Teen gets five years in killing

Published 8:17 am Saturday, August 30, 2014

A second Vicksburg man will five years in prison for his role in the 2013 shooting death of a Vicksburg High student.

Circuit Judge M. James Chaney sentenced Devontae Montgomery, 19, to five years in prison after the teen pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Ke’Marvin Stamps, according to a sentencing order released Friday by the District Attorney’s Office.

Montgomery must also pay a $1,000 fine and $384.50 in court costs.

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Christopher Devon Jones, 20, was also sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the same charge in Ke’Marvin’s death, according to court records.

The case against five other defendants —  Melvin Wiggins, De’Mario Mixon, Marquis Black, Romaire Brown, also known as Romeo Mixon and Tyler Jones — is still open.

Ke’Marvin was shot and killed March 15, 2013, as he and another teen were walking in the 4900 block of Gibson Road.

All seven teens accused in the killing were in Wiggins’ Dodge truck the night Stamps was shot and killed.

Montgomery told deputies that the group originally went with four guns to Autumn Oaks Townhouse, 4920 Halls Ferry Road, to seek out a rival gang in retaliation for a drive-by shooting at Mixon’s home on Locust Street.

Once at the townhouses, a group in another truck chased the teens in Wiggins truck south on Halls Ferry Road to Greenbrier Drive, Montgomery told deputies. From Greenbrier, the teens turned  east onto Gibson Road where they saw Ke’Marvin and another teen walking, Montgomery said.

“Montgomery stated Chris Jones said ‘Who is that?’ Montgomery said that DeMario Mixon replied ‘Shoot at ‘em’,” Investigator Chris Satcher wrote in a report.

It appeared from statements given to Warren County investigators that the teens did not know Ke’Marvin.

“Montgomery stated a few second after the shooing he heard Romaire Brown say ‘Go, go man. Man I think I killed him,” Satcher wrote.

Stamps was shot once in the head with a .22-caliber bullet. Initially De’Mario Mixon took the blame for the shooting, saying that he had fired a .45-caliber round that hit Ke’Marvin, however, investigators wrote that he became uncooperative when told that a .22-caliber bullet was the fatal shot.

Several of the teens said Romarie Brown fired the fatal shot, but Brown insisted that Tyler Jones fired the fatal shot. Montgomery told deputies that Tyler Jones never fired that night.