Third Person Indicted and Arrested for First-Degree Murder and Other Charges in Jarvis Vinson Homicide
A third person was indicted and arrested in the murder investigation of Jarvis Vinson. On Monday, Jackson police presented evidence to the Madison County grand jury concerning Vinson's murder. Indictments were returned charging Kentavious Crisp, Emanuel Beard and Jateryance Smith, all of Jackson, with the first-degree murder of Jarvis Vinson, and attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault of Dennis Coman.
Following the indictment, a warrant was issued for Crisp, 22, who had not been arrested in connection with the case.
The U.S. Marshals Task Force, comprised of investigators with the Jackson Police Department's Gang Unit, developed a lead on Crisp's location. They arrested him Tuesday evening, without incident, inside an apartment in Patrician Terrace Apartments on Hollywood Drive.
He is currently being held at the Madison County Jail. He is entitled to a bond hearing at his arraignment. Crisp, along with Beard, 17, and Smith, 18, are scheduled to be formally arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Madison County Circuit Court, Division III. Crisp is the third and final person involved in the shooting.
Police are not searching for anyone else in connection with this case. Beard and Smith were arrested in Jackson on Aug. 20. Following a Sept. 19 transfer hearing in Madison County Juvenile Court, the judge ordered that they could be tried as adults. They both are being held, with no bond, at the Madison County Jail. Both were 17 when the crimes were committed.
Around 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 11, Jarvis Vinson, 23, was brought by private vehicle to Jackson- Madison County General Hospital with a gunshot wound. He died at 5:25 a.m. The investigation determined that there was a fight on Aug. 11. Beard and Smith were not involved in the fight but received a phone call about it shortly afterward. Smith and Beard then drove to the area of Brianfield Drive and picked up Crisp. Vinson and Dennis Coman had gotten out of an SUV and were walking toward the apartment building at 25 Brianfield Drive. Beard and Crisp both shot at Vinson and Coman as Smith drove by.
Police recovered a semi-automatic handgun from Beard's home.
A Haywood County schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday and charged with statutory rape. This morning a Brownsville Police spokesman said Abby Elizabeth Hooper, 33, was charged late yesterday.
Police say the charges came as “a result of an investigation ordered by the Haywood County School Board.” No other details were provided.
Hooper was booked yesterday and after a bond hearing in general sessions court, was immediately released after posting bond.
The Haywood County School Board released a statement this morning saying, “Authorities are conducting an investigation into this matter. The Haywood County Board of Education has suspended the teacher without pay pending its investigation as well. The school will defer any further comments until the conclusion of the investigation.”
Chester County experienced some damage from early morning storms.
There were several houses and barns damaged or destroyed in the rural areas.
Johny Farris, The Chester County Emergency Management Agency director, said that most of the damage occurred on or around four streets: Needmore street, Glendale street, Jones road, and Holly Spring street.
Johny Farris said that 4 people were injured last night from these storms.
The storms rolled in between 1:30AM and 3:00AM when the squall line came in.
Phillip Mullins, VP of Operations from Southwest Tennessee Electric, reported that there were power outages mainly in the Jacks Creek area.
These outages started at Glendale Road and went up towards Pine Lake.
This morning, 3,000 customers were without power. As of 11:54AM, a little over 1,200 still had no power.
He said that the biggest problem they're facing is being able to see the damage. Trees have fallen and blocked roads and they can't get through.
Wayne Scott, VP of Student Services and some Freed Hardeman students were on hand to help with the clean up efforts.
They're working to clear the roadways from debris.
The West Tennessee Health Board Met on January 29.
There was a check presentation to the Ayers Medical Center and the Kirkland Cancer Center for $68, 526. These funds came from the West Tennessee Healthcare Gala.
The West Tennessee Rehab Center gave a report. They started in 1988 with 6 beds and now they have 48 beds. All of their patient satisfaction rates from last year are 97% or above.
Bobby Arnold gave an update on events that had transpired since the last board meeting in December: the LIFT Center opening on January 28 and the affiliation agreement with Vanderbilt.
With no other discussions, the board meeting adjourned.
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