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INCIDENT / ARREST REPORT

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

 _X_ INCIDENT
     ___ Juvenile
     ___ Senior Citizen
     ___ Gang

 ___ ARREST
     ___ Child Abuse
     ___ Domestic
     ___ Involved Alcohol
 CASE NUMBER:
  000744-06C-2014
Date Reported:
  3-6-2014
 Time Reported:
  4:11 PM
 OFFENSE:
  TBD
 STATUTE:
  
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted
 OFFENSE:
  
 STATUTE:
  
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted
 OFFENSE:
 
 STATUTE:
 
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted
 Location of Offense(Exact address, include Room/ Apt. No.)
  Yoknapatawpha Acres Nursing Home
  1305 Belk Boulevard, Oxford, Mississippi
 Date of Offense:
  3-6-2014
 Time of Offense:
  TBD
 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
 Undetermined
 Name:
 Jerry Shaw
 Alias/Street Name/ Nickname
 none
 Vic/Offender Relationship
 unknown
 Race
 Hispanic
 Height
 5' 11"
 Weight
 210 lbs.
 Hair
 Brown
 Eyes
 Brown
 Sex
  M
 Hat
 N/A
 Jacket/Coat
 N/A
 Shirt
 Blue
 Pants
 Blue
 Skirt/Dress
  N/A
 Age
     31
 DOB
 7-19-1982
 Soc. Security #
 XXX-XX-XXXX
 Scars/Marks/Tattoos
 Tattoos depicting demonic imagery, weaponry and religious icons on neck and arms; one black disk earring in each ear
 Injury Extent
 Fatal
 Injury Description
 no external injuries visible at scene
 Address
 1294 Pierce Avenue, Oxford, MS
 Res Phone 234-XXXX
 Bus Phone 234-XXXX
 Occupation
 Orderly/Aide
 Employer/School
 Yoknapatawpha Acres Nursing Home
 Employer Address
 1305 Belk Blvd., Oxford, MS

 

PERSON 2
 Type:
 Witness
 Category:
 Adult
 Foul Play Suspected
 N/A
 Name:
 Lynette Martinson
 Alias/Street Name/ Nickname
 none
 Vic/Offender Relationship
 victim's co-worker
 Race
 White
 Height
 5' 6"
 Weight
 130 lbs.
 Hair
 Blonde
 Eyes
 Blue
 Sex
 F
 Hat
  N/A
 Jacket/Coat
 N/A
 Shirt
 Pink
 Pants
 Pink
 Skirt/Dress
 N/A
 Age
     53
 DOB
 8/19/1960
 Soc. Security #
 XXX-XX-XXXX
 Scars/Marks/Tattoos
 none visible
 Injury Extent
 none observed at scene
 Injury Description
 N/A
 Address
 122 McRae Drive, Oxford, MS
 Res Phone 232-XXXX
 Bus Phone 234-XXXX
 Occupation
 Nurse
 Employer/School
 Yoknapatawpha Acres Nursing Home
 Employer Address
 1305 Belk Blvd., Oxford, MS

 

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

At 4:11 p.m., Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a dead body behind the Yoknapatawpha Acres Nursing Home on Belk Boulevard. The caller indicated the body was located outside the facility in the service and delivery area on the east side of the building. The caller identified herself as Lynette Martinson (Person 2), a nurse at the nursing home.

Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Unit 209 (Officer P. Winston) and an EMT unit were dispatched to the location.

Reporting Officer (R/O) Winston arrived at the scene at 4:18 p.m. After confirming the presence of the body, R/O secured the scene and contacted Dispatch to request backup.

Reporting Investigators (R/Is) Detectives T. Armstrong and S. Murphy were assigned and proceeded directly to the scene. At R/Is' request, Coroner’s Inspector L. Johnson and a CSU team were notified to respond to the scene.

R/Is arrived at the scene at 4:34 p.m. Upon arrival, R/Is found that R/O had secured the area. Environmental conditions at the scene upon arrival are as follows: Weather: Mostly Cloudy; Exterior Ambient Temperature: 39°F / 4°C; Relative Humidity: 93%.

R/O Winston made the following verbal report, which is stated in summary and not verbatim.

R/O entered the facility's parking lot from Notting Hill Road and proceeded to the service and delivery area where he was met by Martinson who was waiting on the access road behind the building. Martinson led R/O to a dumpster approximately 25 feet north of that location to the body of an apparently deceased adult male, who Martinson identified as nursing home employee Jerry Shaw (Person 1).

At R/O's request, Martinson exited the immediate area but did not depart the premises. R/O asked Martinson to instruct employees and residents to stay clear of the area and to direct sheriff's department personnel and EMTs to his location.

R/O then secured the scene and cleared the area, finding no other persons present in the vicinity.

R/O said YCFD EMTs R. Peterson and J. Bilkey arrived at approximately 4:31 p.m. and, after confirming 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 documented by CSU personnel: witness Lynette Martinson, EMT Peterson, EMT Bilkey and himself.

After receiving the verbal report from R/O Winston, R/Is conducted a preliminary inspection of the scene.

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R/Is observed discarded paper, food wrappers, beverage containers, and food items in the area surrounding the dumpster.

Immediately east of the dumpster, R/Is observed a lifeless human body, a male estimated to be in his 30s. Visual inspection indicated the victim was wearing blue scrubs. The body lay in a supine position with the head towards the northeast corner of the dumpster and the feet towards the southwest corner. The left arm was at an approximate 45º angle to the body and resting on the curb east of the body. The right arm was at an approximate 90º angle to the body, bent slightly at the elbow, and partially underneath the wheeled dumpster in the gap between bottom of the container and the asphalt.

The right knee was bent approximately 90º at the hip and 130º at the knee. The left leg was essentially straight. R/Is observed residue on the sole of the left shoe visually consistent with what appeared to be discarded food immediately southeast of the left foot.

R/Is further observed what appeared to be a large contusion on the right side of the victim's forehead but noted no other immediate signs of injury. 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 4:45 p.m. and joined R/Is at the body's location. Inspector Johnson pronounced the victim deceased at 4:48 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 or any other indications of heartbeat or respiration.

Inspector Johnson visually examined the body and noted a second apparent contusion at the nape of the victim's neck. Inspector Johnson noted that rigor mortis was not yet evident and that blanching livor mortis was observable on the posterior of the body. While she withheld an official estimate pending an autopsy, Inspector Johnson speculated the victim had been dead approximately 30 to 60 minutes.

Inspector Johnson indicated that further details would be available in the official autopsy report. After completing her initial inspection of the body, Inspector Johnson 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 4:58 p.m. R/Is instructed CSU to process the entire scene according to standard procedure.

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

R/Is left the scene at 9:05 p.m. Before leaving, R/I Murphy instructed CSU to seal the scene upon completion or end of day suspension of processing. CSU to notify R/Is of progress by the end of this date. As of this filing, CSU is still actively processing at the scene.

R/Is returned to the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department to interview witness Lynette Martinson who had previously been transported to that location.

Body of the deceased remanded into the custody of Coroner's Inspector Luwinda Johnson. Deceased was removed from scene at 8:36 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?)

 N/A

 

 REPORTING OFFICER  Sam Murphy  DATE REPORTED  3-06-2014
 REPORTING OFFICER  //Sam Murphy
 Signature
 633
 Unit Number
 3-06-2014
 Date
 ASSISTING OFFICER  //Ted Armstrong
 Signature
 615
 Unit Number
 3-06-2014
 Date

 

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  • Could any of the residents have seen something out their windows? A few would be able to see the dumpster area. I also notice from the map that no one can get out to the dumpster from the inside without passing through the dining roo and the kitchen. Was there anyone in the kitchen or dining room during this time?

  • I was wondering about the large contusion Jerry had on his right forehead and, if he and his killer had a face to face encounter wouldn't the killer have to left-handed.? Or he was standing at an angle, or he saw he was going to be struck and tried to avoid the hit.? Just a thought.

  • Good point and observation I think he got drugged or jumped maybe it was a suicide

  • I would think this is a drug deal gone bad so its probably someone that lives in the area of this nursing home. Has met this person before at this area? First hit was from behind then he turned to face this person and was struck again hum the coffee was it a little liquid on the ground or a lot that would say how long he was out there

  • I had the same theory with a bad drug deal. A nurse gets paid decent wages, but not an orderly. He could have been supplementing income with the fun drugs they give to the elderly. If that was the case, then this was his first dealing with the person he was selling too most likely, because nobody would want to cut off their supply over an argument about price. It, however, could be that he was dealing directly with a drug addict instead of a dealer, in which case it was not necessarily a first meeting. An addict will do anything to get their fix, and maybe they had no money to give him. One flaw here is, he has no Facebook account. There is a Jerry Shaw age 27 in the same State, but it's not him. If he were supplementing his income, I would think he might have a computer and affording Internet.

    My other theory so far is, he slipped on the food on the ground and banged his head against the dumpster. The previous poster said he may have been hit from behind first, but both injuries took place in the front. The main problem with this theory is that he is laying on his back. Had he slipped, he would have been found face down.

  • Need more info, without it people will start to guess, and guessing destroys the thinking methods!

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