Jerry Wesley Pryor, Jr.

Jerry Wesley Pryor Jr. is being held without bond in the Drew County Detention Center in connection with the Sunday night fatal shooting of 53-year-old Charles Hewitt.

The Drew County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call  around 7:50 p.m. saying that someone had been shot in the Ladelle community, just south of Monticello.

When deputies arrived at Hewitt’s home they found Hewitt lying on the floor with a gunshot wound. Hewitt was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pryor, 34, of Monticello, likely will be charged with capital murder, aggravated residential burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

He is alleged to have gained entry into Hewitt’s home by kicking in the door.