Friday, 10 January 2020 09:53

Pair Indicted in North Shelby County Murder

Jan. 10, 2020 – Two men have been indicted on first-degree murder and other charges related to the 2018 shooting death of a North Shelby County man and the wounding of a woman during an attempted robbery, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendants Beau Corder and Erick Schermerhorn, both 39, face charges of premeditated first-degree murder, first-degree murder in the commission of a felony, attempted first-degree murder, employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, attempted especially aggravated robbery, and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
The two were indicted in August of 2018, but by law the indictments remained sealed until they were in custody here. Both were arrested in Southaven, Miss., several days after 40-year-old Johnny Hamlett was shot and killed on July 28, 2018, at a residence on Benjestown Road in Northaven.
A 42-year-old woman was shot several times, but was able to drive to a fire station for help.
Corder has been in Shelby County custody since October of 2018 when he was returned from Mississippi. Schermerhorn was booked into the Shelby County Jail this week after being transferred from a federal prison in South Carolina where he had been held on gun charges.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Stephanie Johnson.