Crime

Home of shooting suspect burns

Lincoln County officials have confirmed that the home of mass shooting suspect Willie Corey Godbolt burned over the weekend.

RELATED: Godbolt charged with 8 counts of murder

Bogue Chitto Volunteer Fire Department Chief Blake Wallace said the house was a total loss.

“There was so much damage by the time we arrived, it is hard to tell what happened,” said Wallace. “But there was no one in the home.”

Wallace said the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department had been notified of the fire. A statement from the Sheriff Steve Rushing’s office confirmed that the investigation is ongoing.

On 6/11/17 at 4:24am the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a house fire at 377 Brister Street, Bogue Chitto, MS. Bogue Chitto Fire Department and other local volunteer departments responded to the scene. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigator responded to the scene and the Mississippi Fire Marshall’s Office has been contacted to try and determine a cause of the fire.

No one was home at the time of the fire. The home belongs to Corey Godbolt.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Godbolt is charged with capital murder in the death of Lincoln County deputy William Durr, and seven counts of first degree murder for the deaths of Barbara Mitchell, 55; Brenda May, 53; Tocarra May, 35; Austin Edwards, 11; Jordan Blackwell, 18; Ferral Burage, 45; and Shelia Burage, 46.

 

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