Man indicted in stabbing man to death

Published 7:35 pm Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Braxton man has been indicted on a charge of murder in the stabbing death of another man.

The Warren County grand jury returned a two-count indictment against James Robert Massey Jr., 39, 2880 Caddo Road, Braxton, accusing him of murder in the June 4, 2017, death of Tracey Bailey, 52, during an argument. He is also charged with obstruction of justice for reportedly attempting to damage the crime scene.

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According to Warren County Sheriff’s Office reports, deputies received a call about 5 a.m. June 4 that someone may have been seriously injured in an assault at Bailey’s trailer, 415 Tiffintown Road Lot D-4.

Deputy Silento McMorris arrived to find Massey sitting in a car in front of the camper with blood visible on his car.

When McMorris took Massey into custody, he found he was armed with a knife. After another deputy arrived, he and McMorris entered Bailey’s camper and found him lying on the floor.

According to the report, there was a gathering of people at the camper, and Massey and the victim got into an argument. At some time during the argument, Bailey was stabbed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey.

In other cases:

• Five men have been indicted on a charge of aggravated assault-extreme in difference in the August 2017 beating of Raymond Guin.

The grand jury handed down indictments against Teremiah Shaquille Cox, 24, 255 Valleyview Lane; Clyde Curry, 21, 1301 South Street; Louis Gaskin III , 36, 1314 South St.; Tommy Lee Holt, 4767 Lee Road; and Darryl Lee Williams, 25, 1312 Bowmar Ave. Gaskin, Holt, Williams and Cox are being charged as habitual offenders because each has previous felony charges.

The indictment accuses the men of beating Guin “about his face and body with unknown handmade weapons.”

• Ladarius Kaghnin Butler, 22, 104 Pemberton St.; Julius De’Shun Mobley, 26, 4900 Rollingwood; and Marquez Dundre Tucker, 20, 4234 Commons Circle; were charged in a multi-count indictment involving the October 2017 burglary of a home on Wisteria Drive.

Butler and Tucker are charged with burglary of a dwelling and conspiracy to commit a felony. Butler and Mobley are charged with two counts of possession of a stolen firearm and two counts of possession of a weapon after felony conviction. Mobley and Butler are being charged as habitual offenders because they have previous felony convictions.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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