MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - We're following a developing story tonight. Moss Point police have made an arrest in a four month old murder case.
Claude Lee Benson was taken into custody today and charged with the August murder of David Drinkard. Police arrested Benson at 3:30 near a Moss Point business.
Drinkard is the Moss Point man who died from stab wounds on a porch near his home.
Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis said this was a drug related murder. According to his investigators, the 50-year-old murder suspect attacked Drinkard on August 7. And during that altercation, Benson allegedly stabbed the victim. Drinkard walked away from the stabbing scene, but collapsed and died on a nearby porch.
Investigators say DNA evidence just back from the state crime lab links Benson to the murder.
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