Court date pending for Pelham triple murder suspectPublished 1:55pm Thursday, February 21, 2013
By NEAL WAGNER / City Editorflying
No court date has been set yet for a man charged with killing three men in a house in Pelham’s Chandalar subdivision.
Jon Ingram Staggs Jr., was arrested by the Pelham Police Department in September 2012 and charged with three counts of capital murder and one count of burglary.
In November 2012, Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves said Staggs likely would not appear in court until at least February. As of Feb. 21, no court date had been set for Staggs, according to court documents.
Staggs has been charged with killing 19-year-old Simeon Gilmore, 22-year-old Joshua Smith and 22-year-old Casey Cumberland at Smith’s residence in the 2400 block of Chandabrook Drive in Pelham’s Chandalar subdivision.
He is being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond, and was indicted on the charges on Sept. 14, according to court documents.
Shelby County District Attorney Robby Owens said the capital murder charges came because two or more people died in the incident, and because Staggs also was charged with allegedly burglarizing Smith’s house during the incident.
Staggs is being represented by Jasper attorney Herbie Brewer.