Bond set for accused shooter

By Danza Johnson/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Monday’s shooting in the Pratts community reportedly stemmed from a dispute over where a camper was parked.
Freddy Kennedy, 64, of Baldwyn is charged with murder in the shooting death of Craig Mink. His bond was set at $1 million by Justice Court Judge Pat Carr. The shooting happened on County Road 1599 in the northern part of the county.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said Kennedy lived in a camper that was parked on Mink’s land behind his home.
Johnson said that when Mink went over to ask Kennedy to move the camper, an argument ensued and Mink was shot three times, at least once in the head at close range.
Johnson said deputies found Mink lying dead in the camper and the suspect standing nearby holding a handgun.
“It took a few minutes for deputies to talk the suspect into putting the gun down,” said Johnson. “But once he did he was taken into custody without incident.”
After his arrest, Kennedy was treated for pre-existing medical problems at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was released from the hospital Wednesday morning and remains in the Lee County jail.

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