Murder At Cypress Park
Columbus Woman Charged In Stabbing Death
BY JEFF CLARK
A Columbus woman is being held on a $100,000 bond at the Lowndes County Adult Detention after being charged with murder in connection with a November 22 homicide.
Chaddy Mae Brooks, 28, was arraigned on Monday by Lowndes County Justice Court Ron Cooke for the murder of Danielle Gore, who was killed inside Brook’s apartment at 300 South Lehmberg Road (Cypress Park Apartments #152) on Friday morning.
E-911 dispatched Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputies to Brooks’ apartment Friday, Nov. 22, after she told an emergency operator that Gore had been stabbed. Deputies arrived on the scene followed by emergency personnel from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, but Gore had expired before he could receive medical attention.
“Danielle Gore, 37, died from a single stab wound to the throat area,” said Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant. “He was dead before paramedics could reach him. There are a lot of major blood vessels, arteries and veins in the area he was stabbed. It causes a person to lose a lot of blood quickly.”
Merchant said the autopsy on Gore was completed on Saturday and the toxicology report is pending.
According to LCSO Investigator Darrell Nabors, Brooks allegedly stabbed Gore with a kitchen knife from a standard knife and block set. The incident began in the kitchen of Brooks’ two-bedroom apartment and continued into the dining area. Nabors said there was a “minor physical altercation before Gore was stabbed.”
“They were presently dating and Gore had some clothes at the apartment,” Nabors said. “It is believed that he stayed there the majority of the time. He did not break into the apartment like the rumors are stating.”
Before Carroll Culpepper of the Lowndes County Coroner’s Office could examine the body, Brooks was escorted, unhandcuffed, to a waiting LCSO vehicle. Brooks’ shirt was spotted with blood and her pants were so blood-soaked they appeared to be purple in hue.
“Brooks was taken out of the apartment unhandcuffed because we needed to do some additional investigating and she needed to be removed from the scene,” Nabors said.
Nabors said Brooks has no prior record and Gore had only minor infractions.
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