Corinth man pleads guilty to manslaughter

CORINTH — A Corinth man has pleaded guilty in connection with the shooting death of 30-year-old Tarvis Antonio Damron last October.

Eric Howell entered his pleas Monday to one count of manslaughter enhanced by the use of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm in Alcorn County Circuit Court.

A sentencing hearing is set for Aug. 27 where Howell could face as much as 30 years in prison on the manslaughter charge and up to 10 years on the firearm possession charge.

Police Chief David Lancaster said the shooting appeared to be the result of an argument between Damron and Howell. He says police don’t know what the argument was about.

The Associated Press

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