Suspects in ex-county man’s death to face Miss. charges

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 12, 2009

From staff and AP reports

GULFPORT — Two suspects in the death of a former Vicksburg man have waived extradition and will be returned to Mississippi to face charges, said Harrison County Sheriff’s Maj. Ron Pullen.

David Lee Obermiller, 21, and Bethany Nicole Goodenough, 20, were being held in Austin, Texas, after their arrest Thursday. Harrison County authorities had issued warrants for their arrests on robbery and murder charges.

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Authorities had been looking for a young man and woman who were caught on surveillance video footage at the Crystal Inn in Gulfport where the body of Thomas “Tommy” Corbin, 51, was found May 3. Corbin, of Vancleave, is believed to have picked up the two as they hitchhiked through Mississippi.

Corbin was reared in the Culkin community of Warren County and attended Culkin Elementary and Warren Central High School. He is survived by two children, Thomas Corbin Jr. of the Jackson area and Brandi Corbin of Vicksburg.