ENID LAKE – A 64-year old man was killed at Wallace Creek Campground at Enid Lake last Thursday, Sept. 28. Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark reported David Young was fatally shot inside a camper. Authorities were dispatched at 6:24 p.m. after the shooter called 911 stating that she had shot her boyfriend in the head.
Yalobusha County Sheriff Jerimaine Gooch reported that Dorris Charlebois was taken into custody at the scene and has been charged with first degree murder. He also stated that Young and Charlebois had been living in the camper moving from campground to campground. Young was originally from the state of Washington. Charlebois is from the Hernando area.
Authorities believe heavy alcohol consumption was a contributing factor in the shooting.
“There were no signs of a struggle,” Gooch said. “We are still trying to determine a motive. This remains an active investigation.”
The sheriff also reported that Charlebois provided a statement to deputies indicating that she had pulled the trigger. She remains in custody at the Yalobusha County Detention Center.
Other agencies responding to the campground Thursday included the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Yalobusha EMS.
Last week’s homicide was the fifth in the county this year. West Memphis teen Fredarrious Wilson was shot numerous times in the Holly Springs National Forest on March 5, 2023. Devin Smith, Bralin Jackson, Alicia Jackson and Brandon Jackson, all of Coffeeville, were charged with first degree murder. A court date has not been set as the cases have not been presented to a grand jury. The cases are expected to be presented to a grand jury in December.
The second murder recorded in the county this year was on March 30 when Chauncey Armstrong was gunned down in Coffeeville. Lakedrick Spearman, Zavion Spearman and Anthony Spearman were arrested and charged with murder. A court date has not been set as the case has not been presented to a grand jury.
The third homicide in the county this year remains under investigation after the body of an Oxford man was discovered on County Road 214 near the Water Valley Municipal Airport on March 22. Curtis Vaughn, 32, of Oxford had been reported missing on March 21. Authorities reported that Vaughn was shot and his body was likely dropped off. The location of the murder has not been determined.
The fourth homicide was last month after a Water Valley man was shot multiple times by a teenager last month. Jarion Jones, 20, was killed inside a residence on Stephens Street. Seventeen year-old Ja’Quin Telford surrendered to authorites four days later. Telford has also been charged with murder.