Carpenter pleads not guilty in Itawamba County case

By Adam Armour/The Itawamba County Times

An Itawamba County resident accused of double capital murder is being held without bond, following his arraignment hearing, Friday.

Jake Carpenter of Fulton pleaded not guilty to Judge Paul Funderburk for the March killing of Fred and Mildred Joy House during his official hearing in Itawamba County.

The prosecution requested Carpenter continue being held without bond, and the defense complied. He is currently being held in the Itawamba County Jail.

Carpenter now awaits his trial, the date of which has yet to be determined.