Monday night around 11pm in Philadelphia, MS, Police officers responded to call at 305 Pearl Street (Pearl St apartments) where a male subject was being assaulted with a bat. Officers found a male victim lying face down with no movement. The victim was rushed to Neshoba ER where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The victim was identified as 65 year old Milton Prince of Philadelphia.
While on the scene an officer learned that Cortez Davis (29 of Philadelphia) and Milton were engaged in an argument prior to the assault and determined that Davis assaulted Milton with the bat which lead to to his death. Davis was taken into custody at the scene and was transported to the Winston county jail. He has since been charged with 1st degree murder. Bond has not been set at this time.