YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy. Det. E. Parker
Incident No.: 003369-14G-2019
Case Description: Monica Drum homicide investigation

YCSD investigators compiled some of the articles Monica Drum wrote about Melvin Roberts and his arrest.


 

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It's good to know that the authorities arrested Melvin hoping they can grant closure to Monica family

 
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Ernest Parish: Was at the scene when shots were fired, was not on post at time of murder, was carrying a fire-arm, had a not-so-great relationship with Ms. Drum, showed aggression towards Detectives when questioned about Ms. Drum, said that the...

Ernest Parish: Was at the scene when shots were fired, was not on post at time of murder, was carrying a fire-arm, had a not-so-great relationship with Ms. Drum, showed aggression towards Detectives when questioned about Ms. Drum, said that the Detectives “sound a whole lot like Monica, and I don’t care for your tone”, got very defensive when asked about his skill in the military, and stated that if he saw the murder he would have shot, and would not have missed, admitted to lying in initial statements, and won a marksmanship in the “International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association”, I believe Mr. Parish killed Monica because she was an annoyance to him, he was a good shot and killed Ms. Drum. He locked the doors so that nobody could enter, he then dialed 911 and his Alibi was that he was having a cigarette. He knew that there were no cameras, so his chances of succeeding were high.

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