Preliminary hearing held for Walthall Co. murder suspect - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Preliminary hearing held for Walthall Co. murder suspect

Donnifer Peters/Photo credit: WCSD Donnifer Peters/Photo credit: WCSD
TYLERTOWN,MS (WDAM) -

A man charged in connection to a Walthall County murder that happened in August had a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Donnifer Peters of Tylertown was charged with first-degree murder in late August.

According to the Walthall County Sheriff’s Office, Alonza Glen Mays was found face down in a ditch off Firetower Road in Tylertown Aug. 5.

In the preliminary hearing, it was decided that the case would be turned over to the grand jury, according to Walthall County Sheriff Kyle Breland. 

Peters’ bond was reduced to $750,000, but he still has to wear a monitor around his ankle.

Another suspect was also arrested in Mays’ murder. Ashley Alford was charged with burglary of a vehicle, felony possession of a firearm and accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. 

Copyright 2016 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Matt McDonnell working hard to "Rebuild Harris", his son

    Matt McDonnell working hard to "Rebuild Harris", his son

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-01-18 21:45:58 GMT
    Matt McDonnell will never forget the morning he got a call about a horrible accident that left his son's body crushed and broken. (Photo source: WLOX)Matt McDonnell will never forget the morning he got a call about a horrible accident that left his son's body crushed and broken. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Matt McDonnell has faced many challenges during his years in management at the coast coliseum, and as an Ocean Springs alderman who served for 20 years. But McDonnell is facing perhaps the biggest challenge of his life right now.  His 26 year old son, Harris, was critically injured in a car crash on I-10 in Florida two months ago.

    More >>

    Matt McDonnell has faced many challenges during his years in management at the coast coliseum, and as an Ocean Springs alderman who served for 20 years. But McDonnell is facing perhaps the biggest challenge of his life right now.  His 26 year old son, Harris, was critically injured in a car crash on I-10 in Florida two months ago.

    More >>
  • Are you ready for it? Warmer by this weekend

    Are you ready for it? Warmer by this weekend

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:20 PM EST2018-01-18 21:20:47 GMT
    Forecast high temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60s to low 70s Sunday afternoonForecast high temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60s to low 70s Sunday afternoon

    After record cold has kept much of the region in a deep freeze this week, a much-needed thaw is on the horizon.

    More >>

    After record cold has kept much of the region in a deep freeze this week, a much-needed thaw is on the horizon.

    More >>
  • MHP reports weather related accidents from icy roads

    MHP reports weather related accidents from icy roads

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-01-18 21:02:43 GMT
    Icy covered roads and bridges created dangerous conditions for drivers. (Photo source: WLOX)Icy covered roads and bridges created dangerous conditions for drivers. (Photo source: WLOX)

    In the last couple of days, South Mississippi has experienced unusually frigid weather temperatures for the southern state. 

    More >>

    In the last couple of days, South Mississippi has experienced unusually frigid weather temperatures for the southern state. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly