Rewards offered to solve crimes
Jan 11, 2013 | 1658 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Three years after the stabbing death of Shedrick Peter Stout of Mound Bayou, the family is now offering a $2,000 reward in addition to the Cleveland-Bolivar County Crime Stoppers reward for any more information on the crime that occurred at Stout's residence on Dec. 31, 2009.

Also, the family of Gregory Johnson II is offering a $1,000 reward in addition to the Crime Stoppers reward for any more information regarding his shooting death on Nov. 1, 2012, at J. Y. Trice Apartments in Rosedale.

The Johnson family made an official plea for help with the crime this morning in Rosedale.

The Bolivar Commercial will have more on this announcement in Sunday's edition.

Johnson was discovered shot in the front seat of his vehicle after it had run into a wall of an apartment building.

In 2009, Peter Stout was found in his home with multiple stab wounds to his chest and legs. However, there were no signs of forced entry into the house.

According to then Mound Bayou Police Chief Simon Bush at the time of the murder, "Stout had called and said he needed an ambulance, that he had been stabbed."

Bush said when officers arrived on scene he was dead.

For some time after the murder, the police had a person of interest in the case. Nothing came of the lead and the case was eventually turned over to the Bolivar County Sheriff's Department.

"The case is not closed but due to resources and case load we've had to focus on other cases," said Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams in a recent interview.

Joseph Stout, Peter's brother, said he has heard rumors and gossip that gives him the impression his brother's murder could be solved if the right person would come forward.

To provide information on either of these cases, or any case, contact the Bolivar County Sheriff's Department at 662-843-5378 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

CrimeStoppers takes anonymous tips on crimes. A caller is given an id number and if the caller's information leads to an arrest or conviction, that person could receive a cash reward from CrimeStoppers.