Sheriff: Accused killer of Ole Miss coed jailed without bond

Published 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday that no bond hearing has been scheduled for accused murderer Brandon Theesfeld.

“The bond hearing will be held when the defense attorney files a motion for the bond hearing,” the statement, attributed to Chief Investigator Alan Wilburn, read.

Local attorney Swayze Alford is representing Theesfeld.

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According to Alford’s law office website, his clients are “often referred to him for his experience in divorce, DUI and criminal defense work.”

Theesfeld was arrested by officers with the Memphis Police Department and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, July 22.

He was apprehended at a South Memphis gas station. He appeared before Judge Andrew Howorth in circuit court on Tuesday for an initial appearance, and is currently being held in the Lafayette County Detention Center.

Theesfeld is charged with killing fellow Ole Miss student Alexandria “Ally” Kostial. Her body was found Saturday by a sheriff’s deputy patrolling an area near Sardis Lake.

Investigators have released no details about how she was killed.