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Sheriff: Shooting evidence will be turned over to grand jury

By By Steve Gillespie / staff writer
Oct. 7, 2003
Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie said Monday that evidence in Sunday's shooting death of Robbin Morgan, 46, of 2770 Paulding Road, will be turned over next month to a Lauderdale County grand jury.
Sollie said an autopsy is scheduled for later this week at the state mortuary in Pearl. He said his office will continue collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses in the meantime.
The shooting happened Sunday at about 1:45 a.m., when deputies responded to Morgan's home near the Lost Gap community. Andy Barry, owner of the home that Morgan rented, called 911 and reported that Morgan had been shot.
Deputy Coroner Clayton Cobler said Morgan was shot once through the left, upper chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Based on the investigation so far, Sollie said, at least two people went to Barry's motor home after an altercation with Morgan Tammy White, who was living with Morgan, and Barbara Edwards, who was renting a room in the house.
Barry's motor home was parked on the property about 25 yards from the house.
Sollie said White was treated at a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries that included bone fractures.
Maj. Ward Calhoun of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department said deputies responded to two domestic dispute calls at Morgan's house in August, but no arrests had resulted.
The sheriff added that Morgan was delayed, but followed the women to Barry's motor home and was shot outside of Barry's residence while allegedly trying to get inside.