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Garrett Alibi Chart

 

YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy, Det. T. Armstrong
Incident #: 002262-15G-2012
Case Description: Ambrose Garrett Death Investigation

Based on witness statements during interviews, investigators have put together the following summary of the witness alibis for the afternoon and night of Sunday, July 15, 2012, when Ambrose Garrett died. Also included is information on the results of attempts to verify the alibis.

 

Julie ArbuckleJulie Arbuckle


Alibi: Arrived at HOA meeting before 5:00 p.m. and was one of the last to leave. Received a call from Delilah around 9:30 p.m. to check on Ambrose. Found the body and called 911 at 9:52 p.m.
 

Verified? Partially
 

Verification: Delilah confirmed her call. Mary Wallace and David McMahan confirmed early arrival and late departure from the meeting. Exact arrival time and whereabouts between departure and Delilah's call could not be confirmed.

Shannon BowerShannon Bower


Alibi: Arrived at the HOA meeting on time and first said she left at the end. Later admitted she left early, stopped by Bryan Mortimer's house and arrived home at 7:30 p.m. where she stayed the rest of the night.
 

Verified? Partially
 

Verification: Multiple witnesses confirmed her presence at the meeting. Mary Wallace confirmed early departure. Bryan confirmed she was at his house. Marti Scarr confirmed her arrival at home and presence there that night.

Jamie CovingtonJamie Covington


Alibi: Hosting a party at his house. Left a couple of times to get supplies and stop by HOA meeting. Left meeting when it ended around 7:00 p.m.
 

Verified? Partially
 

Verification: Multiple witnesses confirmed his presence at the meeting, arriving around 5:20 p.m. and leaving around 7:00 p.m. His whereabouts after that time could not be confirmed.

Warren EdwardsWarren Edwards


Alibi: Arrived early for HOA meeting and left when it ended at 7:00 p.m. Later admitted returning for a private conversation with Ambrose which lasted 10-15 minutes.
 

Verified? Partially
 

Verification: Mary Wallace and David McMahan confirmed early arrival. His post-meeting conversation with Ambrose and Ambrose's condition when Warren left could not be confirmed.

Delilah GarrettDelilah Garrett


Alibi: At work at the hospital from about 3:00 p.m. until detectives arrived to notify her of her husband's death.
 

Verified? Yes
 

Verification: Multiple hospital employees confirmed her presence there and no one noticed her leaving hospital grounds.

Chester HawkinsChester Hawkins


Alibi: Found outside the community center after the body was discovered. Confessed to murder but could not identify the victim.
 

Verified? Partially
 

Verification: Community center neighbor Charles Muldoon saw Chester wandering in the area, but no witnesses reported seeing Chester inside the community center that day.

David McMahanDavid McMahan


Alibi: Arrived just before 5:00 p.m. for HOA meeting and left after it ended around 7:20 p.m.
 

Verified? Partially
 

Verification: Multiple witnesses confirmed the meeting started shortly after he arrived. Mary Wallace confirmed she and David left the community center together around 7:20 p.m.

Patrick TylerPatrick Tyler


Alibi: Arrived early for HOA meeting and left when it ended at 7:00 p.m. He then went to Jamie Covington's party until about 9:00 p.m. when he went home and to bed.
 

Verified? Partially
 

Verification: David McMahan confirmed Patrick was at the meeting when David arrived. Patrick's post-meeting activities could not be confirmed.

Mary WallaceMary Wallace


Alibi: Was one of the first to arrived before the HOA meeting and left after it ended around 7:20 p.m.
 

Verified? Partially
 

Verification: Multiple witnesses confirmed Mary was at the community center when they arrived. David McMahan confirmed he and Mary left the community center together around 7:20 p.m. and he saw her walk to her home. Her whereabouts after that time could not be confirmed.

 

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