Man charged in Independence Day murder

James Edward Bridges, Jr. has been charged with murder in the death of Darrell Wright, 49, in the City of Clio, according to Clio Police Chief John Lester

The murder happened the morning of Friday, July 4 at College and Eden Streets in Clio.

Lester said autopsy results showed Wright died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown initially told us Wright was shot because of a wound on his body that was consistent with that of a gunshot wound.

Bridget is being held at the Marlboro County detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.