Man shot and killed in Waveland identified

meperez@sunherald.comApril 1, 2012 

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk on Sunday identified the man who was shot by Waveland police a day earlier, after they say he pulled a weapon.

Clayton Lane Marsh, 31, of Brundidge, Ala. was shot after a chase behind Rex Auto USA. Faulk said the man died on his birthday.

State Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Johnny Poulos said Waveland police responded to a suspicious vehicle behind the Travel Express Inn on U.S. 90 about 3 a.m. Saturday. Police said when the man fled, the officer chased him on foot. Poulos said the man displayed a weapon during the pursuit and the officer shot him.

The Southeast Sun newspaper in Enterprise, Ala. reported that a warrant had been issued for Marsh in Coffee County on March 13. The order said Marsh let the battery on his ankle monitor go dead. The monitor was a condition of his bond for two arrests, one of which was for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Bonding agent David Tyler of Ace Bonding in Enterprise told the Southeast Sun that Marsh allegedly stole the keys to his grandmother's car when Tyler and a friend tried to pick him up at his grandmother's house in Brundidge, Ala.. They claimed that Marsh tried to run over them.

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