Crime

Lucedale woman, Coast man indicted in DUI death cases

Richard Schultz
Richard Schultz Harrison County jail

JACKSON COUNTY -- A Jackson County grand jury has indicted two people in unrelated DUI cases that resulted in the deaths of three people.

Alyson Michelle Conyers, of Lucedale, has been indicted on two counts of felony DUI causing death or injury.

According to the indictment, Conyers was legally drunk when her vehicle hit a pickup truck head-on in the Harleston community on Feb. 11, 2015.

The crash killed Jeremy C. Dickey, 30, and Melody Goodman, 37, both of Mobile.

Jackson County deputies said Conyers was headed west on Tanner Williams Road about 11:15 p.m. when she crashed head-on with a GMC Sierra 1500 pickup Dickey was driving.

Both Dickey and Goodman, a passenger in his truck, died at the scene.

Conyers also suffered serious injuries.

She waived her arraignment earlier this month. She has pleaded not guilty. She is out of jail on a total bond of $40,000.

In an unrelated case, the grand jury indicted Richard Schultz of Harrison County on one count of felony DUI causing death.

According to the indictment Schultz was legally drunk when he was involved in an accident in Jackson County that resulted in the Feb. 28, 2015, death of Gerald "Little Jerry" Jordan Jr., 42, of Biloxi. Jordan was a graduate of Mercy Cross High School and a member of the Ole Biloxi Marching Club and of the Elks Lodge in Biloxi. He owned Jordan Electric and had also worked as an electrician for the Biloxi School District.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated the case.

Additional details about what the accident were not immediately available.

Schultz waived his arraignment earlier this month. He has pleaded not guilty. He is out of jail on a $25,000 bond.

A charge of felony DUI causing death or injury carries a maximum sentence of up to 25 years.

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