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Bond revoked for Long Beach murder suspect

James McDowell (Photo Source: Harrison County jail docket) James McDowell (Photo Source: Harrison County jail docket)
Charity Roxanne McDowell was arrested for accessory after the fact to murder. (Photo Source: Long Beach Police Dept.) Charity Roxanne McDowell was arrested for accessory after the fact to murder. (Photo Source: Long Beach Police Dept.)
Michael Anthony Taylor was arrested for accessory after the fact to murder. (Photo Source: Long Beach Police Dept.) Michael Anthony Taylor was arrested for accessory after the fact to murder. (Photo Source: Long Beach Police Dept.)
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -

Bond has been revoked for a murder suspect accused of shooting a man in the back of the head Monday night in Long Beach.

James Wilson McDowell made his initial court appearance Wednesday before Judge Bruce Strong. McDowell was arrested Tuesday morning after a standoff with Gulfport police.

According to previous arrest records, McDowell has a history of drug charges and was previously charged in a drive-by shooting in June 2007.

We also know more details surrounding the shooting death of 25-year-old Deverick Johnson. Court documents show the shooting stemmed from an argument over a stolen gun and money.

Witnesses reported Johnson, McDowell, and a woman were sitting in a vehicle at 109 North Lang Ave. while the two men were arguing that night.

An affidavit filed in Harrison County Justice Court says McDowell got out of the vehicle and fired two shots at Johnson before running to a waiting vehicle.

Police responded to the shooting around 7:20 p.m. The affidavit says the responding officer found Johnson “obviously deceased” with a gunshot wound to the back of the head.

The affidavit says the vehicle McDowell got away in was driven by Michael Taylor. McDowell’s sister, Charity, was also in the vehicle, according to court documents.

Michael Taylor and Charity McDowell were arrested Tuesday and charged with accessory after the fact for murder. Their bonds were set at $150,000.

Court documents show Taylor picked McDowell out of a lineup as the suspect who shot and killed Johnson.

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