Claiborne County man charged with first-degree murder

Published 12:16 pm Monday, January 3, 2022

A Claiborne County man is in jail following a Dec. 30 shooting death.

At approximately 11:47 p.m. last Thursday, deputies from the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of shots fired on Highway 18 in Hermanville. Upon arrival, deputies found a male subject with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

The male subject was later identified as 43-year-old Morques Johnson, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Carl Lee Wells, the alleged suspect, was located at his residence where he was taken into custody. Wells is being charged with first-degree murder and is currently being held without bond. This case has been bound over to the Grand Jury.