Man indicted for shooting victim in head then stealing his shoes

Published 8:57 am Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A Mississippi man has been indicted on two, unrelated cases including murdering a man and stealing the victim’s Nike shoes and $5 in cash.

A Warren County grand jury has handed down indictments against James Robert Reynolds, 31, 1501 Military Ave., with murder in the Jan. 20, 2018, shooting death of Eddie Burns, whose body was found Jan. 21 in a grassy area between railroad tracks and Bonelli Street.

Reynolds was arrested Jan. 24 and charged in the death.

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Reynolds is accused of shooting Burns in the head and taking $5 and a pair of Nike athletic shoes from him.

The second indictment charges Reynolds with one count of attempted aggravated assault-extreme indifference and one count of possession of a weapon after felony conviction.

Reynolds is accused in the indictment of shooting at an occupied car Jan. 19, 2018, while the car was at the Top Five Store, 1108 Bowmar Ave. In both indictments, Reynolds is charged as a habitual offender because he has two prior felony convictions.