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YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 003331-01G-2018
Case Description: Devlin Beauchamp death investigation

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DATE SEARCH WARRANT RECEIVED

July 10, 2018

DATE AND TIME SEARCH CONDUCTED

July 11, 2018

at 7:00 a.m.

COPY OF WARRANT AND RECEIPT FOR ITEMS LEFT WITH

Jordan Rodale

910 Old Taylor Road
Oxford, MS 38655

INVENTORY IN THE PRESENCE OF

Detectives Ted Armstrong and Samantha Murphy of the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department and Jordan Rodale, property owner.

 

I received the attached search warrant July 10, 2018, and have executed it as follows:

On July 11, 2018, at 7:00 a.m., I searched the person or premises described in the warrant and left a copy of the warrant with Jordan Rodale, property owner.

 

INVENTORY OF PERSON OR PROPERTY TAKEN PURSUANT TO THE WARRANT

Master Bedroom

  • 003331-218: One (1) white, button-down dress shirt with dark-red or copper colored stains.

Home Office

  • 003331-219: Two hundred thirty-one (231) pages of Jordan Rodale book project and accompanying notes
  • 003331-220: One (1) contract with Brooks and Ramos publishing company regarding non-fiction book project
  • 003331-221 through 003331-226: Six (6) handwritten letters from Devlin Beauchamp dated February–April 2018
  • 003331-227 through 003331-234: Eight (8) paperclipped, printed emails from Brooks and Ramos publishing company editor Kevin Greenville dated in April–May 2018 with sticky note reading "J, What should we tell them? We can't stall forever. V"
  • 003331-235 through 003331-236: Two (2) handwritten letters on Brooks and Ramos publishing company letterhead from editor Kevin Greenville dated in May 2018 regarding the tardiness of book project and inquiring about the status of Mrs. Rodale's journals
  • 003331-237 through 003331-240: Four (4) paperclipped, printed emails from Hale Literary Agency dated in May–June 2018 regarding the tardiness of book project with sticky note reading "J, You've got to do something. V"
  • 003331-241: One (1) handwritten note from John Yavni of the Hale Literary Agency dated in June 2018 of an urgent nature.
  • 003331-242 through 003331-243: Two (2) sticky notes from Vincent Jones to Jordan Rodale regarding calls from Yoknapatawpha County detectives.
  • 003331-244 through 003331-245: Two (2) accordion file folders labeled "Mom" and "Beau"
  • 003331-246: One (1) laptop computer
  • 003331-247: One (1) desktop computer.
  • 003331-248 through 003331-257: Ten (10) thumb drives labeled "memoir backup" and numbered 1–10

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I swear that this inventory is a true and detailed account of the person or property taken by me on the warrant.

//Ted Armstrong
Detective - Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

Subscribed, sworn to, and returned before me this 12th day of July, 2018.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge

Warrant

Yoknapatawpha County Court

in the

State of Mississippi

In the matter of the search of:

SEARCH WARRANT

910 Old Taylor Road
Oxford, MS 38655

Case Number: 003331-01G-2018

To Detective Ted Armstrong and any Authorized Officer of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

Affidavit(s) having been made before me by Detective Ted Armstrong

who has reason to believe that on the premises known as

910 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS which is a free-standing two-story, single-family home with attached garage shown by public record as owned by Jordan Lucius Rodale;

in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, there is now concealed a person or property, namely

Journals written by Devlin Whitmore Beauchamp; any blunt instrument approximately 6 cm in diameter with rounded edges and a smooth face; any articles of clothing bearing apparent bloodstains; any articles of clothing or carpet samples consistent with unidentified fibers found at the crime scene (see Appendix A); documents pertaining to the execution of a book project that requires the journals of Margaret Vickers Beauchamp Rodale; documents from a professional publishing company to Jordan Lucius Rodale; pieces of correspondence between Jordan Lucius Rodale and Devlin Whitmore Beauchamp;

and as I am satisfied that there is probable cause to believe that the person or property so described is now concealed on the person or premises above described and that grounds for application for issuance of the search warrant exist as stated in the supporting affidavit(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to search on or before July 20, 2018 (not to exceed 10 days) the person or property specified, serving this warrant and making the search in the daytime (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). If the person or property be found there seize same, leaving a copy of this warrant and receipt for the person or property taken and prepare a written inventory of the person or property seized and promptly return this warrant to US Judge or Magistrate,

At Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi

Dated this July 10, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge


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