Mallory Benson search

YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 002586-24E-2020
Case Description: Zoe Chase homicide investigation

 

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DATE SEARCH WARRANT RECEIVED

June 3, 2020

DATE AND TIME WARRANT EXECUTED

June 4, 2020

at 7:00 a.m.

COPY OF WARRANT AND RECEIPT FOR ITEMS LEFT WITH

Mallory Benson

721 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Oxford, MS

INVENTORY IN THE PRESENCE OF

Detective Ted Armstrong of the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department, and Mallory Benson, property owner.

 

I received the attached search warrant June 3, 2020 and have executed it as follows:

On June 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., I searched the person or premises described in the warrant and left a copy of the warrant with Mallory Benson.

 

INVENTORY OF PERSON OR PROPERTY TAKEN PURSUANT TO THE WARRANT

Home Office

  • 002586-79: One (1) desktop computer
  • 002586-80 through 002586-83: four (4) USB thumb drives, labeled as follows:
    • 002586-80: Desperate Stranger
    • 002586-81: Notes
    • 002586-82: Outline
    • 002586-83: Research
  • 002586-84: One (1) three-ring binder and contents, labeled "Desperate Stranger"

Bedroom

  • 002586-85: One (1) women's blouse, white, size M, with reddish-brown stains

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 4th day of June, 2020.

//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

721 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Oxford, MS 38655

Case Number: 002586-24E-2020

To Detective Samantha Murphy and any Authorized Officer of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

Affidavit(s) having been made before me by Detective Samantha Murphy

who has reason to believe that on the premises known as

721 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Oxford, MS which is a free-standing, one-story home with attached garage, shown by public record as owned by Mallory Benson;

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

A .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun; .25 caliber Winchester full metal jacket ammunition; an antique gold Rolex watch; a ruby, diamond, and gold cocktail ring; documents, computer files or other materials related to work produced for Zoe Chase; documents, computer files or other materials related to work produced for MAllory Benson; documents, computer files or other materials related to the work known as "Desperate Stranger"; clothing or other items with possible bloodstains; key(s) fitting the locks and/or ignition of the vehicle registered to Zoe Chase; key(s) fitting any lock or locks at the residence of Zoe Chase; credit card(s) and/or ATM/debit card(s) issued to Zoe Chase;

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 June 13, 2020 (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 3rd day of June, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge

 


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