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Attempted murder suspect surrenders

Published 11:30 am Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Claiborne County man accused of attempted murder in a home invasion robbery last month on Warriors Trail was held without bail this morning.
Bryan Morton, 33, 7123 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson, surrendered to Warren County deputies at about 4 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for attempted murder and home invasion, Sheriff Martin Pace said.
“He contacted the sheriff’s office through a third party yesterday afternoon and said he wished to turn himself in,” Pace said.
Morton told deputies that a family member had seen a profile of him on television saying that he was wanted in connection with the break-in that severely injured a 70-year-old woman May 4 in the 3600 block of Warriors Trail.
Morton and Kimberly Nicole Chatman, 23, of Vicksburg are accused of breaking into the woman’s home and beating her and stealing items including a purse.
Chatman was arrested May 5 after deputies respond to a call of a stranded motorist on U.S. 80 and found her sitting inside a vehicle and covered in blood.
In the car with her was a 6-month old, whom she identified as her child. The child was taken into the custody of the Department of Human Services after Chatman’s arrest.
She has been held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail since her arrest.
Morton was expected to have his initial court appearance at 10 a.m. today before Warren County Judge Johnny Price.