Suspect in James C. Anderson's death in jail isolation - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Suspect in James C. Anderson's death in jail isolation

A young white man formally charged Friday with capital murder in the hit-and-run death of a black man is being held in isolation from other Hinds County inmates.

Hinds county Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Jeffery Scott says the publicity associated with the case of 19-year-old Deryl Dedmon accounted for the decision to isolate him. Dedmon is accused of intentionally running over 46-year-old James Craig Anderson on June 26 in what authorities say was a hate crime.

According to Saturday's Clarion Ledger, Scott would not say whether Dedmon, who is being held without bond, has been threatened. He says inmates likely have seen the airing of a video showing Anderson being run over.

The victim's sister said she's unhappy that Dedmon and John Rice, who is charged with simple assault in the case, are the only suspects facing charges.

WJTV reports that Barbara Anderson Young told reporters at her lawyer's office Friday, "Go to Brandon and get the other five murderers who committed such a horrendous violent act against my beloved brother."

The district attorney's office says Dedmon and Rice were with a group of teenagers that morning and went out looking for a random black person to assault. The district attorney has said racial slurs were used during the attack and that Dedmon later bragged that he "just ran that n----- over."

Rice's attorney, Samuel Martin, suggested during a hearing in July that the teens were on a beer run after a night of partying, not looking for a black man to assault, as prosecutors allege.

Authorities have not ruled out that others at the scene could be charged. The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation of the case.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Gulfport's Centennial Plaza preparing for Bicentennial party

    Gulfport's Centennial Plaza preparing for Bicentennial party

    Monday, March 27 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-03-27 22:42:26 GMT
    The coast is getting ready to host the southern leg of the state's Bicentennial Celebration this weekend in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX)The coast is getting ready to host the southern leg of the state's Bicentennial Celebration this weekend in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The coast is getting ready to host the southern leg of the state's Bicentennial Celebration this weekend in Gulfport.

    More >>

    The coast is getting ready to host the southern leg of the state's Bicentennial Celebration this weekend in Gulfport.

    More >>
  • Home renovation reveals 'hidden house' in Ocean Springs

    Home renovation reveals 'hidden house' in Ocean Springs

    Monday, March 27 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-03-27 22:27:41 GMT
    Real estate developer Karen Bryant is uncovering history as she moves forward with a home renovation project on Iberville Drive in Ocean Springs. (Photo source: WLOX)Real estate developer Karen Bryant is uncovering history as she moves forward with a home renovation project on Iberville Drive in Ocean Springs. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Real estate developer Karen Bryant is uncovering history as she moves forward with a home renovation project on Iberville Drive in Ocean Springs. She discovered a "house within a house" when she began gutting the structure.

    More >>

    Real estate developer Karen Bryant is uncovering history as she moves forward with a home renovation project on Iberville Drive in Ocean Springs. She discovered a "house within a house" when she began gutting the structure.

    More >>
  • Coast Electric CEO retiring after 42-year career

    Coast Electric CEO retiring after 42-year career

    Monday, March 27 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-03-27 22:08:22 GMT
    Robert “Bob” Occhi (Photo source: Coast Electric Power Associationj)Robert “Bob” Occhi (Photo source: Coast Electric Power Associationj)

    Robert “Bob” Occhi, President and CEO of Coast Electric Power Association, is retiring at the end of the week after spending more than 40 years with the cooperative.

    More >>

    Robert “Bob” Occhi, President and CEO of Coast Electric Power Association, is retiring at the end of the week after spending more than 40 years with the cooperative.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly