Suspect charged in Prentiss murder

Suspect charged in Prentiss murder

PRENTISS, MS (WDAM) - A suspect has been charged in connection to a murder that occurred at a motel in Prentiss earlier this month.

Bradford Booth, 39, of Bassfield was arrested by the US Marshals fugitive task force on Wednesday, and was charged with capital murder and attempted murder, according to Prentiss Police Chief Joe Bullock.

Booth will make his initial appearance in Prentiss Municipal Court Friday morning where his bond was denied.

Around 11:30 pm. on Feb. 3 Prentiss police were dispatched to the Western Motel after hearing reports of shots fired. 

When authorities arrived, they found one victim who was suffering from an apparent gun shot wound lying next to a motel room. That victim was identified as Jhyrod Finch from Atlanta, Georgia. Finch was sent to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.

According to Bullock, Finch identified the deceased as his cousin, Marquis Porter from Atlanta, Georgia.

Porter died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Bullock said in an issued statement that police believe the crimes are narcotic related.