Fugitive known as ‘Cornbread’ now in custody in Jones Co.

Shane "Cornbread" Poole makes his initial appearance.
Shane "Cornbread" Poole makes his initial appearance.(wdam)
Published: Dec. 11, 2022 at 10:37 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 12, 2022 at 6:36 PM CST
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ELLISVILLE, Miss. (WDAM) - After a manhunt of more than a week, Stephen Shane “Cornbread” Poole was in the custody of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department Sunday night.

Poole is being charged with aggravated assault in connection with the Dec. 3 shooting of William Parker. His bond was set at $50,000 during his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court on Monday.

JCSD said more charges could be pending.

Poole was captured Sunday night in the area where Parker was shot eight days ago on Job R. Lane near Moselle.

Poole was hiding in a camper trailer on Job R. Road near Moselle after being transported by Willie “Peewee” Carter from a residence on Oilwell Road in Ovett where he had been hiding out.

Carter also was arrested Sunday and charged with hindering prosecution. He was released Monday afternoon from the Jones County Adult Detention Facility. A grand jury will review his case in early 2023.

Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin thanked Forrest County Sheriff Charlie Sims and his staff for providing critical information one of their agents received on the whereabouts of Poole, and for providing assistance in the arrests of Carter and Poole.

Sheriff Berlin adds, “the apprehension of cornbread was made by our Sgt. Derick Knight who’s a canine handler for the sheriff’s department and his partner Oblix. When they arrived at the location on Job R Lane, Mr. Poole refused to give himself up so Oblix went in there and took a bite out of cornbread.”

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