Skip to comments.Boyfriend indicted in Jessica Chambers case
Posted on 02/24/2016 6:17:18 AM PST by IChing
A Panola County native suspected in another homicide has been indicted in the December 2014 burning death of Courtland teen Jessica Chambers.
Quinton Tellis, 27, originally of Courtland, was indicted on capital murder charges by a special grand jury in Panola County as he sat in the Ouachita Parish Jail in Monroe, La., where he is being held in the August death of a University of Louisiana-Monroe exchange student.
Tellis is believed to have been the last person with Chambers the night she was killed. The two had a relationship in the weeks leading up to her death, officials said.
Chambers and Tellis were eight years apart in age. They grew up in the same neighborhood and had gone to South Panola High School.
Further details of their relationship were not public prior to the Tuesday press conference.
Tellis was living in Monroe with a new wife when Monroe police arrested him in the stabbing death of Meing-Chen Hsiao, 34, of Taiwan. Hsiao had been missing for more than a week when her body was found Aug. 8 in her apartment.
Police said Hsiao's homicide appeared to be very personal.
Tellis has not been charged with her slaying, but according to jail records, he has been charged with three counts of unauthorized use of an access card and one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
The police report says Tellis used a Chase Bank debit card belonging to Hsiao about 11 p.m. Aug. 7. On that transaction, he withdrew $.07. When it was used again Aug. 18, it was allegedly used at 10:35 p.m. for $500 and again at 3:04 a.m. for another $500. Police said he admitted to using the debit card on all three occasions. They added there were ATM surveillance photos of him using the card.
Authorities found a quarter-pound of marijuana in a bedroom of his house, packaged for sale.
Tellis' Facebook page indicates he married his fiancee on or around the day Hsiao's body was found.
MDOC records show he was sentenced to five years in prison in January 2010 for residential burglary. He was released on probation in August 2010, but his probation was subsequently revoked. He was sentenced again in December 2011 for residential burglary.
He was also sentenced to three years in February 2012 for residential burglary. He was released on probation in October 2014 and absconded supervision in August.
In May 2011, he had a case for simple assault and domestic violence-simple dismissed after his accusers failed to appear to prosecute. He had pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbance of a family, records show.
In July 2011, he was referred to the grand jury for burglary and grand larceny.
While he was incarcerated, MDOC records show various violations, including refusing to work, and staff said he made threatening statements toward them in 2014.
Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/crime/article62087742.html#storylink=cpy
If he did do it, I pray that the authorities actually have the goods on him to convict, and that the case doesn't have any holes in it for him to wiggle through.
We knew he was guilty from the start.
The problem was that his gang has such a tight and violent control of the community, nobody would talk.
This from documentaries last year.
Actually, this guy is not the same ex-bf who had been on our radar(the one who had moved to Iowa and who the authorities had ruled out early on, despite his also being a criminal thug)....this indicted suspect is a different thug. She was rumored to have been involved with someone local, but we couldn’t figure out who at the time....
FBI stats are startling. Black women raped or assaulted by white men is nearly a statistical zero. Shall I point out the obvious inverse?
Wait What? That animal was her boyfriend? What the hell.
My children play sports against the local high school in Chambers’ are, South Panola. My kids were in band and they are advised to stay together when they play there. Bunch of thugs throughout the whole area. this comes down to Jessica’s parents especially her father that he let her run with these thugs.
That’s what I was going to say. Everyone knew it was the boyfriend from the beginning.
"Tellis is believed to have been the last person with Chambers the night she was killed. The two had a relationship in the weeks leading up to her death, officials said."
I guess we all play with fire when we’re young in one way or another. Too bad this girl got burned so badly.
I’m actually pinching myself, this is so huge, I can’t believe this has finally come to having a suspect in custody and indicted....!!
Because they want the Bad Boy instead of a reasonably intelligent, hard working person regardless of skin color, I know, I saw it many times living in Hampton Roads, VA, and I see it up here now in D.C. half the reason this area sucks.
These young girls have no problem dating these thugs with a criminal record a mile long, including violent offenders. It just can’t happen to them can it?
Certain behaviors put your life in danger of becoming a victim of homicide.. Dating a “gangsta” ranks at the top of the list.
This is so horrible
Not exactly. See comment #3.
I think we have reached peak virtue signaling. It’s the ultimate: “Look at me, I’m NOT a racist.” For those who didn’t get enough by voting for Obama.
Let her run with thugs?
Ther was a lot going on that her Dad didn’t know about until after she was murdered.
Seems ever since OJ, it's become, believe it or not, the "trendy" thing for many young, impressionable/dopey, shameless girls to do. We see it everywhere today.
It doesn’t seem like the police have strong evidence on him in either murder.
In the case of Miss Hsiao, he is only being charged with criminal use of her debit card. He knew the PIN, which means he either frightened/tortured it out of Miss Hsiao, or he knew the person who did.
And in Jessica Chambers’ case, if the police had good evidence, they would have charged him long ago.
I am actually more perturbed about the death of Miss Hsiao. Jessica Chambers chose to have a series of relationships with drug-dealing criminals. Lie down with dogs, get up dead. Harsh, and she didn’t deserve to die for it, and I hope whoever killed her in such a horrible way is tried, found guilty, and receives full punishment.
Miss Hsiao’s murder is being forgotten because it wasn’t so dramatic, because she doesn’t have family or close friends here, but there is no indication that she was associating with criminals and taking that kind of risk.
I know this very devout Christian woman that’s gone through a divorce. Her 15 year old girl has moved in with her dad and has been posting pictures of herself with trash like this guy on FaceBook.
What are they thinking?
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