PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) - A man is dead after a fight at a Wendy’s restaurant in Pearl.
Rankin County Coroner David Ruth identified the victim as 25-year-old Herbert Redmond of Jackson.
42-year-old Jackson man Edward De Lawrence McWilliams was arrested and charged with murder. His court date will be February 25th.
Greg Flynn, Public Information Officer with the City of Pearl, said the man was stabbed after a fight with his coworker in the kitchen of the Wendy’s restaurant on Pearson Road.
Pearl Police officers were called to the restaurant just before 8:30 p.m. Redmond had been stabbed in the neck and died at the scene.
McWilliams was taken into custody and the knife was recovered at the restaurant.
He is now being held in the Rankin County Detention Center without bond.
McWilliams is a convicted felon who served time in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for armed robbery and manslaughter.
Officials said that customers were inside the building at the time.
No other injuries were reported.
This case is being turned over to Rankin County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett for prosecution.