Desoto County News

Manslaughter charges in death of man outside Southaven bar

An Olive Branch woman is being held without bond in the DeSoto County Adult Detention Center at Hernando on manslaughter charges in the death of a Southaven man late Thursday night, July 20. 

Southaven police were called to Dan McGuiness Irish Pub, 3964 Goodman Road E. in Southaven about 11:15 p.m. that evening. Police report a man with massive head trauma was found in the parking lot. Police identified the man as Charlie Joyner, age 48 of Southaven. 

Joyner was taken to the Regional One Trauma Center due to the extent of his injuries but later died from those injuries.  

Investigators learned that Joyner had been in a verbal altercation with girlfriend Tiffany Monette, age 47 of Olive Branch, while at the pub. Video footage from the pub showed the pair in an argument. Shortly after that, Monette left, saying she was leaving as Joyner tried to stop her.  

A witness outside the bar told police a woman driving a pickup truck and pulling a trailer was nudging Joyner as he was in front of his vehicle outside the pub. 

More video footage from a nearby business showed Monette leaving the parking lot at a high rate of speed shortly after Joyner came up to the vehicle.  

Monette was located, arrested, and is charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries or death, a charge that is a felony.  

A July 26 court date has been set in the case.  Monette was released on bond on Monday, July 24.

Tiffany Monette (DeSoto County Jail photo)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *