Dogfight follow-up will cross many state lines

By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal

ASHLAND – The search for additional suspects who attended or helped stage a dogfight Saturday night in Benton County will extend to several states.
Authorities said 52 people have thus far been arrested in connection with the raid. A Benton Sheriff’s Office employee said all but one has been released on bond, which was set at $20,000 for each suspect. Suspects have listed hometowns in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.
Benton County Sheriff A.A. McMullen said the 79 cars impounded after law enforcement officers from federal, state and several local agencies raided the rural location are a main source of leads. Many attendees at the event escaped on foot, leaving behind both personal and rented automobiles.
“We’re still checking vehicles,” he said. “Most of the people we arrested were riding with somebody else.”
Both participating in and attending a dogfight are felonies under Mississippi law.
Those people listed as having been charged in connection with the dogfight are as follows:
• Willard Vernon Allen, 33, 10010 Whitehead St., Houston, Texas

• Demott Allen, 37, 10010 Whitehead St., Houston, Texas

• Kendrick Anderson, 40, Semmes, Ala.

• Shadrick Lateaf Bowden, 35, Saltillo

• Tiffany Brooks, 29, Indianola

• Lorenzo Keasean Buckingham, 26, 1527 Upton St., Toledo, Ohio

• Jordan Butler, 34, Baton Rouge, La.

• Gary Glenn Bradley, 32, 2412 Ronnie Rd., Little Rock, Ark.

• Norris Carpenter, 4409 Alice Dr., Memphis, Tenn.

• Carlton Edwards, 42, Georgiana, Ala.

• William Edwards, 39, Georgiana, Ala.

• Billy Cipriano Crenshaw, 37, 286 Brookwood Forest, Sunnyvale,
Texas

• Teaira Evans, 21, Memphis, Tenn.

• Johnny Ferguson, 41, Laurel

• Twayna Funches, 30, Chicago, Ill.

• Cornelius Q. Gilmore, 32, 832 South Martin Luther King, Liberty,
Texas

• Deverrick Goodin, 38, Houston, Texas

• Laprysha Griffin, 22, Philadelphia

• Norman Hale, 45, Greenville, Texas

• Steve Ferrel Handy, 48, 910 Opal Chase St., Richmond, Texas

• Gary Hardy, 30, Laurel

• Christopher Harris, 25, 350 Emerson Rd., Jackson

• Barry Higdon, 41, Plantation, Fla.

• Donnell Gerome Jackson, 54, 6640 S. Langley, Chicago, Ill.

• Keith Tremayne Jones, 28, 3115 Ather Canyon Rd., Houston, Texas

• Marvin Jones, 30, Tampa, Fla.

• Andre Lacy, 45, Mobile, Ala.

• Intencie Leach, 37, Philadelphia

• Lataurus Chemell Lewis, 33, 303 W. Percy St., Indianola

• Eddie McCloud, 43, Pensacola, Fla.

• Derrick McField, 34, Flora

• Undre Newble, 30, 5090 Fayette Co. Rd., Whiteville, Tenn.

• Kenneth Eugene Norris, 36, 6843 Lower Arrow Dr., Houston, Texas

• LaPorsche Nunn, 24, Louisville

• Tony Michael Parker, 46, 1080 Amines Way, Pensacola, Fla.

• Michael Pryor, 35, Pell City, Ala.

• Andre Roberts, 35, Beaumont, Texas

• Larry Robinson, 36, 7200 West T.C. Jester, Houston, Texas

• Corey Rogers, 36, Beaumont, Texas

• Paola Santamaria, 27, Memphis, Tenn.

• Joseph Smith, 35, Pritchard, Ala.

• Larry Smith, 38, Memphis, Tenn.

• Ronald Sykes, 31, West Point

• Ennis Earl Thomas, 31, 3318 McCrarey Dr., Houston, Texas

• Ulysses Washington, 41, 4118 E. 37th St., College Station, Ark.

• Ulysses Calvin Washington Jr., 22, 4118 E. 37th St., College Station, Ark.

• Orenthal Tyrone Watkins, 35, 919 Ambia St., Toledo, Ohio

• Kenneth Edwards Williams, 23, 10351 Road 1119, Philadelphia

• Kelvin Curtis Williams, 48, 1845 Lauderdale Manor, Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla.

• Eddie Jason Woods, 30, 501 Oak Cove, Bolivar, Tenn.

errol.castens@journalinc.com