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Three latest suspects in HPD officer murders make initial appearance

Jimmy Brady Jr. was arrested in connection to the shooting deaths of two officers. Photo Source FCSD Jimmy Brady Jr. was arrested in connection to the shooting deaths of two officers. Photo Source FCSD
Douglas Mcphail was arrested in connection to the shooting deaths of two Hattiesburg officers. Douglas Mcphail was arrested in connection to the shooting deaths of two Hattiesburg officers.
Anquanette L. Alexander was arrested in the shooting deaths of two Hattiesburg officers. Anquanette L. Alexander was arrested in the shooting deaths of two Hattiesburg officers.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The three latest suspects arrested in connection to the Hattiesburg police officer murders made their initial appearance in court Monday afternoon.

Jimmy Brady Jr.'s bond was set at $20,000 for possession of a stolen gun. 

Brady Jr., 22, was arrested late Friday night by members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and charged with possession of a stolen firearm. He was booked into the Forrest County Jail where he is awaiting his initial appearance.

Douglas Mcphail, 21, the seventh suspect, was charged with obstruction of justice. He was arrested Friday afternoon in Hattiesburg, and has been booked into the Forrest County Jail. His bond was set at $15,000 for allegedly helping to destroy evidence related to the case. The state requested $100,000 bond, but the judge disagreed because McPhail had no previous record. 

Anquanette L. Alexander, 19, the sixth suspect, was also arrested and is being held on obstruction of justice charges. Her bond was set at $10,000. 

May 11th: 
Four suspects in the shooting deaths of two Hattiesburg police officers made their initial appearance in Forrest County Court last Monday afternoon. Curtis Banks arrived in an orange jumpsuit, and cut off Judge Gay Polk-Payton as she tried to swear him in.

Curtis' charge was one count of accessory after the fact of capital murder. His bond was set at $100,000 in connection to the shooting deaths. His previous bond was revoked on a drug possession charge from 2013. Until that is cleared, he cannot bond on the accessory after fact, per the judge.

Cornelius Clark was charged with obstruction of justice and hindering prosecution. Clark allegedly helped prolong the other arrests the night of the shooting. His bond was set at $75,000.

Joanie Calloway, 22, was originally charged with two counts of capital murder. Her charges were lessened to one count of accessory after the fact. Calloway allegedly helped Marvin Banks knowing he helped kill the two officers. Her bond was set at $75,000.

Marvin Banks, 29, has been charged with two counts of capital murder, one count of grand theft auto and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. Marvin was the alleged shooter. He was accompanied in court by Mississippi State Troopers at his side. His bond was denied for the shooting. His bond was set at $100,000 for possession of a weapon, and grand larceny auto.

May 15th: 

A fifth suspect made his initial appearance at 8:30 a.m. in Justice Court Friday morning.

Abram Wade Franklin's bond was set at $75,000, and was charged with rendering criminal assistance in death of two HPD officers.

Franklin has several misdemeanor charges from the past, including a few assault charges. He claims the charges "were just a misunderstanding."

Those five suspects have been remanded into custody of the Forrest County Sheriff's Department.

Two "person's of interest" were interviewed, but not charged on Wednesday night. 

The two officers that were killed were identified as Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25. 

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