Brundidge suspect given chance to surrender

Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 3, 2016


Two suspects in the Dec. 27, 2014, shooting death of 23-year old Pryzim Thesolonnians Ransom of Brundidge were arrested Thursday and charged with attempted murder. Both were place in the Pike County Jail and held on $75,000 bonds.

Jeremy Jermol Elijah Rumph, 24, of Brundidge posted bail on Thursday and Vanquavious Ventrell Flournoy, 21, also of Brundidge posted bail on Friday.  Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said a third suspect, Brian Williams of Jacksonville, Fla., is expected to turn himself in to the Brundidge Police Department in the next couple of days.

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“We’re giving him time to turn himself in but, if he doesn’t come in a day or two, we’ll notify the U.S. Marshals and they’ll go get him,” Davenport said on Friday. Davenport said the charges of attempted murder stem from the intent of the crime. “We know there were three shooters and somebody got killed and two others were shot. What we don’t know are the intentions of the shooters,” Davenport said. “And, there could be other shooters. It was rumored that there were more than three shooters. The crime is still under investigation. We are not through with this investigation.” Davenport said three weapons were recovered at the scene that lead to the arrests. The Brundidge police chief said the arrests will bring some measurer of closure to Ransom’s family and that is satisfying.  “But make this clear,” Davenport said. “Our main goal is to enforce the law. We want to make sure justice is done. We want to know who killed this young man, and why it was done.”

Davenport said there are those who know one side of the incident and those who know another side.

“And, there are some that know both sides,” he said. “The City of Brundidge, the state and Crime Stoppers offered a reward of $12,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction but no one came forward. But we have two men charged in the case and the third should be charged soon. We are continuing the investigation. We want to make sure that nobody involved gets away.”