yes, homicide it was. He was home on leave and in another town other than his hometown visiting friends and the news is reporting that he was a victim of a alleged robbery. There is an active investigation going on and they [clarksdale pd] think they are close to solving.
Police identify two suspects in shooting death
One man in custody, another being sought
By ANDY ROSS Staff Writer
Monday, December 15, 2008 8:50 AM CST
One 19-year-old man is in custody of the Clarksdale Police Department and another man on the run in connection with the Nov. 30 murder of 30–year old Carlos Dion Buford in Clarksdale.
Dennis “Ray Ray” Thompson of 233 Grace Street, was arrested without incident Friday after he turned himself into police, according to CPD chief Greg Hoskins. Hoskins says David Mclymont, 19 has also been identified as the second individual involved in Buford’s murder.
Mclymont, of 646 Lynn St. in Clarksdale and 420 Oak St. in Friars Point, is currently at large and considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call the CPD or crimestoppers for a cash reward.
Buford, who was an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard living in Cocoa, FL, was discovered inside his vehicle on the night of Nov. 30 with a single gunshot wound to the head. His vehicle was found in 700 block of Lincoln Place.
According to reports, Buford had briefly come to Clarksdale while he was visiting family in Greenville over the Thanksgiving holidays.
Although police confirmed Saturday both Thompson and Mclymont were riding in Buford’s vehicle prior to his murder, further details were not provided, due to the ongoing investigation and manhunt.
The chief says both suspects have a fairly extensive criminal record and stresses the tragic nature of this particular crime.
“This was a senseless murder,” Hoskins said. “No one deserves to die this way. It is time for parents to go back to the old fashion way of raising their children and stop letting their children raise them.”
Hoskins said Cpl. Ulyda Johnson, Cpl. Joseph Wide, Cpl Vince Ramirez and Sgt. Ricky Bridges from the CPD have been working the case in conjunction with a number of U.S. Coast Guard special agents.
Clarksdale crime stoppers can be reached at 662-621-8191 and the CPD at 662-621-8151.
Police arrest second suspect in murder case
By ANDY ROSS
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 1:47 PM CST
The second suspect in the Nov. 30 murder of Carlos Dion Buford in Clarksdale is in custody of the Clarksdale Police Department.
David Mclymont, 19, of 646 Lynn St. in Clarksdale and 420 Oak St. in Friars Point, was arrested Sunday morning, according to CPD Chief Greg Hoskins.
After a weekend manhunt in western Coahoma County, Mclymont was reportedly picked up in Helena Ark., by an off-duty Friars Point police officer who had been contacted by the suspect’s mother.
Two days before Mclymont’s arrest, 19-year old Dennis “Ray Ray” Thompson of Clarksdale turned himself into police in connection with Buford’s death. Both suspects have been charged with one count of murder and are each being held on $250,000 bond.
Buford, a 30-year old active member of the U.S. Coast Guard who was living in Cocoa Fla., was found inside his vehicle with one gunshot wound to the head on the night of Nov. 30.
Originally from Canton, Miss, Buford had reportedly come to Clarksdale while visiting family in Greenville over the Thanksgiving holidays.
Buford’s murder is the third homicide this year inside Clarksdale city limits.
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