Search – Hunter Nelson

YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 004378-27H-2023
Case Description: Kristi Waterson death investigation

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DATE SEARCH WARRANT RECEIVED

August 30, 2023

DATE AND TIME SEARCH CONDUCTED

August 30, 2023

at 1:20 p.m.

COPY OF WARRANT AND RECEIPT FOR ITEMS LEFT WITH

Nathaniel Harrison Nelson, property lessee

118-C Warren Street
Oxford, MS 38655

INVENTORY IN THE PRESENCE OF

Detectives Ted Armstrong and Samantha Murphy of the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department and Nathaniel Harrison Nelson, property lessee.

 

I received the attached search warrant August 30, 2023, and have executed it as follows:

On August 30, 2023, at 1:20 p.m., I searched the person or premises described in the warrant and left a copy of the warrant with Nathaniel Harrison Nelson, property lessee.

 

INVENTORY OF PERSON OR PROPERTY TAKEN PURSUANT TO THE WARRANT

Residence

  • 004378-30 through 004378-35: Six (6) pairs of men's trousers, khaki, size 32"x33"
  • 004378-36 through 004378-41: Six (6) men's oxford cloth button-down shirts, blue, size 15-1/2" neck, 32" sleeve
  • 004378-42: One (1) baseball cap, white, Greek letters "Δ Τ Χ" on cap
  • 004378-43 through 004378-45: Three (3) pairs men's athletic shoes, size 10
  • 004378-46: One (1) leather duffel bag, black
    Contents:
    • 004378-46-001: One (1) pair men's running shoes, red and blue, size 10
    • 004378-46-002: One (1) pair men's athletic shorts, dark blue, size M
    • 004378-46-003: One (1) athletic supporter, size M
    • 004378-46-004: One (1) pair men's athletic socks, white, size 10
    • 004378-46-005: One (1) cotton men's t-shirt, dark blue with dark-colored stains, size M

Vehicle

  • 004378-47: One (1) empty condom wrapper, Trojan Twisted Pleasures, recovered from underneath front passenger seat
  • 004378-48: One (1) used latex condom, recovered from underneath front passenger seat
  • 004378-49: One (1) 2"x3" swatch with unidentified stain, removed from front passenger seat
  • 004378-H001 through 004378-H003: Three (3) long blonde hairs, recovered from front passenger headrest
  • 004378-H004 through 004378-H010: Seven (7) short dark hairs visually consistent with pubic hairs, recovered from front passenger seat, dark brown/black

Seized as contraband

  • One (1) clear zip-seal plastic bag containing approximately 3/4-ounce of a green vegetable material identified by field testing as marijuana
  • One (1) silver alligator clip measuring approx. 2" long, found in proximity to plastic bag of green vegetable material
  • One (1) remnant of a marijuana cigarette, approx ½ in. long, commonly identified as a "roach," recovered from ashtray

 

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 31st day of August, 2023.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge

Warrant #1

Yoknapatawpha County Court

in the

State of Mississippi

In the matter of the search of:

SEARCH WARRANT

118-C Warren Street
Oxford, MS 38655

Case Number: 004378-27H-2023

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

118-C Warren Street, Oxford, MS, which is a one-bedroom basement apartment with a private entrance, leased to and occupied by Nathaniel Harrison Nelson; a white 2023 Lexus RX 350 sport utility vehicle, Mississippi license tag # PWL 731, VIN XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, leased to Nathaniel Harrison Nelson;

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

men's blue shirt or blue button-down shirt; men's khaki trousers; baseball cap with Greek letters; dark blue or black duffel bag or "gym bag"; lengths of fabric or like items times consistent with a soft ligature; Trojan brand lubricated latex condoms; queen size bed linens including bed sheets, bedspreads, and standard size pillowcases; photographs depicting Kristi Waterson; documents regarding Kristi Waterson;

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 September 9, 2023 (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 August 30, 2023 at 12:55 p.m.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge

Warrant #2

Investigator's Note: While executing the original search warrant for Hunter Nelson's residence and vehicle, investigators observed a suspicious stain in plain sight on the front passenger seat of Nelson's vehicle.

The detectives obtained an additional search warrant, expanding the scope of the original search to include trace evidence and related items in the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded to allow for additional analysis as needed.


Yoknapatawpha County Court

in the

State of Mississippi

In the matter of the search of:

SEARCH WARRANT

118-C Warren Street
Oxford, MS 38655

Case Number: 004378-27H-2023

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

118-C Warren Street, Oxford, MS, which is a one-bedroom basement apartment with a private entrance, leased to and occupied by Nathaniel Harrison Nelson; a white 2023 Lexus RX 350 sport utility vehicle, Mississippi license tag # PWL 731, VIN XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, leased to Nathaniel Harrison Nelson;

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

Hairs, blood, other bodily fluids or residue thereof; fingerprints; Trojan brand lubricated latex condoms or residue thereof; fibers or other materials or remnants thereof;

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 September 9, 2023 (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 August 30, 2023 at 3:35 p.m.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge

Warrant #3

Yoknapatawpha County Court

in the

State of Mississippi

In the matter of the search of:

SEARCH WARRANT

118-C Warren Street
Oxford, MS 38655

Case Number: 004378-27H-2023

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 person known as

Nathaniel Harrison Nelson a.k.a. Hunter Nelson;

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

Samples of blood and hair from Nathaniel Harrison Nelson;

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 September 9, 20183 (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 August 30, 2023 at 3:35 p.m.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge


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