Shooting, arrests at Regal Inn parking lot

SDN Staff Reports
Staff Writer

Following a dispute at the Regal Inn, 401 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive East, parking lot early Friday morning, two people were arrested on assault and prostitution charges, the Starkville Police Department said.

Before officers arrived on the scene, Kareema Lashae Ward, 21, shot Jessie Orlando Carpenter, 35, in the arm, according to a news release from SPD. Carpenter was transported to OCH Regional Medical Center, treated and released to SPD in stable condition.

Ward was charged with prostitution and aggravated assault. Her bond was set at $5,000 for aggravated assault and $500 for prostitution.

Carpenter has been charged with procuring a prostitute and aggravated assault. He bond has been set at $5,000 for aggravated assault and $500 for procuring a prostitute.

Both were processed and taken to the Oktibbeha County Jail.