Myrtez Woolen Smith County Jail
Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith released the suspect’s name charged in the slaying of Mark McWilliams, the Pastor of Starrville Methodist Church in Winona. They arrested 21-year-old Myrtez Woolen and charged him with Capital Murder. He also shot another church member and fired at the pastor’s wife but did not hit her. Woolen was the subject of a chase that started near Lindale Saturday, and he was hiding in the church when the pastor encountered him. Pastor Williams was armed, but Woolen managed to get the gun away from him and shot him. He fled in the pastor’s car and was arrested later in Marshall and faces multiple charges. He is in the Smith County Jail on a $3.5 million bond.