Suspect arrested after Everglade Avenue shooting, burglary


A Starkville man was arrested on a pair of felony charges Thursday with the help of multiple law enforcement agencies.

The U.S. Marshal Task Force, Starkville Police Department and the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Hemphill, 34, for warrants issued by the Starkville Municipal Court related to residential burglary and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

The shooting occurred at Brookville Garden Apartments in the 300 block of Everglade Avenue. SPD Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady said the dwelling was occupied at the time of the incident, which occurred on Tuesday, April 11, but no injuries were reported following the arrest.

Late last month, an aggravated assault was reported at the same apartment complex, which resulted in a woman having to be airlifted due to injuries to the face. No arrests have been announced in that case, but authorities believe the April 11 shooting and burglary involving Hemphill is unrelated to the March aggravated assault incident.

Hemphill was arrested on Thursday morning at approximately 9 a.m.

Hemphill was transported to the Oktibbeha County Jail, with bond set at $10,000.