Anton Marquis McWilliams of Moss Point, a documented member of the Black Gangsta Disciples, pleaded not guilty Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court to a murder charge.
McWilliams is accused in the shooting death of Dornelle Brown, 43, of Pascagoula.
Pascagoula police found Brown on the ground between two buildings at Willow Creek Apartments on Eden Street when they responded the night of Jan. 15 to a report of shots fired. Brown died at the scene.
The next morning, Pascagoula officers and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested McWilliams, who was 26 at the time, on a murder charge.
In April, McWilliams was sent to prison for 13 years on three counts of sale of a controlled substance in Jackson County. He is scheduled for release on those charges in November 2028.
He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted on the murder charge.