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14-year-old Carly Madison Gregg arrested for the murder of mother 40-year-old Ashley Smylie in Rankin County

Gregg made a court appearance on Wednesday, where her bond was set at $1 million.



Rankin County deputies apprehended a 14-year-old on suspicion of fatally shooting her mother and injuring her step-father.

Sheriff Bryan Bailey of Rankin County stated that the sheriff’s office was notified of the shooting around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19.

The incident occurred in the 200 block of Ashton Way.

Upon arrival at the scene, deputies discovered a man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

The man informed deputies that upon returning home, he discovered his wife, identified as 40-year-old Ashley Smylie, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

He alleged that his 14-year-old step-daughter, identified as Carly Madison Gregg, was armed with a pistol.

Bailey reported that the victim claimed Gregg shot him in the shoulder. Subsequently, the man managed to disarm the teenager, who then fled into the backyard and leaped over a fence.

Bailey noted that more deputies, along with the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s (MHP) helicopter, were dispatched to the scene. Shortly after 5:30 p.m., Gregg was apprehended not far from the residence and arrested without any complications.

The sheriff disclosed that Gregg was arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder. Bailey announced on Wednesday that the teenager has been deemed an adult and has been transferred to the Rankin County Adult Detention Center.

Gregg made a court appearance on Wednesday, where her bond was set at $1 million.

Officials from the Rankin County School District revealed that Smylie was a teacher at Northwest Rankin High School, while Gregg was a student there.

The City of Flowood issued a statement on social media regarding Smylie’s passing, expressing, “Our deepest prayers and condolences are with our Northwest Rankin family during this challenging time. We stand in solidarity with our Cougar family. You are not alone.”