Pine Bluff man will be held with no bond for capital murder


By Ray King

A 22-year-old Pine Bluff man who turned himself in to police Monday allegedly admitted firing shots from a vehicle Sunday and killing another man.

Following a court hearing Wednesday, Dateron Morris will be held without bond after Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney ruled prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with capital murder and with discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

Morris is accused of killing Jmarcus Giles, 25, on the parking lot of the Cottonwood Apartments at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

During the court hearing, Deputy Prosecutor Shana Alexander said when police arrived at the scene, they found Giles near his vehicle and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Corey Wilfong reported that Little Rock Police located Davis and he gave a statement saying that Giles had taken the gun away from Morris and pointed it at Morris who got back into his vehicle and got another gun, then fired it while driving away.

Morris said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court Nov. 30.