GREENEVILLE, Miss. (CN) – As a young mother of two complained that her ex was stalking her, the man entered the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. A sheriff’s officer said the woman would have to file the complaint in her hometown, rather than in Lee County, where the man had stalked her, and the man followed her out of the sheriff’s office and shot her to death on the way home, the late Tamara Neal’s mother and children say in Federal Court.
Tamara’s mom says a Lees County officer was taking Tamara’s stalking complaint about Bernard Young when Young entered the sheriff’s office.
She says defendant Carrie Culver then told Tamara to register the complaint in her hometown, and Young followed her out, blocked her car en route, and shot her five times.
“Bernard Young then turned himself in at the Lee County Sheriff’s Department for shooting the decedent, Tamara Neal,” the complaint states.
Tamara’s mom and two children demand punitive damages from Lee County, its Sheriff Jim Johnson, and its information officer Culver.
The plaintiffs are represented by Michael Cooke of Iuka, Miss.