Three Charged in Jan. 3 Death

By: Aisha Greer
By: Aisha Greer

The Clarke County Sheriff's Department made three arrests Thursday in the shooting death of 17-year-old Cedric Chambliss of Meridian. Chambliss' body was found in a vehicle near the Clarke County line.

"We feel confident that these three individuals acted alone in the case. From after the first couple of weeks, we suspected these people," said Sheriff Todd Kemp.

Clinton Scott McNeil, 26, nicknamed "Hands of Steel", of Meridian, along with his brother, David Bradley McNeil, 28, nicknamed "Irish Bull", of Meridian, along with his girlfriend, Regina Arlene Fuller-Johnson, 35, of Quitman were arrested for allegedly killing Chambliss.

Clinton McNeil has been charged with capital murder, while both David McNeil and Fuller-Johnson were charged as accessories after the fact.

Sheriff Kemp says Chambliss' body was found in his Grand Prix, within 100 yards of the McNeil’s parents' house in the Basic community.

"We believe in close proximity as to where the body was found, that is where the subject was killed," said Kemp. "It has been a long process and we have worked tireless hours on this."

If convicted of capital murder, Clinton McNeil could face the death penalty.

David McNeil and Regina Fuller Johnson face a life sentence if convicted.

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