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.

Clark Allen Jr. was indicted on three counts of capital murder for the Jan. 15 deaths.

(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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