Second suspect surrenders in weekend killing

Published 11:20 am Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A second suspect in the shooting death of a Vicksburg man surrendered Monday night.

Tamares “Binky” Dillon, 32, surrendered and was charged with murder at 6:15 p.m. Monday, police Capt. Bobby Stewart said.

Dillon gave police two addresses, one at Vanguard Apartments, 435 Lake Hill Drive, and 130 Lightcap Blvd.

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Dillon and Christopher Glen Polk, 32, 435 Lake Hill Drive, Apt. 1402, were in the Warren County Jail this morning and were expected to appear before County Judge Johnny Price for their initial court appearance later today.

The two are accused of killing Vanguard Apartments resident Mardy Eugene Blackmore, 28, 450 Lake Hill Drive, Apt. 1606, whose body was discovered outside the apartments at 6:41 a.m. Sunday, Stewart said.

Municipal Judge Nancy Thomas requested the initial appearance be moved to county court because of the severity of the charges. Police will recommend a high bail or that the men be held without bail because they have strong ties to California, Stewart said.

Polk was arrested Sunday morning along with two people who later were released without being charged. Blackmore is believed to have been shot inside Polk’s apartment before his body was dumped and found Sunday by an apartment resident, police Chief Walter Armstrong said. No gunshots were reported near the apartments before the shooting, he said.

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said Blackmore died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

It has not been determined who fired the weapon that killed Blackmore, Stewart said.

“The weapon has not been recovered, and there is still no motive,” Stewart said.

Blackmore lived at the apartments with his fiancee, Jennifer Cain, and frequently visited Polk’s apartment, police said. Cain told police that Blackmore left the apartment to visit Polk at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and never returned.

Polk also is accused of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

The homicide is the second this year in the city. In May, Mary Ann Jackson Truitt, 45, 116 Lightcap Blvd., was found bludgeoned to death in her home. Her ex-husband, Charles Truitt Sr., 45, was the lone suspect. He committed suicide and was found hours later in Cedar Hill Cemetery.