East Fourth St. murder case to have special prosecutor

There will be a special prosecutor in the case against murder suspect Tavaris Quarles, and his attorney intends to argue for bond modification.

Quarles—who is accused the fatal shooting death of Christopher Montrell Mumford—appeared in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday morning and was informed by Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Bolen that this case will have a special prosecutor.

Defense attorney Sands Chewning attempted to argue for a bond modification down to $5,000, but Judge John Atkins says it will have to wait until the new prosecutor is available to respond.

Proceedings were continued to March 27—the shooting is said to have occurred at a home in the 800 block of East Fourth Street.