GUILTY MS - David Cupps, 53, Vicksburg, 7 March 2011

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  1. nerosleuth

    nerosleuth Active Member

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    Escaped Convicts May Be Connected To Sunbury Man's Disappearance

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 4:08 PM
    Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:35 PM
    WBNS-10TV

    SUNBURY, Ohio — Investigators on Wednesday said two escaped prisoners could be connected to the disappearance of a Delaware County man who has not been heard from in two days.

    Police said that David Cupps was in Mississippi for work on Monday.

    Cupps, 53, who is from Sunbury, picked up his rental car but never checked into his hotel that night, investigators said.

    Investigators said they found Cupps' rental car in west Tennessee, near the city of Lexington, on Tuesday night. Cupps' brief case, suit case and laptop were found in the vehicle.

    Witnesses reported seeing two men running from the car and investigators believe that they could be Darian "Drake" Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth, who escaped from a work detail in Baton Rouge, La., on Friday afternoon.

    Wedgeworth was serving time for a 2006 armed robbery. He is described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 145 lbs., with reddish brown hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his arms, chest and abdomen.

    Pierce was serving time for attempted second degree murder. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 145 lbs. He has brown hair and eyes and tattooed fingers on his right hand.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 800-824-3463.

    http://www.10tv.com/live/content/lo...ury-missing-man-escaped-convicts.html?sid=102

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    03/08/11 -Madison County

    Search for Armed and Dangerous Fugitives
    By: ABC 7 Eyewitness News Staff
    abc7news@wbbjtv.com
    10:55 p.m.

    As of late Tuesday evening, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol were combing the area around Interstate 40 near Henderson Road and Christmasville Road/Dr. F. E. Wright Drive for two prison escapees considered armed and dangerous.

    Darian "Drake" Pierce, 33, and Ricky Wedgeworth, 36, are believed to be on foot in the area. Troopers said around 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, they attempted to pull their vehicle over. But instead of stopping, the two are accused of bailing out of their vehicle as it rolled into a ditch near mile marker 84 along westbound I-40 and running into the wooded area.

    http://www.wbbjtv.com/NewsStories/110308SearchforArmedandDangerousFugitives.html

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    Mid-South Search for Escaped Inmates

    Updated: Wednesday, 09 Mar 2011, 5:34 PM CST
    Published : Wednesday, 09 Mar 2011, 5:34 PM CST

    JACKSON, Tenn. - A manhunt is underway in West Tennessee for two dangerous fugitives from Louisiana. They walked away from a work detail Friday and the TBI says they may be hiding out in the Mid-South.

    36-year old Ricky Wedgeworth of Memphis and 33-year-old Darian "Drake" Pierce walked away from a work detail Friday. They were spotted in a stolen car on Interstate 40 in Jackson, Tennessee Tuesday night by a Tennessee Trooper, but managed to get away on foot.

    These two escapees are being investigated for yet another more recent crime. That stolen car the inmates fled from was from Vicksburg, Mississippi.

    Law enforcement suspects there may be further foul play involved after they found blood inside that stolen vehicle, and they have been unable to contact the person the car was stolen from.

    http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/tennessee/030911-mid-south-search-for-escaped-inmates

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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Oh this does not sound good...
     
  4. KaylynnCouture

    KaylynnCouture New Member

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    Not at all. :(

    Praying for you David.
     
  5. chasing.halos

    chasing.halos Where is Kyron?

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    http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wsyx_vid_9716.shtml

    'Foul Play' in Sunbury Man's Disappearance

    SUNBURY, Ohio -- A man from Sunbury, Ohio, last seen in Vicksburg, Miss., is the victim of foul play, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

    Cupps was last seen in Vicksburg, Miss., and his rental car reported found in Lexington, Tenn. -- and that's not all. Two men reportedly fled the car after a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper pulled it over during a traffic stop.

    Those two men -- 36-year-old Ricky Wedgeworth and 33-year-old Darian "Drake" Pierce -- are wanted escape inmates from Louisiana, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The trooper pulled them over late Tuesday evening near mile marker 84, along Interstate-40. Wedgeworth and Pierce managed to get away on foot.


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    Just doesn't sound good at all :(
    Sounds like a senseless car jacking.

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  6. debia55

    debia55 New Member

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  7. southern_scout

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    Oh wow! My grandmother used to live on Christmasville Road and I know that area well. Lots of places to hide out there, it's a lot of country-residential mixed with farmland.
     
  8. chasing.halos

    chasing.halos Where is Kyron?

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    Oh no.... :(

    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/03/authorities_try_to_determine_w.html

     
  9. darlin gal

    darlin gal New Member

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    Ronso New Member

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    What is with all these Ohioans getting murdered? Sunbury is close to me as well. Hate that all these murders are hitting so close to home. :(
     
  11. chasing.halos

    chasing.halos Where is Kyron?

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    RIP David :(

    Was he found at the hotel he was supposed to check in at? If so, why in the world weren't the grounds searched there by LE?
     
  12. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Police: Escapees dump carjack victim's body in Alabama

    BESSEMER, AL (WAFF) - Federal investigators confirmed an Alabama connection to the manhunt for two Louisiana escapees.

    At a Thursday afternoon news conference, investigators confirmed a body found in Bessemer is that of David Cupps

    http://www.myfoxal.com/Global/story.asp?S=14228838
     
  13. nerosleuth

    nerosleuth Active Member

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    He was supposed to check in at his hotel in Vicksburg, Mississippi. But his body was found behind a motel over in Bessemer, Alabama.

    Here is the latest update from WBNS-TV in Columbus.

    Missing Sunbury Man's Body Found In Alabama

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 5:17 PM
    Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:45 PM
    WBNS-10TV

    SUNBURY, Ohio — Investigators said on Thursday that the body of a Sunbury man was found in Alabama.

    Tennessee investigators said the body of Dave Cupps was found on Wednesday morning in Bessemer, Ala. It was positively identified on Thursday, investigators said.

    Family members of David Cupps said that they last heard from him on Monday after he traveled to Mississippi for work, but he never checked into his hotel that night and did not make his flight back to Columbus.

    A manhunt is under way in Tennessee for the men. Alerts about the case have also been issued in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

    http://www.10tv.com/live/content/lo...-sunbury-mans-body-found-alabama.html?sid=102

    Here is a news story from WVTM-TV in Birmingham, Alabama.


    Body discovered behind Bessemer hotel is linked to Louisiana escapees

    BESSEMER, Ala. — The body of a male discovered behind a Bessemer hotel is linked to escaped convicts from Louisiana.

    Ohio businessman, David Cupps, was carjacked in Mississippi on Monday.

    The Jefferson County Coroner has completed an autopsy and identity of the victim has been confirmed as 53 year David Cupps.

    The body was discovered Wednesday by a hotel guest.

    http://www2.alabamas13.com/news/201...ehind-bessemer-motel-may-be-linke-ar-1563960/
     
  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Rest in peace, David. :(
     
  15. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    Why do they have kill people when they do this? Who wouldn't give up their car and let them have it? They could have just tied him up to buy some time, and left him someplace...this is sickening...
     
  16. southern_scout

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  17. nerosleuth

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    Suspects in killing of Sunbury man appear in Tenn. court

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 02:52 AM
    Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 02:14 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Two fugitives from Louisiana who were captured in Memphis after evading authorities for 10 days made a brief court appearance today.

    Both men made initial appearances in federal court today.

    http://www.dispatch.com/live/conten...of-sunbury-man-caught-in-memphis.html?sid=101
     
  18. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From May 2013:

    http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2013/05/louisiana_inmates_sentenced_to.html

     

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