A Columbus man charged with murder and aggravated assault has received a $300,000 bond.
Quinton Latrance Erby, 24, of No. 39 Christopher Dr., made his initial appearance before Justice Court Judge Chris Hemphill on Thursday morning. Erby received a bond of $250,000 for the murder charge and $50,000 for the aggravated assault charge. Investigators allege Erby is one of two men responsible for a weekend shooting that killed 24-year-old Joshua Richardson and injured 22-year-old Tevin Harris.
The shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Cherry and Peach streets. Police responded and found an injured Harris. Richardson’s body was found hours later by his family in nearby bushes.
According to CPD Capt. Brent Swan, Erby fled the scene but was arrested a short time later. He was on probation at the time of his Saturday morning arrest for an armed robbery conviction. He was charged with the murder while in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center. Despite receiving parole, Erby has a hold on issued by the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Swan said. He is currently in the custody of the detention center.
Devonte Jones, 20, has also been arrested for his role in the incident. He was released Monday from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center on a $60,000 bond, according to jail records.
Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.