Waveland man jailed for sexual battery
By Dwayne Bremer
Feb 25, 2014, 18:51
A Waveland man who was arrested for an alleged robbery in December now faces additional charges including robbery and sexual assault from a second, unrelated victim, authorities said Tuesday.
According to a press release from the Waveland Police Department, Montrell L. McPherson, 21, of Waveland, was charged last week with robbery and sexual battery stemming from an incident on Dec. 14, 2013.
McPherson was first arrested on Dec. 21 in connection with a separate robbery.
Police said in December that McPherson offered to take a woman shopping, then allegedly robbed her of $800.
At the time of that arrest, McPherson was on probation for a 2011 burglary conviction.
After the December arrest, McPherson's probation was revoked and he was transported to the MDOC facility in Greene County to serve the remainder of his sentence.
WPD Detective Eddie Peterson said Monday that when McPherson was transported to MDOC, Waveland placed a hold on him for the original robbery and because it was investigating additional allegations from the second victim.
When McPherson was released from George County last week, Waveland police took him into custody and served the two warrants on the new case, Peterson said.
According to police, the woman said that on Dec. 14, 2013, McPherson unexpectedly showed up at her place of employment in Diamondhead and asked her for a ride home.
The alleged victim--a 28-year-old woman--knew McPherson through mutual friends, Peterson said.
During the ride home, Peterson said, McPherson allegedly told the woman that he had a weapon and demanded she draw money out of her bank account.
McPherson then forced her to drive to a location on the beach, where he sexually assaulted her, Peterson said.
Waveland Municipal Judge Preston Mauffray last week set a $70,000 bond on McPherson and Peterson said police will be seek to have his previous bond of $30,000 on the unrelated robbery revoked.