East Fourth murder case heads to the grand jury

A preliminary hearing was waived in Christian District Court Wednesday morning and the case against Tavaris Quarles now heads to the grand jury for consideration.

Quarles—who is charged with murder in the shooting death of Christopher Montrell Mumford on East Fourth Street in May—waived his preliminary hearing on the recommendation of his defense attorney.  Judge Foster Cotthoff sent the case to the grand jury for possible indictment and left Quarles’ bond at $500,000.

The warrant says Mumford went to a home in the 800 block of East Fourth with some friends and that Quarles opened the door when they knocked and shot Mumford before fleeing the scene.