Two arrested in early Sunday morning murder

April 22, 2024

By Paul Keane

The Wayne County News

Two people were arrested in connection with a Sunday murder on Waller

Ridge Road.

Trey Clark, 31, was transported from the scene to Wayne General Hospital

in a personal vehicle. Wayne County Coroner Phillip Brewer pronounced

Clark dead and ordered an autopsy to be performed. Brewer said Clark

died from a shotgun wound sustained in the incident.

The shooting occurred shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday. The two suspects were

taken into custody later that afternoon.

Zachary Marquis Brunson, 28, of County Road in Shubuta turned himself

into authorities at 6:07 p.m. Sunday. He was chugged with first degree


At 5:29 p.m., Brunson's wife, Courtney Nicole, 31, was arrested and

charged with accessory before the fact.

According to Wayne County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Geoffery

Clark, the incident stemmed from a fight at a residence in the 900 block

of Waller Ridge Road.

Clark said that two men left the scene of the fight while two remained

at he residence. One of the men then came back and shot Clark.

"Thanks to a vigilant deputy, we were able to arrest the female suspect

as she was fleeing on Waynesboro-Shubuta Road," Clark said. "The male

suspect then tuned himself in about an hour later."

According to reports, the female suspect drove her husband to the area

and was waiting for him to return. She saw that he was being chased by

someone else at the scene and left when the male suspect fled into the


Both cases are expected to be presented at the next available session of

the Wayne County Grand Jury.