Murder suspect released on bond

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 31, 2003

NATCHEZ &045; A man accused in a fatal shooting that happened Saturday evening on North Canal Street was released Monday on $100,000 bond, police said.

Nyasauna &uot;Nick&uot; Bailey, 25, of 347 Old Washington Road, allegedly drove to 306 N. Canal St. and shot Corey Sewell, 25, of 35-B Pinemount Road, once in the abdomen with a handgun. Sewell was later pronounced dead at Natchez Regional Medical Center.

Bailey was jailed later Saturday on a murder charge in connection with the shooting and was being held the Natchez City Jail.

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The shooting took place in front of several witnesses, according to Police Chief Mike Mullins.

Bailey was pronounced dead later Saturday evening at Natchez Regional Medical Center.

After the shooting, Bailey drove off but was spotted driving along Liberty Road by a Mississippi Department of Corrections employee.

The employee began trailing Bailey’s vehicle alerted Natchez police, who stopped the car at Old Pond and Liberty roads and arrested him on a murder charge, Mullins said.