3 arrests made in motel murder

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A third suspect charged with capital murder in the death of Desmond Davis has been captured, Philadelphia Police said Saturday night.

Marlon V. Boyd, 18, of Philadelphia was taken into custody on the evening of April 3 by the Meridian Police Department after being on the run for days. Boyd had been charged with conspiracy to commit murder last week.

Boyd was quickly extradited into Philadelphia Police custody that same even and remains in the Winston County Correctional Facility without bond.

Pattillo has not responded to questions concerning a possible motive or if a murder weapon has been recovered.

Boyd was apprehended at about 7 p.m. Saturday evening after a tip informed MPD that Boyd was hiding out at a house in Meridian, according to WTOK.

Meridian Special Ops, K9 units and U.S. Marshals arrived at the house and gave chase to Boyd, who ran into some nearby woods but was eventually captured without incident, they said.

“Philadelphia Police Dept would like the thank Meridan PD, US Marshall’s, Neshoba County SO, and all others Departments who assisted,” officials said in a Facebook post Saturday night.

Davis, 27, of Philadelphia was found dead at the Western Motel on Holland Avenue on March 28 at about 12:45 a.m., police said.

Brandon Goodin, 21, of Philadelphia and Shellie Shianne White, 21, of Union were arrested last Wednesday afternoon and are being held without bond.

Goodin and White have been charged with capital murder as well.

Police are attributing a quick response from patrol officers and investigators who gathered evidence and witness statements.

Det. Bobby Pattillo said that PPD was called to the scene that night in reference to shots reported being fired and an alleged assault.

Responding officers found Davis on the scene with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Goodin and White are currently in custody at the Winston County Correctional Facility as well.

“Prayers for his family! If you knew him you know he always had a smile on his face,” Kari Hall of Union posted on the Democrat’s Facebook page.

This is the second shooting death in recent months. Xenthirues “Luh Bizzy” Maxfield, 22, of Philadelphia was shot in the area of the football field near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Dec. 28, 2020, at about 5:30 p.m., police have said.

No one has come forward with details though the shooting is reported to have happened in a crowd of approximately 20 people.

Pattillo said that officers had interviewed witnesses within the past few weeks.

Pattillo said that anyone with any information pertaining to these shootings or that may lead to an arrest in any other crime is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Dept. at (601) 656-2131 or East Mississippi Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-855-485 TIPS (8477).


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