Stabbing Incident Investigated

Leslie Henderson, Jr. said his 28-year-old son, Leslie Henderson III, also known as Trey, was stabbed in the head around 7:00 p.m. Friday and beaten with a bat.

"They told me they robbed him," said the elder Henderson. "I don't know whether it's bad blood. I don't have any idea. Like I said, I've heard 50 different tales and who knows what's right?"

Investigators agreed.

“At the present time we don't know a motive," said Neshoba County Sheriff Larry Myers. "We weren't called to the crime scene. He was transported by a private car, so therefore we didn't go to the crime scene that night. We don't know what happened that night at the house."

The incident happened at a house on Highway 491 near the Bogue Chitto community. Sheriff Myers said there was at least one witness.

Monday morning James Mark Hancock turned himself in to authorities. Later in the day Jamie Able did also. Both men who are from Neshoba County are in their 20s and facing aggravated assault charges. If found guilty, both could face up to 20 years in prison.

"Right now it appears that these were the only two that had the altercation with Mr. Henderson," said Myers.

At last check, Henderson, who is from Preston, remained in stable but guarded condition at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.