(SHELBY COUNTY D.A. NEWS RELEASE) – Two men have been indicted on first-degreemurder and other charges related to the 2018 shooting death of a North ShelbyCounty man and the wounding of a woman during an attempted robbery, said ShelbyCounty Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendants Beau Corder and Erick Schermerhorn, both 39, facecharges of premeditated first-degree murder, first-degree murder in thecommission of a felony, attempted first-degree murder, employment of a firearmin the commission of a dangerous felony, attempted especially aggravatedrobbery, and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
The two were indicted in August of 2018, but by law theindictments remained sealed until they were in custody here. Both were arrestedin Southaven, Miss., several days after 40-year-old Johnny Hamlett was shot andkilled on July 28, 2018, at a residence on Benjestown Road in Northaven.
A 42-year-old woman was shot several times, but was able to driveto a fire station for help.
Corder has been in Shelby County custody since October of 2018when he was returned from Mississippi. Schermerhorn was booked into the ShelbyCounty Jail this week after being transferred from a federal prison in SouthCarolina where he had been held on gun charges.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Stephanie Johnson.