7:21pm EST – Suspect Named:
Quinton Verdell Tellis
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[…] We’ve learned he is from Courtland, right outside of Batesville, which is also Jessica Chambers hometown. ♦ Tellis is currently serving time in Louisiana for an unrelated crime. ♦ He is charged with unlawful use of a credit card. ♦ That credit card, we are told, belonged to a Chinese exchange student who was murdered last July. ♦ Tellis has not been charged in her murder. ♦ We’re told Tellis moved to Monroe, Louisiana, sometime last summer and married a woman there. ♦ It is unclear how long he has been in prison for using the exchange student’s credit card. (Latest Update from Local Memphis)
aka: Quint “Go Hard” Tellis
6:43pm EASTERN – It is now confirmed an indictment has been handed down by the District Attorney in the Jessica Lane Chambers murder case.
♦ Fox13’s Tom Dees has confirmed through multiple law enforcement agencies a multi-jurisdictional task force has a suspect in custody in Louisiana. ♦ An indictment has been signed. ♦
No word on who the suspect is, or when he will be transferred to Mississippi. Suspect is Quinton Verdell ♦ No word yet on the charges within the indictment.
According to local Memphis News Affiliate, and now confirmed by Fox13, the local law enforcement around Panola County Mississippi have scheduled a press conference for tomorrow 10:30am (Link With Video):
MISSISSIPPI – Local 24 has learned there are new, major developments in the Jessica Chambers case.
Investigators and prosecutors tell Local 24 they will announce details of those new developments during a news conference Wednesday at 10:30 am.
The murder of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers gained national attention. Chambers was found December 6, 2014, on the side of a country road in Pope, Mississippi, outside of Batesville. (link)