Crime

Ocean Springs woman charged with murder in bar shooting

Malinda Marie Tennort has been charged with murder.
Malinda Marie Tennort has been charged with murder.

An Ocean Springs woman is charged with murder in the death of a man who was shot in a bar there.

Malinda Marie Tennort came to the police department on Saturday afternoon after she learned she was being sought. Police said after they interviewed her, they had enough evidence to warrant a murder charge. She is being held without bond in the Jackson County jail.

Police said they also want to arrest Deshaude L. “DJ” Jones, 47, on a murder charge. Anyone with information about his wherebouts should call the Ocean Springs Police Department, 228-875-2211, or Crime Stoppers 877-787-5898.

Police were called to Kahunas Bar and Grill, 1415 Bienville Blvd., early Saturday morning after someone reported shots had been fired. There they found a wounded man who died shortly after they arrived at 12:39 a.m. He was identified as Troy Taylor, 25, of Ocean Springs.

Another person of interest in the case has been cleared, police said Saturday afternoon. Anheuser “Fresh” Mitchell of Ocean Springs came to police voluntarily and was interviewed about the shooting. Police said they decided not to charge Mitchell.

Paul Hampton: 228-284-7296; @jpaulhampton

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