Meridian Star

May 15, 2013

Purvis man faces murder charge


Associated Press

PURVIS, Miss. —

A 36-year-old Purvis man has been charged with murder and first-degree arson following a fatal house fire Monday night.
 
Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel tells The Hattiesburg American (http://hatne.ws/12aDOm1 ) Timothy Taylor was taken into custody for investigation on suspicion of arson. He says Taylor was picked up in Purvis late Monday night, charged with arson after his arrest, then with murder on Tuesday.
 
Emergency Management Director James Smith says after the fire was put out, they found human remains inside the home.
 
Rigel says the cause of death and a confirmed identity on the victim are both unknown pending autopsy.
 
He said Lamar County Justice Court Judge Bill Anderson denied bond on both charges. Taylor is being held in the Lamar County Jail.
 
It was unclear whether he has an attorney.