On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Cortez Bass, 17, of Tunica appeared before a Justice Court Judge for an initial appearance hearing. Bass was charged with the murder of a 17 year old juvenile on Monday in the New Subdivision.
On Monday, sheriff deputies responded to Beatline Road & Cotton Street in reference to a reported shooting. Upon deputies’ arrival, the 17 year old victim was found near the entrance of Cottonland Villa with a gunshot wound. Deputies located the suspect, Cortez Bass, at 1185 Cotton Street. Bass was immediately taken into custody and transported to the Tunica County Detention Facility where he remains in custody.
Bass is also being charged with cyberstalking. His bond was set at $1,000,000.
The Criminal Investigation Division is still investigating this incident. If you have any information, please call the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 363-1411.
/r/C. Davis, Cmdr.