Two charged with capital murder in Gammage case, more details re - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Two charged with capital murder in Gammage case, more details released

Posted: Updated:

The names of the two suspects arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Ronnie Gammage, the Longview man missing since December 4, have been released.

27-year-old, Ronnie Joe Gammage's body was recovered sometime Wednesday in Upshur County.

According to JP Precinct 1 B.H. Jameson, Sarah Haslam, 20, and 19-year-old Daniel Paul Jones were arrested and booked into the Gregg County Jail on aggravated kidnapping charges.

Daniel Jones and Sara Haslam stood stoically and listened as charges were read against them today; both were charged with capital murder in the death of Ronnie Gammage.

Officer Kristie Brian said, "we were able to obtain video of some person of interest. We followed up with interviews of two of them yesterday and consequently they were arrested for aggravated kidnapping and did lead us to the body of Ronnie Gammage."

According to Haslam's probable cause affadavit, it started with the suspects talking Gammage into writing them a check.

"Ronnie Gammage apparently gave the suspects a check somewhere around December 4th. They attempted to cash it; that's where the video was obtained from them cashing the check," said Brian.

The group reportedly met Gammage at the Waffle House in Longview.

"Gammage knew one of the suspects, he had at least met her on a prior occasion," Brian told us.

"When he came outside apparently his truck tires was slashed and the suspects came to his aid. unfortunately, thats not what happened in this case."

They drove him to a location off of Tryon Road near a construction site, where they took him out and beat him, then realizing there was a lot of traffic and they might be seen. They put him back in the car and drove him to Upshur County.

Brian said they were afraid they were going to be seen, so they forced him back into the car.

Gammage was driven deep into a wooded area in Upshur County. The last few moments of his life were spent on a 25 mile drive to Martin Road, where he was again beaten.

Ronnie Joe Gammage, 27, went missing on December 4. His body was recovered sometime Wednesday in Upshur County.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Pearl High School student takes dream date to prom

    Pearl High School student takes dream date to prom

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:26:01 GMT
    18-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll beMore >>
    Eighteen-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll be arm in arm with.
    More >>
  • Biloxi bakery celebrates 90 sweet years in business

    Biloxi bakery celebrates 90 sweet years in business

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:54:05 GMT
    A Biloxi bakery has many people thinking of delicious pastries for Easter time. And they've been doing it for nine decades! The Electrik Maid Bake Shop is celebrating 90 years in the baking business.More >>
    A Biloxi bakery has many people thinking of delicious pastries for Easter time. And they've been doing it for nine decades! The Electrik Maid Bake Shop is celebrating 90 years in the baking business.More >>
  • Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:55:08 GMT
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas.More >>
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these six areas.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.