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INCIDENT / ARREST REPORT

Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department
711 Jackson Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

_X_ INCIDENT
___ Juvenile
___ Senior Citizen
___ Gang

_ _ ARREST
___ Child Abuse
___ Domestic
___ Involved
Alcohol

 

CASE NUMBER:
0000161-24A-2011

Date Reported:
01-30-2011

Time Reported:
11:34 AM

OFFENSE:
Homicide

STATUTE:

__X_ Committed
___ Attempted

OFFENSE:

STATUTE:

___ Committed
___ Attempted

OFFENSE:

STATUTE:

___ Committed
___ Attempted

Location of Offense(Exact address, include Room/Apt. No.) Wall Doxey State Park , Hwy 7 S, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38634

Date of Offense:
01-30-2011

Time of Offense:
N/A

Location of Arrest (Exact address, include Room/Apt. No.)
N/A

Date of Arrest:
N/A

Time of Arrest:
N/A

Reporting Officer:
Det. Sam Murphy

Unit Number:
633

Assisting Officer:
Det. Ted Armstrong

Unit Number:
615

PERSON 1

Type:
Victim
Category:
Adult
Foul Play Suspected
Yes
Name:
Spenser Brooks
Alias/Street Name/Nickname
N/A
Vic/Offender Relationship
N/A
Race
Caucasian
Height
5'8½”
Weight
178 lbs.
Hair
Black/Silver
Eyes
Hazel
Sex
M
Hat
Camouflage cap
Jacket/Coat/Robe
Black jacket
Pants
Blue denim
Shirt
Plaid
Skirt/Dress
N/A
Scars/Marks/Tattoos
none visible
Age
41
DOB
April 12, 1969
Social Security #
XXX-XX-XXXX
Injury Extent
Fatal
Injury Description
Bullet wound to head
Address
439 Chandler Avenue,
Oxford, Mississippi 38655
Res Phone 234-xxxx
Bus Phone 234-xxxx
Occupation
District Attorney
Employer
Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff’s Office
Employer Address
715 Jackson Avenue, Oxford Ms 38655

PERSON 2

Type:
Witness
Category:
Adult
Foul Play Suspected
N/A
Name:
Debra Lane
Alias/Street Name/Nickname
N/A
Vic/Offender Relationship
N/A
Race
Caucasian
Height
5’4”
Weight
122 lbs
Hair
Brunette
Eyes
Blue
Sex
F
Hat
N/A
Jacket/Coat/Robe
Blue Poncho
Shirt
White
Pants
Blue denims
Skirt/Dress
N/A
Scars/Marks/Tattoos
N/A
Age
32
DOB
November 23, 1978
Social Security #
XXX-XX-XXXX
Injury Extent
N/A
Injury Description
N/A
Address
509 South Eleventh Street
Oxford, Ms 38655
Res Phone 232-xxxx
Bus Phone 234-xxxx
Occupation
Part-time Web Designer
Employer/School
Giraffe Web Design
Employer Address 917 Chickasaw Road, Oxford Ms 39655

 

ITEMS OF EVIDENCE/PROPERTY RECOVERED

(1)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description

0000161-01 thru 0000161-08: Eight (8) items of clothing including

One (1) Pair of blue denims
One (1) Plaid shirt
One (1) Black jacket
One (1) Camouflage cap
One (1) Pair of tan hiking boots
One (1) Pair of brown gloves

(2)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description
0000161-24A-09:

One (1) Cell Phone

(3)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description
0000161-24A-10:

One (1) Timex Watch

(1)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description

0000161-24A- 11

One (1) Wallet

(2)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description
0000161-24A-12 thru 0000161-24A-18:

Seven (7) Fingerprints from Cabin 11

(3)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description
0000161-24A-19 thru 0000161-24A-28

Ten (10) Fingerprints from Spenser Brook’s car

(1)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description

0000161-24A-29 thru 0000161-24A-31

Trace evidence from Cabin 11 including

Hair

Fibers

Large amounts of methadone from carpet

(2)

Type
___ Damaged
___ Lost
___ Recovered
___ Stolen
_X_ Taken into Evidence

Item Description
0000161-24A-32 thru 0000161-24A-33

Trace evidence from Spenser Brook’s car including

Hair

Fibers

REPORTING OFFICER'S NARRATIVE (Brief narrative of the facts surrounding the offense.)

At 11:34 a.m. on January 30, 2011, Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a body found at the Wall Doxey State Park. The caller identified herself as Debra Lane, a female who was residing in Cabin 4 at Wall Doxey State Park. Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Unit 209 (Officer P.Winston) was dispatched and arrived at the scene at 12:04 p.m. Upon seeing the body R/O Winston notified Dispatch and requested backup and medical assistance. R/Is Investigators T. Armstrong and S. Murphy were assigned and proceed directly to the scene. R/Is arrived at the scene at 12:21 pm. On arrival R/I’s found that R/O had secured the area. At R/Is request, Coroner L. Johnson and a CSU team were notified to respond to the scene. Environmental conditions at the scene up arrival are as follows: Weather: Exterior crime scene location; Ambient Temperature: approximately 23F/-5°C; Relative Humidity: approximately 52%.

R/O Winston made the following verbal report, which is stated in summary and not verbatim. R/O was met by Debra Lane, the female who made the call to 911. Lane directed him to the body. R/O reported the body was lying near Cabin 11 in the Park with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was later identified as Spenser Brooks, Oxford District Attorney. R/O called for backup unit and Crime Scene tech Unit. R/O said YCD EMTs R. Peterson and J. Bilkey arrived at the scene at 12:35 pm and after determining the victim was deceased, withdrew from the crime scene. R/O Winston further stated that to the best of his knowledge, the following personnel had occasion to enter the crime scene area and must be excluded: CSU personnel, witness Debra Lane, EMT Peterson, EMT Bilkey and himself.

After receiving the report from R/O Winston, R/Is conducted a preliminary inspection of the scene. Visual inspection indicated the victim was wearing a multi-colored plaid shirt, a pair of blue denims, a black jacket, one glove on the left hand and one glove and a camouflage cap lying on the ground. The body was lying on its back. The right leg is straight with bottom of foot to the south. The left leg was bent at the knee with the bottom of foot to the west. The right arm was lying to the side at an angle and was bent at the elbow with hand pointing to the west. The left arm lying slightly away from the body bent at the elbow pointing in a northeast direction. The head was to the north.

R/Is delayed further inspection of the body until the arrival of the Coroner’s Inspector.

Coroner's Inspector Luwinda Johnson arrived at the scene at approximately 12:31 p.m. and joined R/Is at the body's location. Inspector Johnson pronounced the victim deceased at 12:36 p.m. by visual observation that the victim was not breathing and by tactile observation that the victim did not have a palpable carotid pulse. Inspector Johnson observed the wound in the forehead and speculated that the apparent cause of death was that wound. After Inspector Johnson completed her initial inspection of the body, she stayed with the CSU team to ensure integrity of the body, while the team took photographs of the scene and performed preliminary analyses, until the body could be removed from the scene without affecting other evidence.

CSU arrived at the scene at approximately 12:34 p.m. R/Is instructed CSU to Process the entire scene according to standard procedure.

A preliminary search of the immediate area for the weapon (s) causing the injury to the victim met with negative results. CSU will a more intensive search and report their findings.

R/Is left the scene at 8:56 p.m. Before leaving, R/I Murphy instructed CSU to seal the scene upon completion or end of day suspension of processing. CSU is to notify R/Is of progress by the end of this date. As of this filing, CSU is still actively processing at the scene.

At the station, R/Is interviewed witness Debra Lane. (Interview transcripts attached).

Body of the deceased remanded into the custody of Coroner's Inspector Luwinda Johnson. Deceased was removed from scene at 10:25 p.m. and transported to the coroner's office for autopsy.

Evidence remanded into the custody of Forensics Officer T. R. Douglas for transport to the State Crime Lab for routine analysis. CSU is expected to submit an inventory of items taken into evidence within fourteen days of this report, with detailed report(s) of their findings to follow at a later date.

 

DEFENDANT'S VERSION/REMARKS (What did the defendant say about the offense or his/her whereabouts at the time of offense?)

N/A

 

REPORTING OFFICER

Sam Murphy

DATE REPORTED

01-30-2011

REPORTING OFFICER

//Sam Murphy
Signature

633
Unit Number

01-30-2911
Date

ASSISTING OFFICER

//Ted Armstrong
Signature

615
Unit Number

01-30-2011
Date

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