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2 Men are Dead and 3 Men are behind bars after a Shooting in Morganfield Friday.

2 Men are Dead and 3 Men are behind bars after a Shooting in Morganfield Friday.

Bill Stephens

January 23rd, 2017


Two men are dead and three are behind bars following a shooting in Morganfield Late Friday Afternoon.

Caesarea “Chazzy” Rapier 33 and George Black Jr. 28 both of Morganfield were shot and killed at a home on West O’Bannon Street around 4pm Friday.

Following the shooting 3 suspects led KSP on a high speed chase finally ending near South Heights Elementary School in Henderson. Two of the suspects were apprehended and 1 suspect fled on foot. Early Saturday morning the third suspect was arrested by the Henderson Police Department.

Deputies from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department served Joevionte Simms (20), Clarence Smith III (19) both of Illinois and Keyontae McGuire (21) of Morganfield a Union County Warrant of Arrest for 2 Counts of Murder (Capital Offense).

Simms was also charged with Fleeing and Evading Police, 1st Degree (on Foot), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree-Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest. Simms is due in Court Tuesday Morning January 24th at 9:00AM for the Charges except Murder.

Smith was also charged with Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree-Police Officer, Speeding 26MPH or > Speed Limit, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Fleeing or Evading Police 1ST Degree (on Foot), Failure to improper signal, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, Disregarding Traffic Control Device-Traffic Light, and Possession of Marijuana. Smith will appear in court for all the charges except for Murder, Monday Jan 23rd at 1:30PM.

McGuire is also charged with Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree, Probation Violation (For Technical Violation), Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (on Foot). McGuire will appear in Court Tuesday January 24th at 9:00AM for all the charges except for Murder. All 3 Suspects are being held at Henderson County Detention Center on a No Bond.

A Candlelight vigil for the victims and their families is being held Tuesday Jan 24th at 6pm at Bowman Chapel Church on West O’Bannon Street in Moganfield. Please bring your own candles.

Joevionte Simms
J. Simms 1-21-17 Arrest

Clarence Smith III
C. Smith 1-21-17 Arrest

Keyontae McGuire
K. McGuire 1-21-17

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