Man indicted in August murder

Published 12:06 am Sunday, December 7, 2008

A grand jury has indicted a Natchez man on charges of murder.

Eighteen-year-old Jordan Bates was indicted Wednesday for his role in a murder that occurred Aug. 12.

In that incident police said Bates allegedly shot 24-year-old Charvius Martin in the back of the head as Martin, Bates and another man drove through the Roselawn subdivision.

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Natchez Police Sgt. Craig Godbold said he believes Bates to be the only shooter in the case.

However, a third man, Erik Hutchins, was also arrested in relation to the case.

He was charged with tampering with evidence.