Judge sets Reeves bond at $1 million in cash

Edmond Reeves walking into courthouse. Image source: George County Sheriff's Office.
Edmond Reeves walking into courthouse. Image source: George County Sheriff's Office.
Edmond Reeves. Image source: George County Sheriff's Office.
Edmond Reeves. Image source: George County Sheriff's Office.

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Edmond Reeves, 34, of George County is accused of murdering his father and setting his father's mobile home on fire Monday. Today he made an appearance before Judge Jessie Underwood at the George County Justice Court, according to the George County Sheriff's Department. Underwood set his bond at $1 million in cash.

George County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Shonna Pierce said, a call about the incident came in around 10 Monday morning. Pierce said, Twin Creeks firefighters were extinguishing a fire at the mobile home located at the 100 block of Wes Havard Road in the Central Community when firefighters reportedly found Jarvis Reeves, 75, of George County dead with a gunshot wound.

"He was laying face down next to his bed with a gunshot wound to the right side of his chest," Pierce said.

George County Sheriff's deputies and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force arrested 34-year-old Edmond Reeves on charges of premeditated first degree murder, arson and possession of a fire arm by a convicted felon. Edmond Reeves was previously convicted on charges of vehicular manslaughter in Louisiana.

Pierce said, Edmond Reeves admitted to shooting his father and burning his father's mobile home.

The incident is still under investigation and investigators are still looking for a motive. Edmond Reeves is being held at the George County Regional Jail. Officials said, additional charges could be added once the investigation is added.

Anyone with information on this or other crimes can make an anonymous tip by calling MS Coast Crimestoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or text CSTIP plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). You can also submit an anonymous tip.

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