Gill alibi canvass
YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 003189-10G-2021
Case Description: Robert Pruitt-Wayne Fisher homicide investigation
The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department spoke to Rick Gill's neighbors at the University Arbors Apartments (805 College Hill Road) and people at the Pizza Den restaurant (1304 University Avenue), looking for potential witnesses who might have seen Rick Gill the night of July 9, 2021.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
504 Brittany Drive
Mr. Hancock, 24, worked the evening shift at Pizza Den on Friday, July 9th, starting at 5:00 p.m.
He recalled the restaurant was busy between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. but remembered a little man with four rambunctious children. He took special note of them because people were in a hurry to order their pizzas and get home, and this man and his kids were holding up the line because they couldn't agree on the kind of pizza they wanted.
The man and his kids ate in the restaurant instead of taking out. The kids were noisy and "sort of out of control," according to Hancock.
Hancock didn't see what time the man and children left but noticed they weren't there by around 8:00 or 8:30 p.m. when business slowed.