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More arrests made in Henderson murder


Chambers
 

Everett
 

Dunn
 

Thompson
 
From Staff Reports

More arrests have been made in connection with the Oct. 3 murder of Michael C. Henderson.

Eric Shawn Chambers (who was arrested earlier), Kijana Dmartes-Perrion Everett and Gary Dunn have been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Wayne County Justice Court Judge Jane Hutto had denied bond on all counts for the suspects.

The investigation also led to the arrest of Gretchen Marie Thompson on charges of first degree hindering prosecution or apprehension. This is a felony and carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Judge Hutto set a $100,000 cash bond for Thompson.

The investigation into the shooting death of Henderson was drug-related, according to investigators, but specifics of the investigation are not being released in order to protect the integrity of the case. The case also remains under investigation.

On Friday, Oct. 3 around 3:30 p.m., Wayne County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Tim Hollinghead was traveling on Old Winchester Road when he passed a vehicle. He came back and saw a man slumped over in the vehicle and he tried to awaken him.

Hollinghead noticed blood on the man and discovered that he had been shot. The victim was later identified as Michael C. Henderson, Sr., age 50. It was discovered that a gunshot entered his left arm and traveled through his body, exiting on the right side of Henderson's body.

Investigators estimate that Henderson was shot some time between 2 and 4 a.m. Friday.

Henderson was believed to have been shot at the scene where his vehicle was located, and his cell phone was taken.

Sheriff Darryl Woodson and all the investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department have worked diligently alongside agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation throughout this investigation. Other agencies that have been instrumental in the case have been the Jones County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Marshall's Service Fugitive Task Force and the Mississippi Crime Laboratory.

Investigator Kevin Stevens will present the case to the July 2015 session of the Wayne County Grand Jury.
 
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