Capital murder suspect pleads not guilty to murdering three men in Artesia

Capital murder suspect Clark Allen Jr. pleaded not guilty to murdering three men in January.

Posted: May. 14, 2019 11:45 AM
Updated: May. 14, 2019 6:55 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Capital murder suspect Clark Allen Jr. pleaded not guilty to murdering three men in January.

Allen was arraigned Tuesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court.


(L-R): Nance, Fields, Snell | Photo: Courtesy

Allen was arrested for the Jan. 15 shooting deaths of three men in Lowndes County.

He was indicted on three counts of capital murder for the deaths of:

  • Demario Anquan Snell
  • Mauricio Lamarcus Nance
  • Tyshun Bernard Fields

The three men were pronounced dead at a mobile home in Artesia on Jan. 15.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said all three men suffered gunshot wounds.

According to Lowndes County sheriff’s investigators, Allen was a guest inside the mobile home at the time of the deaths.

A bond was not set Tuesday, and he currently remains in the Lowndes County jail.

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