Biloxi man appeared in court after being charged with murder following fatal assault

Biloxi man appeared in court after being charged with murder following fatal assault
Matthew Cole Reid, 26, was arrested on Monday after police issued a warrant for second-degree murder the day prior. (Source: Biloxi Police Department)

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - An altercation Sunday night left one man dead and another in custody. On Wednesday, the suspect made his initial court appearance and is currently still being held on a $1 million bond.

The arrest of Matthew Cole Reid, 26, occurred on Monday after police issued a warrant for second-degree murder the day prior. According to Biloxi Police, Reid allegedly assaulted the victim with a metal object in the 700 block of Moni Vista Drive.

The victim suffered from life-threatening injuries and died days later.

Police said the information collected through various interviews helped them to identify Reid as the suspect. Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain originally set his bond at $1 million. Reid is still without an attorney.

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