Case file note

Memo to file

Taylor Sheldon, Sheriff
Oxford, Mississippi 38655


CASE #: 001985-19D-2020
CASE DESCRIPTION: Dalton Kimbrough homicide investigation
ASSIGNED INVESTIGATORS:   Det. Ted Armstrong, Det. Samantha Murphy
DATE: April 26, 2020


Item # 1 – AFIS search

Following the April 24, 2020 interview with Robert Budd at Parchman Prison, the fingerprints of the victim in this investigation, previously identified as Dalton Kimbrough, were submitted to AFIS for verification of identification. AFIS results indicate fingerprints are those of Darrell Beck, arrested on February 8, 2014, in Cheyenne, Wyoming for public intoxication.

Further investigation to verify the true identity of the victim is in progress.

Item # 2 – Person of Interest Cheyenne Wyoming

Following the April 25, 2020 interview with Kayla Mathis, who reported seeing Cheyenne Wyoming in a vehicle belonging to the Heartsong Collective, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy visited the Heartsong Collective in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

At that location, R/Is did locate Cheyenne Wyoming and escorted her to the YCSD office for an interview. In addition, the subject's belongings were secured.

Subject Wyoming is believed to have significant information relevant to this investigation. An interview with the subject is expected in the immediate future.

Investigation of YCSD Case # 001985-19D-2020 is active and ongoing as of this date.

Laramie County (WY) arrest report

Laramie County Sheriff's Department
1901 Pioneer Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001


Date Reported:
 Time Reported:
  1:43 a.m.
 Location of Offense(Exact address, include Room/ Apt. No.)
  1200 block of East Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne, Wyoming
 Date of Offense:
 Time of Offense:
  1:43 a.m.
 Location of Arrest (Exact address, include Room/Apt. No.)
 Date of Arrest:
 Time of Arrest:
 Reporting Officer:
  Deputy C. B. Johnson
 Unit Number:
 Assisting Officer:
 Unit Number:


  Public intoxication
  _X_ Committed
  ___ Attempted
  Disturbance of the peace
  _X_ Committed
  ___ Attempted
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted


 Foul Play Suspected
  Darrell Beck
 Alias/Street Name/ Nickname
 Vic/Offender Relationship
 6' 0"
 155 lbs
 Blue denim
 Soc. Security #
 none visible at scene
 Injury Extent
 Injury Description
 1-inch laceration and minor abrasions above left eyebrow
 Lasso Inn, 950 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82007
 Res Phone unknown
 Bus Phone None
 Employer Address
 Lasso Inn, 950 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82007

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

At 1:43 a.m., I was on routine patrol when I observed an adult male pedestrian standing in the middle of the road in the 1200 block of East Pershing Avenue. I placed my patrol vehicle in park, activated my vehicle's emergency lights, and stopped approximately 20 feet from the male. At the time, the weather conditions were fair, and the ambient temperature was approximately 17°F/-8°C.

I exited my vehicle and identified myself as a Laramie County sheriff's deputy. I then asked the male, later identified by his Texas Driver's License as Darrell Beck, if he was in distress or needed assistance. Darrell responded with profanity, and his speech was slurred.

I approached Darrell, who continued to stagger on his feet but did not attempt to flee. I again asked Darrell if he needed assistance. Darrell again responded with profanity. I detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and asked if he had been drinking. In response, he asked if I was stupid and began shouting at some passersby.

I advised Darrell that I was taking him into custody for his own safety and instructed him to walk to my vehicle and place his hands on the hood. Darrell remained verbally belligerent as he approached my vehicle. Then he fell silent, stopped, and turned to face me. He asked if this was a dream or real life. I advised that it was real life and instructed him to place his hands on the hood of the vehicle. He complied.

At approximately 1:51 a.m., I placed Darrell under arrest with his hands behind his back, palms facing outward. I checked his handcuffs for tightness and fit and double-locked them for his safety. I searched Darrell incident to arrest and placed him in the rear passenger-side seat of my patrol vehicle.

At approximately 2:04 a.m., I transported Darrell to the Laramie County Sheriff's Jail for booking and intoxication testing.

 DEFENDANT'S VERSION/REMARKS (What did the defendant say?)

 During transport to the jail, Darrell made only one comment. "Am I dead?" After being advised that he was not dead, Darrell remained silent.

 Unit Number

 Unit Number




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