Tunica Resorts, Mississippi ~ On Thursday, April 05, 2012 at approximately 5:52 a.m., the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a call on its administrative line from Hollywood Casino & Hotel in reference to a disturbance in one of their hotel rooms.Upon the arrival of the deputies, Hollywood Casino & Hotel Security escorted the officers to Room #139. While attempting to make contact with the occupants, deputies secured the room from the outside. At this time, an unknown male subject jumped through the glass window and was tasered and detained by the Sheriff’s Office.
After detaining the male subject, deputies observed a female subject on the floor of the hotel room. Deputies and Security immediately gained entry to the room and found the female to be unresponsive. Pafford Ambulance Service and North Tunica Fire Department & First Responders administered medical attention to both the male and female subject.
The male subject was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto and being detained pending charges. The female subject was pronounced dead on scene by the coroner.
The female victim has been identified as 25-year old Brandi Nicole Floyd of Collierville, Tennessee.
The suspect has been identified as 34-year old Nathaniel Yates III, also of Collierville, Tennessee.
This incident is currently being investigated by the Tunica County Criminal Investigation Division. More information will follow when details become available.
Brandi Nicole Floyd
Nathaniel Yates III
/r/ K.C. Hamp, Sr. ~ Sheriff