Third suspect in 2014 murder taken into custody in Brundidge

Published 3:00 am Thursday, September 8, 2016

A third suspect in the shooting death 23-year-old Pryzim Thesolonnians Ransom of Brundidge on Dec. 27, 2014, was taken into custody Tuesday morning by Brundidge Police on an attempted murder warrant.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said Brian Williams, a suspect in Ransom case, was expected to turn himself in to the Brundidge Police Department soon after the September 1, arrest of two other suspects in the homicide.

“Brain Williams was in Jacksonville, Florida and we (Brundidge Police) were told that he was going to come to Brundidge and turn himself in,” Davenport said. “We were looking for him to come in several days ago but, if he didn’t come in, the U.S. Marshals were going down there and bring him back. But we got a call at the station about 9 a.m. Tuesday saying Williams was leaving Florida and coming to turn himself in.”

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Davenport said Williams came to the Brundidge Police Station later Tuesday morning with his parents and turned himself in to local police,

“Williams was arrested on a warrant for attempted murder and transported to the Pike County Jail. His bail was set at $75,000 and he made bail later in the afternoon,” Davenport said.

Jeremy Jermol Elijah Rumph, 24, and Vanquavious Ventrell Flournoy, 21,both of Brundidge were arrested by Brundidge Police and placed in the Pike County Jail on Sept. 1. Rumph and Flournoy were charged with attempted murder and held on $75,000 bonds. Both posted bail and were released, Rumph on Thursday and Flournoy on Friday.

Davenport said the investigation into the shooting death of Pryzim Ransom is ongoing.

“By no means are we through with this investigation,” he said. “We are hearing that others were involved so, the investigation will continue. The $12,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction is still out there.”

Davenport said anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the BPD at 334-735-3333.