June 21, 2024

Tunica County man charged in quadruple homicide

Therese Apel

Tunica County Sheriff’s Office has issued arrest warrants for 20-year-old Monterrius Woods of Tunica.

Woods has been charged with the shooting death of Steven Burts, 23, of Dundee; Tednequa Moore, 25, of Robinsonville; Moore’s unborn child; and the death of Deshun Isabell, 24, of Tunica, who died with injuries sustained from the car crash that occurred on Friday, November 10, 2023, on Casino Center Boulevard located in Robinsonville.

Monterrius Woods has been charged with:
• 4 counts of Capital Murder
• 4 counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Crime
• 1 count of Drive by Shooting
• 1 count Shooting into a Motor Vehicle

Woods is currently in custody of the DeSoto County Jail on unrelated charges. For more information visit https://www.desotocountyms.gov/225/Adult-Detention-Facility jail docket.

Capital Murder [Miss. Code Section 97-3-19(1) & (2) (j)] is punishable by life in prison or the death penalty.

There will be additional charges forthcoming, and more arrests made for the investigation related to the November 10, 2023, quadruple homicide. This investigation is active and ongoing. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact TCSO at 662-363-1411. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers at 662-910-0400. Any information leading to an arrest can pay up to $1,000.00.

Tunica County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this investigation: Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives), Mississippi Highway Patrol Crime Scene Unit, and the Mississippi Highway Patrol Reconstruction Team.

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