PANOLA COUNTY, Miss — UPDATE: 8/19/2020 NEWS RELEASE:
Earlier this evening, the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Dorjan Churchman on two First Degree Murder warrants and four Aggravated Assault warrants.
This was done in conjunction with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
On July 12, J.V. Wilbourne and Jasmine Bradshaw were shot to death in the 2900 block of Hunter Chapel Road in Como, MS. Also shot but not killed were Shannon Leach, Crystal Block, Jasmine Green, and Whitney Northern. On July 20, warrants were issued for Churchman, out of Panola County MS, on the two counts of First Degree Murder and four counts of Aggravated Assault.
Churchman was tracked to a residence in the 800 block of Alma Street in Shelby County. After a window was forced open by agents on the scene, the fugitive was taken into custody without further incident.
Churchman’s partner in this alleged crime, Sheldon Gibbs, was also wanted and had warrants issued for his arrest for the same counts. The Marshals Task Force arrested Gibbs on July 27.
“The Marshals Task Force and our partners take pride in getting the most dangerous suspects off the streets,” said U.S Marshal Tyreece Miller. “We are committed to helping pursue justice for these victims and their families.”
Last night, July 27, the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Sheldon Gibbs. Gibbs had warrants for his arrest out of Panola County MS for First Degree Murder.
On July 12 L.V. Wilbourne and Jasmine Bradshaw were shot to death at the 2900 block of Hunter Chapel Road, Como MS.Also shot but not killed were Shannon Leach, Crystal Block, Jasmine Green, and Whitney Northern. On July 20 warrants were issued for the arrest of Sheldon Gibbs for these crimes: two first degree murder warrants and four aggravated assault warrants.
Working in conjunction with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team, the Multi Agency Gang Unit, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Memphis Police Patrol units and a Memphis Police K-9 unit, the fugitive was tracked to a residence at the 220 block of McLean. Gibbs was taken into custody without incident.
Seven additional firearms were seized at the residence. In addition to Gibbs four other arrests were made:
- Kenneth Carrethers – Unlawful Possession of a weapon, warrant.
- Denzel Dyson Possession of a Weapon, possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver.
- Tyler Benton- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon- Straight Charge
- Aryanna Morris, Traffic charge.
U..S. Marshal Tyreece Miller had the following comment: “This collaborative effort by the Marshals Service and our local and federal law enforcement partners shows our commitment and resolve to remove dangerous individuals from the streets. This should serve as a reminder that you can’t commit a crime in Mississippi and think you can run and hide in Memphis.”
UPDATE 7/13/2020 - Panola County officials provided an update in a Facebook Live Monday morning.
7/12/2020 - Mississippi authorities say 2 people were killed, several others were injured at LP's Ball Park in Como, Mississippi around 2:30 Sunday morning.
District Attorney John Champion says that the shooting is under investigation and there were large crowds at the concert.
The total number of people hurt is unknown.
The Panola County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting.