By LEANN McCOY
No advancements have been made in new murder investigations in the city and county.
According to Johnny Grantham, Grenada County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy, there are no updates in the weekend death of Sgt. Daniel Nix, 29.
Nix died Sunday after suffering severe head trauma in a June 13 incident. Sheriff’s officials remain mum on where the incident occurred.
Grantham said no more information will be released because of the ongoing investigation.
In the city, according to Capt. James Carver, chief of detectives, there are no new updates in the June 6 beating death of James Boclear Jr., 31.
Boclear was found earlier that morning with severe head trauma on Levee Street. He later died at Elvis Presley Trauma Center.
“The detectives are following up on leads and talking with people who have come forward with information, but we are still investigating,” Carver said.
Carver said that anyone who has any information can call the tips line anonymously at 226-1211.
A $25,000 reward has been set up by the Grenada Police Department for any information in this or any of other cases that leads to an arrest and conviction.
In a separate matter, two people have been arrested and charged in an incident from Friday, June 25.
According to Capt. James Carver, chief of detectives, two people he identified as Marquize Tillmon, 19, and Monique Lott, 22, have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery stemming from an incident at Shaw’s Meat Market.
Carver said the two were brought back from Oxford in connection with an attempted robbery incident Friday morning.
According to Carver, an employee was opening Shaw’s Meat Market at about 4:30 a.m. Friday when someone fired shots at him. The employee returned fire and the shooter ran.
“After the incident, we contacted all area hospitals for possible gunshot victims for that day,” he said. “We were contacted by authorities with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department that they had a gunshot victim from Grenada.”
Lott was released from the hospital Friday with a minor gunshot wound and brought back to Grenada.
Tillmon was picked up on a previous contempt of court warrant.
“Both were brought back to Grenada, and after further investigation,” Carver said.