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BY PHILLIP WILLIAMS

Correspondent

GILMER–The Upshur County Grand Jury last week indicted four persons on murder charges in connection with the March 28 shooting death of a man at his home near the rural Lafayette community, said District Attorney Billy Byrd’s office.

Charged with killing Kendrick Lemichael Jackson, who had a Pittsburg address, are Devontay Hunter, 20, of Lone Star; Xavier Mumphrey, 19, of Kilgore; a woman, Alize Sharda McFall, 20, of Kilgore; and Decorian Quantez Robbins, 19, of Avinger, said Byrd’s office.

All remained in county jail in Gilmer after the indictments were returned Monday, June 19, the office said. Mumphrey and Robbins were under $750,000 bond each, while Hunter’s bond was $250,000 and McFall’s was $150,000, Byrd’s office reported.

Deputy sheriffs were dispatched to the shooting scene in the 14000 block of FM Road 1975 about 6:24 p.m. March 28 after a caller reported the incident had “just occurred,” said Sheriff Larry Webb. Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Lyle Potter pronounced Jackson, 29, dead at the scene.

Hunter was arrested at the sheriff’s office March 30, said Webb. The next day, McFall turned herself in there, while Robbins was arrested in Cass County and Mumphrey was arrested in Kilgore, the sheriff said.

The murder indictments were among six indictments which the grand jury returned June 19, Byrd said. Jurors also no-billed a case, the nature of which was not revealed.

Named in the only other open indictment was Brandi Colleen Messick, 23, of Ore City, charged with sexual assault of a child on April 10, Byrd’s office said. She remained in county jail under $25,000 bond, the office reported.

Jurors also returned a sealed indictment for theft of property of the value of $30,000 or more but less than $150,000, the office said. The defendant’s name was not disclosed since no arrest had been made, said Byrd.