Altercation results in death
by Chance Wright
Nov 30, 2012 | 6308 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 17-year old Rosedale juvenile is in custody at the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility after an altercation left another juvenile dead Thursday evening.

The suspect's name has not been released to the media because of his age.

According to official report, a 911-call came into the dispatcher at 3:54 p.m. in reference to a stabbing that had occurred at 601 Martin Luther King Drive in Rosedale.

"When deputies arrived on the scene the first thing they noticed was that the security door glass had been broken out," said Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. "Upon entry to the residence, one subject was laying on the floor in a pool of blood."

EMS personnel were dispatched and immediately began efforts to resuscitate the victim.

They were unsuccessful and the Bolivar County Coroner's office was called to the scene, where Winford King Jr., 17, was pronounced dead.

Eyewitness accounts indicate that prior acts of bullying may have lead to the altercation. Other reports say that drugs may have been involved.

According to community eyewitnesses who contacted The Bolivar Commercial this morning, "King, and another unidentified male, jumped the fence of the residence and forced entry into the home. When inside they were confronted by the other juvenile of the residence and the altercation transpired."

Another male fled the scene on foot after the stabbing occurred.

Williams said that investigators have taken similar statements but that all the facts have yet to come to light and they were continuing to investigate the incident.

"I cannot comment to these reports at this time," said Williams. "I will tell you that the incident is under investigation and that ALL the facts will come out."

The juvenile resident of the home was immediately arrested and taken into custody.

No official charges have been filed at this time and investigators were continuing the questioning of him this morning.

Community sources close to incident said that King had been bullying the suspect at school and was recently suspended for multiple days.

They also reported that King had "whooped" the subject just Wednesday afternoon.

The Bolivar Commercial will have more information on the case as it is made available.