An Oktibbeha County grand jury has indicted a Starkville man charged for second-degree murder in the September death of a Weir woman, according to circuit court documents.
Joseph Gibson was initially charged with manslaughter after Kimberly Belk, 40, was found dead on Townsend Road in the Rockhill community north of Starkville. He was also indicted on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.
Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt said at the time that Belk likely died of multi-system trauma after she was hit by a car. A resident of the sparsely populated area was out for a walk around 6 a.m. and found Belk’s body on the side of the gravel road.
A grand jury also indicted a man accused of a June 2019 shooting at McKee Park. Cedric Splounge was arrested for aggravated assault after reportedly shooting a man in the leg near the basketball courts while recreational league baseball games were going on at the park.
Splounge’s younger brother, Kentravious Splounge, was charged with accessory after the fact, or helping Cedric attempt to avoid arrest.
The Starkville Police Department at the time said it would increase its patrols through city parks.
Other indictments included:
■ Jamarcus Tucker, 18, child molestation. He was arrested in May 2019 for allegedly inappropriately touching a female who was 14 at the time; and
■ Matthew Tyler Davis of Tupelo, kidnapping, burglary and aggravated assault domestic violence. He reportedly broke into a house, attempted to strangle a female victim and brought her from Starkville to Tupelo against her will in March 2019.