UPDATE:

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn said Clarence O’Reilly turned himself in Tuesday night.

His initial appearance in court was scheduled for Wednesday morning. He was denied bond.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are searching for a homicide suspect after a woman died from burn injuries.

Police said Leslie Brooks was severely burned on September 1, 2022, during a domestic altercation on W. Ash Street.

According to Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn, Brooks’ boyfriend, 62-year-old Clarence O’Reilly, was arrested on September 9 and charged with aggravated assault (domestic). He was released on bond.

On October 17, Brooks died due to her injuries at a Georgia burn center. Hearn said O’Reilly’s charge has been upgraded from aggravated assault to murder.

If anyone has information about O’Reilly’s whereabouts, contact the Jackson Police Department (JPD) at 601-960-1234.