Friday, June 21, 2019

Arrests Made in Ridgeland Homicide

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following statement. 





As part of the ongoing investigation related to the murder of Kendrell Miller at Midway Park in Ridgeland on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the Ridgeland Police has made additional arrest related to this crime.

Wednesday, June 19th, Christopher D. Tyler, 17 yoa of Ridgeland, was identified as a suspect in the crime. Tyler was arrested without incident on Wednesday, June 19th, at his residence on Lenard Avenue in Ridgeland by members of the Ridgeland Police Department and US Marshalls Fugitive Task Force. Tyler is charged with Murder.

Thursday, June 20th, Lenzarius J Roberts, 17 yoa of Ridgeland, was identified as a suspect in the crime. Roberts was arrested without incident on Thursday, June 20th at his residence on Cole Road in Ridgeland my members of the Ridgeland Police Department and US Marshalls Fugitive Task Force. Roberts is charged with Murder.



Throughout the investigation, detectives have received information related to the events of the crime. This information is being verified as to truthfulness and as a result, suspect Jabari Branch has been released from custody on Thursday, June 20th. Branch remains a part of the investigation although not in custody.

Currently three (3) suspects (Evans, Tyler, Roberts) are being held on charges of Murder and each made an initial appearance before a Ridgeland Municipal Court Judge on Friday morning, June 21st. Bond on each person was set in the amount of $ 1,000,000.00 (one million dollars) and they remain in the Madison County Jail. Their next court appearance has been set as a preliminary hearing for Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 1:30 pm.

This remains an active investigation and more arrest are expected in the future.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Ridgeland Police Department at 601-856-2121 or the local Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers number of 601-355-8477.




33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Look at their bond compares to a murder in Jackson. Ha and these clowns will get serious time here. But citizens of Jackson y’all keep putting these crooked judges and politicians in office and you will keep getting what you get.

Anonymous said...

Still have never heard of this park in the hood west of the railroad track. This may be Ridgeland, but the behavior pattern and demographic speaks loudly of Jacktown. Prove me wrong.

Naturally Kingfish will rail at this reality.

Anonymous said...

@4:46
Looks like Kingfish just let you show off your ignorant racist ass. Just remember that there is a place in hell for evil racists because Jesus sees all of us as his beloved children.

Go to hell bigots!

Anonymous said...

One more example of lives being ruined. Those charged may well end up being charged as adults. I hope this is the case.

What kind of culture places such a low price on life and such a high price on "getting you back", or "he dissed me" ? I'll tell you what kind of culture does this: The black culture. Why does this happen? I don't know, but it is out of control.


More children killed and more lives ruined.

Fred Sanford said...

Who you calling a “bigot” , “bigot”!

Anonymous said...

That area behind Prassel Lumber across the railroad tracks may be in Ridgeland, but enforcement has never been to that part of town. Junk cars everywhere, shade tree mechanics in every garage. For some reason, it's just whatever.

Anonymous said...

Ridgeland is lost!

Anonymous said...

We all hate to see this happen but I am glad it happened in Madison County because atleast justice will be served. Judge Green suck it

Anonymous said...

6:16 I like millions of other Black men was raised by loving parents who taught me to fear God and work for whatever I got. I went to Black schools (because of segregation), I went to a Black Church, and I have lived in a predominantly Black community. Members of my community have fought and died for this country, pay taxes, and do the best they can. My "culture" is not
to shoot anybody. Your best statement was, "I don't know,..." Leave it at that.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody remember when Hermit King or someone commented about these thugs having AR15 shootouts and drive-bys and a bunch of you all said he was crazy?

Well that guy looks like he is holding a AR15 to me.

Anonymous said...

The mayor of Ridgeland needs to quit riding his little bike all day and pay attention. Ridgeland is fast becoming a ghetto.

Anonymous said...

No, Ridgeland is not 'becoming' a ghetto. This is just the ghetto being ghetto. The southern-most mile and a half of Ridgeland apartments and porch-dwellers has been ghetto for years. It's called ghetto-creep. And the courts won't allow the mayor or anybody else to change it.

Anonymous said...

So the metro now has 17 year olds possessing assault rifles? How is this even possible? Access to these weapons must be far to easy.

Anonymous said...

Our nephew knows of Tyler from Ridgeland HS. Tyler is one of the campus gangsters/bullies, and the staff look the other way, because they can't be "prejudice."

Branch is singing like a canary.

Anonymous said...

That is not an ASSAULT RIFLE, which are fully automatic. Quit drinking the anti-American kool-aide supplied by MSNBC, CNN, etc.

Anonymous said...

That's a police officer with the AR-15.

Anonymous said...

@11:24 AM
I respectfully believe that you are mistaken. That gunman has his jogging pants hanging low enough to expose his underpants. Unless he is undercover, i dont think Ridgeland PD dresses so casually.

Rod Knox said...

Why is there such a "touchy-feely" relationship with wannabe assault rifles 11:15? Years ago many of us called them Mattel 16s because they were so cheaply made of pot metal and plastic.

Anonymous said...

To 9:07 p.m., thank you for posting that. I tend to forget that there are a whole lot of folks who don't make the news.

Burke said...

Thank you, 9:07 PM. I wish your comment could be displayed permanently on this website. With the continuous racist comments turning up here, those readers who are unprejudiced (or mostly so, since no one is completely unprejudiced) could save time in responding by simply referring to your well-chosen words.

Blessed are the peacemakers.

Anonymous said...

I did not know about this 'park', so I searched, it is not a park, very unattractive and small. From pics I could not see sights on the carbine? these underage lads use what they stole, ammo that came with the firearm. cold blooded murder, motivated by the law of the neighbor. Good job having a trail camera out.

Anonymous said...

The only thing ridgeland has is the township the rest is crap

Calling Me Racist is Tired And Meaningless.. said...

Not sure why the Kingfish decided not to allow this post, but I'll try again.

It baffles me that Burke and others throw around the 'racist' accusation like it's beads in New Orleans. There is nothing racist in pointing out reality. It's real that most of the young thugs in Hinds and Madison Counties are black youth. It's real that most of the thuggery is black on black crime, shooting each other and whuppin' each other. It's real that we have not (to my memory) had one example in modern times of white youth carrying these weapons and shooting at each other.

What the hell is racist about pointing out those realities?

Calling people racist twenty years ago would shut them down. That's no longer the case.

Anonymous said...

“Definition of racism
1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race”

So, assuming that not being “thuggish” is considered a superior trait, then yes, that was racist by definition.

Anonymous said...

@8:44 AM - You need to get out a map. It's "Colony Park," which contains:

Renaissance at Colony Park
Township at Colony Park

I know that it's tough composing sentences from S. Jackson with the gunfire and all.

Anonymous said...

Poverty and ignorance is what leads to this behavior.

Poverty expands when those who have remove themselves from the equation.

Whites with jobs and money fled Jackson to Madison. Whites ran Jackson into the ground never repairing infrastructure.

Now that Jackson has no serious tax base it’s easy to point at Jackson and say “blacks ruined Jackson” but thats totally false. White people abandoned it and left it with no money.

The solution is combining area public schools and actually integrating. It’ll be painful for a few years but over time the state will improve as a whole.

Anonymous said...

Whites ran Jackson into the ground never repairing infrastructure.

If they left how'd they run the city into the ground?

Anonymous said...

@9:16 6/24

The poster was saying that there were infrastructure issues before white flight, and that Jackson politicians of the 70's - 90's kicked the can down the road, and today's Jackson politicians no longer have the same tax base to help improve the situation where it is even more dire. This is nothing new.

Anonymous said...

Jackson Public Schools spends more per student that any other school system in the state, so I question the presumed link between poverty and ignorance and murderous behavior, proffered by 8:51 a.m.

Anonymous said...

So you're saying the total amount of property taxes and sales tax diversion dollars collected are less in 2019 than collected in the "70's - 90's"?

Anonymous said...

8:23 I’m not in s jackson. If you think ridgeland or madison or anything else around the area is nice then you really need to get out more

Anonymous said...

8:51 "Whites with jobs and money fled Jackson to Madison. Whites ran Jackson into the ground never repairing infrastructure."

Your logic would blame JPS failure for the same reason? (Even though, as 11:01 affirms, JPS had far more $$ than the burbs)

Anonymous said...

"The solution is combining area public schools and actually integrating. It’ll be painful for a few years but over time the state will improve as a whole."

That's right. Throwing everything in the refrigerator into a large stock pot and turning it up on high will solve your problems.

Melting down all the crayons in the box will solve all your problems.

Hiring everybody regardless of experience and abilities will certainly improve the company profitability.

Averaging everything down to mediocrity will result in equality and progress.

Spreading out a war zone over a larger area will result in a much less obvious and apparent war zone, which should be our goal.

You didn't mention busing but that would probably work well too since it always has before.

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