Marshall County Deputies Make Arrest In Slayden Shooting


By Toni Lepeska

Two additional suspects were arrested Friday afternoon for the pre-dawn violence at a gas station that left a man in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the head.

U.S. marshals arrested the pair around 2 p.m. in Piperton at residences, Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said, and charged them with attempted murder. Officials did not immediately release their names.

Earlier in the day, two others were arrested and charged with attempted murder. They were Jacquette Chave Jordan, 27, and Jamarcus Latrey Jones, 29, both of Lamar, MS.

The victim, whom Marshall County Sheriff’s investigators did not identify, was taken to a Memphis hospital where he was in surgery after the shooting.

The incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. Friday at Slayden Travel Center at 2710 Highway 72. According to authorities, the man was at a gas pump when others approached him. He was then shot once in the head. The shooters drove westbound on Highway 72 in a blue Chrysler. It was later found abandoned at a church.

Dickerson said officials suspect the shooting was drug related.

“That’s what probably caused his shooting,” Dickerson said. “It by no means justified it.”