The former boyfriend of murdered cheerleader Jessica Chambers was fatally shot after a dispute over a dice game.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Travis Sanford was shot and killed Friday morning in Courtland, Mississippi, Chambers’ hometown and where she found burned alive in December 2014. Sanford was Chambers’ boyfriend at the time, but was ruled out as a suspect because he was incarcerated when Chambers died.
Fox 13 reports that a suspect has been apprehended Sanford’s shooting death. Myron Ardyl Powell Jr. has reportedly been arrested and charged with the killing, which Panola County authorities reportedly said was over $700, presumably connected to a dice game the men had played all night at Sanford’s home, with his girlfriend and children present.
JUST IN: Local 24 News has learned the boyfriend of Jessica Chambers, who was murdered in 2014, was shot and killed Friday morning. 33-year-old Travis Sanford was found shot to death in Courtland, Mississippi. https://t.co/ADZjhoWxe6
— Local 24 News (@LocalMemphis) March 15, 2019
The suspect reportedly fired twice, but missed Sanford initially and shot a hole in a wall at his home. The second shot was fatal.
Chambers was 19 when she died, and had recently become friendly with Quinton Tellis, who was later arrested and tried for his murder. But both murder trials ended in a hung jury without a conviction. Tellis remains incarcerated awaiting trial for the murder of a woman in Louisiana.