- Associated Press - Saturday, May 10, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Federal agents have arrested a man accused of killing a Mississippi man whose bloody car was found in southeast Arkansas.

Harrison County, Mississippi, online jail records show that 34-year-old Brian Joseph Herrington was being held Saturday without bond at the jail in Gulfport.

Herrington was arrested at his ex-wife’s home in Pass Christian (kris-TYAHN) and is charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse in the death of 29-year-old Robert Ross of Jackson, U.S. Deputy Marshal Raymond Smiles told The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1j6Igih ). Arkansas investigators had said he might be at the home, Smiles said.

Herrington is the second man accused in the case.

Arkansas State Police arrested 22-year-old Norvell Childs, of Lake Village, Arkansas, on the same charge in April.

It was not clear whether either had an attorney.

Ross was reported missing March 28. He had picked up his paycheck at a Domino’s Pizza in Jackson and told his boss he would return for work that evening, after picking up his girlfriend in Arkansas, authorities said.

His car was found March 30 east of Portland, Arkansas, a large amount of blood under the rear seat. The blood was Ross‘s, according to the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

His body was never found, but Chicot County Sheriff Ronald Nichols said evidence gathered by deputies and state police confirms he was killed.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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