New Developments In Jessica Chambers Case


Local 24 has learned a grand jury has indicted Quinton Verdell Tellis for the murder of Jessica Chambers.

Jessica was found set on fire December 6th, 2014 just a few miles from her Courtland, Mississippi, home.

Investigators and prosecutors called a news conference for tomorrow morning.

We’ve learned he is from Courtland, right outside of Batesville, which is also Jessica Chambers hometown.

Tellis is currently serving time in Louisiana for an unrelated crime.

He is charged with unlawful use of a credit card.

That credit card, we are told, belonged to a Chinese exchange student who was murdered last July.

Tellis has not been charged in her murder.

We’re told Tellis moved to Monroe, Louisiana, sometime last summer and married a woman there.

It is unclear how long he has been in prison for using the exchange student’s credit card.

Panola county investigators say they cannot confirm this information but said they will release more details at Wednesday’s news conference.

“It’s not one of these of cases where you go out there and say I’m gonna guessing or whatever. You know I feel really comfortable with this,” Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby said. “This is the longest I’ve ever been involved with anything like this before. But there’s comfort in knowing that you have some of the best and they’re not willing to give up.”

The press conference will start at 10:30 Wednesday morning at the Panola County Sheriff’s Department. 

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