CLINTON — East Feliciana Parish authorities released a Jackson, Miss., man Tuesday to face charges in his hometown in the fatal shooting of a gas station security guard, a spokesman for Sheriff Talmadge Bunch said.
Aaron McNair, 23, was arrested in East Feliciana Parish on July 27 on a count of driving under suspension, but Mississippi officers picked him up after obtaining warrants accusing him of capital murder and aggravated assault, parish jail Warden Ray Newman said.
McNair and two other Jackson men are accused in the slaying of security guard James McKenney on July 27 during an attempted armed robbery of a Shell Express in Jackson.
Newman said a Jackson, La., officer stopped McNair’s car after an off-duty Wilson police officer reported seeing the car run a stop sign at La. 10 and La. 19.
Police learned during the stop that McNair was driving with a suspended license and he was booked into the East Feliciana Parish Prison, Newman said.
After Jackson, Miss., police learned that McNair was a suspect in the slaying, they asked the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office to hold him until they obtained arrest warrants, Newman said.
The warden said McNair appeared before 20th Judicial District Judge George H. Ware Jr. at the jail Monday and waived extradition to face the Mississippi charges.