Bond denied for man accused of killing two Brookhaven police officers

Bond denied for man accused of killing two Brookhaven police officers
Suspect in Brookhaven murders has record; Source: MDOC

BROOKHAVEN, MS (WLBT) - A man who is accused of killing two Brookhaven police officers in September of 2018 was denied bond during his preliminary court hearing on Tuesday.

According to the court clerk for Judge Rodger Martin, 26-year-old Marquis Flowers was denied bond, and his case was bound over to the grand jury.

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agent Luke Harrington testified regarding charges against the suspect.

According to the Associated Press, Harrington testified that Flowers told him in an interview that “the cops were caught in my cross-fire.”

He said Flowers was already wounded from gunshots when Brookhaven Corporal Zach Moak and Patrolman James White responded to a call of gunfire that morning.

Flowers is charged with two counts of capital murder in the officers' deaths.

He's currently imprisoned at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman after his parole on other convictions was revoked.

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