By Floyd Ingram
OKOLONA – A woman is dead and her nephew is in custody and facing murder charges following a family dispute that ended in a shooting and standoff with authorities Monday afternoon.
The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call on Highway 41 north of Okolona at 5:04 p.m. Monday and found Lisa McCamey, 53, of Okolona, dead at the scene from several gunshot wounds.
“Jeremy McCamey, also of Okolona and a nephew of Lisa McCamey was developed as a suspect and had fled the scene,” said Chickasaw County Chief Deputy James Meyers. “He left telling everyone he would kill law enforcement or anybody else if they tried to apprehend him.”
Meyers said Jeremy McCamey was later located at a home on County Road 135.
A SWAT Team out of Tupelo was called in, the house surrounded and a standoff began.
“We were able to talk him out of the house and recovered two guns inside,” said Meyers. “Mr. McCamey was placed in the Chickasaw County Jail and will be arraigned on murder charges today.”
Meyers said authorities are continuing their investigation.
“Apparently there had been a family dispute, and they said he went to his truck and retrieved a pistol,” said Meyers. “The dispute apparently had been going on for two or three days.”
This is the first homicide in Chickasaw County this year, with the last being the stabbing death of John L.Wofford in Woodland in August 2013. Brecker Johnson plead guilty to manslaughter in that case and was sentenced to 20 years as a habitual offender with no opportunity for parole.