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  Search Warrant: Roger Hammond Residence and Property


Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy. Det. T. Armstrong
Incident No.: 000524-27A-2001
Case Description: Melissa Hammond Homicide

Yoknapatawpha County Court

in the

State of Mississippi

In the matter of the search of:


4314 Mockingbird Road
Oxford, MS 38655

Case Number: 000524-27A-2001

To Detective Sam Murphy and any Authorized Officer of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

Affidavit(s) having been made before me by Detective Sam Murphy

who has reason to believe that on the premises known as

4314 Mockingbird Road, Oxford, MS which is a free-standing, one-story home with attached garage, shown by public record as owned by Roger A. Hammond; a 1996 Cadillac DeVille DHS automobile (VIN XXXXXXXXXXXXX) registered to Roger A. Hammond;

in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, there is now concealed a person or property, namely

Rope or cord fitting the Coroner's description of the ligature used to cause the death of Melissa Hammond, namely cotton or cotton-blend rope or cord up to 1/2" diameter of any length or similar item; a gold chain necklace and "#1 Mom" pendant; clothing stained with red wine;

and as I am satisfied that there is probable cause to believe that the person or property so described is now concealed on the person or premises above described and that grounds for application for issuance of the search warrant exist as stated in the supporting affidavit(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to search on or before March 10, 2001 (not to exceed 10 days) the person or property specified, serving this warrant and making the search in the daytime (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). If the person or property be found there seize same, leaving a copy of this warrant and receipt for the person or property taken and prepare a written inventory of the person or property seized and promptly return this warrant to US Judge or Magistrate,

At Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi

Dated this 1st day of March, 2001 at 4:00 p.m.


//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge

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