to a previous charge of aggravated domestic violence that occurred in Petal on Hillcrest Loop in April 2015.