MPD chief: We got a break in the case last week

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Two suspects have been arrested in Killeen, Tex., for the fatal shooting of Robert Trout, 52, and the wounding of three other people at Frank's Drive-In Oct. 16.

Donshay Meundre Sanders and Dystiny Davis were apprehended Tuesday morning as law enforcement acted on a tip.

Sanders and Davis are charged with capital murder, armed robbery and three counts of attempted murder.

"Subjects had firearms, and they injured three individuals and a fourth individual died as a result of a gunshot wound," said Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose.

Dubose says his officers didn't have much to go on in the days after the shooting. Since then, he says it has been all hands on deck. Investigators in the gang unit worked with the entire division, including supervisors, to piece together what happened.

"They were hot and heavy on the street, asking questions, getting some good answers and finally were able to put this together," Dubose said.

A break in the case came last week. Chief Dubose says detectives were able to name Sanders and Davis as their suspects. Sanders is originally from Meridian and had moved to Texas. He was in a relationship with Davis, and the two were visiting Meridian at the time of the shooting.

"We contacted the U.S. Marshals in Killeen, Tex., with the possible location of these suspects," said Dubose.

SWAT officers took the two into custody about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

"It's unfortunate that it happened, but I am pleased we were able to bring it to the point it is now," the chief said.

Dubose says the investigation isn't over yet. Sanders and Davis still have to be extradited and questioned.


Meundre Donshay Sanders (Source: Bell County, Tex., Sheriff's Office)
Dystiny Davis (Source: Bell County, Tex., Sheriff's Office)