Three teens charged in Baldwyn murder

Baldwyn Police arrested three teenagers in connection with the death of a Baldwyn man. They are charged with capital murder.

Posted: Nov 4, 2017 11:04 PM
Updated: Nov 6, 2017 7:55 PM

UPDATED Monday, November 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: In a story we first reported over the weekend, a possible robbery gone bad may have led to the killing of a 70 year-old Baldwyn man. Three juveniles are charged with capital murder in his death. All are currently behind bars in the Lee County jail. WTVA’s Mike Russell investigated the story in more detail on Monday and filed this report.

BALDWYN, Miss. (WTVA) - A two week old murder is still very much under investigation -- the accused killers are juveniles. Baldwyn Police are tight-lipped about this case, as is the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, primarily because of the ages of the accused killers. One of them is 14, other two are 13. All three are charged with capital murder.

The victim, Henry Adams-- originally from Marietta, Mississippi, but lived in Baldwyn for the past 40 years -- was killed on October 23. We don’t know very much about the crime, other then it may have been a robbery. A friend of Henry Adams, Ronny Johnson, who went to school with Adams, told WTVA that Adams used to be a used car salesman and was known to carry large amounts of cash in his wallet. And though he was retired from that business, we're told he continued to dabble in it from time to time. We're also told that one of the accused juveniles may have washed cars for Adams, and would have known about his tendency to carry cash.

"Henry was known - and I know personally when Henry was dealing buying and selling cars, that he would usually have a good bit of cash in his wallet, said Ronny Johnson, a friend of Adams. "People that would have been around Henry would have known that it was not uncommon for him to have a few thousand dollars in his wallet."

Again, all three juveniles have been arrested and are behind bars in Lee County, charged with murder in the shooting death of Adams. He was shot twice in the chest. They are 14 year old Jayce Bryson West, 13 year old Dequan Stribling, and 13 year old Quindaris Burress. All three had bonds set of $1 million. Authorities are handling the case carefully, given the age of the accused killers. We expect a statement from investigators soon.


ORIGINAL STORY

BALDWYN, Miss. (WTVA) - Baldwyn Police arrested a teenager in connection with the shooting death of a Baldwyn man back in October.

Lee County Sheriff's Department records show Jayce Bryson West, 14, was arrested by Baldwyn Police and booked into the Lee County Adult Detention Center Friday night.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson confirmed two others were also booked for the same incident.

Dequan Stribling and Quindaris Burress, both 13, were also charged with capital murder.

All three had bonds set at $1,000,000.

Baldwyn Police Chief Troy Agnew says 70-year old Henry Adams, Jr. was found shot inside his home on October 23rd.

Adams suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

This is a developing story. Stay with WTVA for updates.

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