Third Arrest Made in Porterville Shooting

A third arrest has been made in a murder case in Kemper County.

20-year-old David Davidson turned himself in to authorities Wednesday.

Davidson is accused in connection with the Mar. 27 shooting death of Joseph McNeil at his home in Porterville.

"Accessory after the fact of armed robbery, at this time, and possibly more charges later are pending," said chief investigator Robert Joyner. "That's pending the outcome of the investigation."

An initial appearance for Davidson is expected to be held soon. Authorities say no other arrests are expected.


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  • by freebird Location: ms delta on Apr 20, 2010 at 07:09 AM
    why is the Alexander guy who is directly charged being shown in what looks like a school pic from 20 years ago? why not show him to all the prospective jury members in a little jail house orange? is he any different?
  • by Anonymous Location: Kemper County on Apr 19, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    Why should'nt David be plastered all over news, in his orange jump suit? Is he different than anyone else charged in a crime like this? Because, he is such a good person? Sorry, he is no different than anyone else in his situation!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2010 at 04:44 AM
    Why should David be treated any different than anyone else who is arrested? Anyone arrested for those kinds of crimes pictures are on news & in paper? Gas money my foot!
  • by army11b Location: ft benning,GA on Apr 16, 2010 at 03:57 PM
    I know david personally. He is no criminal.He gave me rides when I had no ride. Yeah, he gave those guys a ride, for some gas money, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. As far as plastering his face all over the ___ ____ news in a orange jump suit, what happened to justice? What happened to innocent until proven guilty?Or maybe the world has come to guilty until proven innocent? Well david, my brother, stay strong.HOOAH!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Kemper on Apr 16, 2010 at 02:09 PM
    I live in Kemper County. His family knows what shot him. The other guy lived. He knows what shot him. People talk. Kemper small place, everyone knows everyone. Not many secrets around here.
  • by freebird Location: ms delta on Apr 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM
    How did you come to know that a rifle was used? I can't seem to see where that info has been released in a public forum? Seems to me, that you may know more than you are saying.
  • by Anonymous Location: Kemper Co. on Apr 15, 2010 at 08:22 AM
    Joyner is not the sheriff. Do your homework, before speaking. He is the investigator. How did such a good, good guy, end up knowing these guys he gave a ride to? Did he not see the gun they had, when they got in? Kind of hard to hide a rifle. Did he also not notice, when he pulled off to ditch that rifle? No one has found guilty already. But, seems to be more to it than you are saying. Maybe thats his story & he is sticking to it? I would too!
  • by Anonymous Location: The Delta on Apr 15, 2010 at 07:39 AM
    I commented earlier on this, but I would also like to add that this young man's picture in his orange prison jumpsuit has been plastered everywhere and he was not very closely connected in the crime. The man actually accused of the murder's picture has been shown seldomly and he was in his street clothes. This could effect the outcome of the jury's decision could it not? The accused murderer's picture looks like a high school picture of him, and this young man's portrays him as a criminal already. They should have done them the same way and not treat one any different than the other's not to mention I heard Davidson's name on the local radio 2 1/2 hours away. I had to do some research to find out anything about the other men, tell me how fair this is? Anyone else notice all of this?
  • by Anonymous Location: The Delta on Apr 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    I know David VERY well. He's ALWAYS been a good guy. He would NEVER hurt anyone. I know people may say this about alot of people but David is TRULY a good guy. If he would have known that that guy was going to hurt McNeil, David would not have put himself in that situation. He was simply at the wrong place, at the wrong time. The law is just NOT fair. Innocent until proven guilty? I think they skipped that lesson in Kemper County. No one cares how "good" of a sheriff Joyner is. He's OBVIOUSLY not too good. I mean....OBVIOUSLY. They should not be treating David like a criminal. Maybe the judge will understand since nobody can count on the Sheriff.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 at 07:04 AM
    I totally agree. I know this guy personally, and as long as I've known him he's always been willing ot help others. He is being cut down and treated as if he's already been convicted. I thought it was "innocent until proven guilty," but obviously in Kemper County that is not the case. At least he turned himself in unlike other people who commit crimes and run like the cowards they are. Hopefully, in the end, they see the truth of the matter in what happened.
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