By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal
HOLLY SPRINGS – One suspect in the fatal drive-by shooting that occurred early Christmas morning in Marshall County has been taken into custody. Another remains at large.
Corey Albright, aka Corey Morris, 31, of Rossville, Tenn., was arrested Tuesday night, said Jimmy Warren of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. Albright was charged with one count of murder and five counts of drive-by shooting.
“He was taken without incident at a residence in Memphis,” said Lt. Kelly McMillen. The arrest involved officers from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, federal agencies and the Memphis Police Department, he added, and a vehicle that was believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered.
Rico R. Fleming, aka Rico Pool, 22, of Moscow, Tenn., is still at large and is considered armed and dangerous. If any one has any information on Fleming’s location, they are urged to contact the sheriff’s department at (662) 252-1311 or CrimeStoppers at (800) 729-2169.
The shooting for which Albright is charged took place shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday along U.S. Highway 72 just west of Slayden in Marshall County. Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said evidence indicates Albright and Fleming fired high-powered rifles into a Mercury Grand Marquis in which six people were riding.
Derica Patterson, 16, of Memphis died on the scene after taking one bullet to the left back and another to the left calf. Four others were wounded – only one of whom agreed to be hospitalized – and one was untouched.
If convicted, Albright could face life in prison on the murder charge and as much as 30 years for each charge of drive-by shooting.