TUINICA, MS (abc24.com) - A Collierville man is in custody for killing a woman at a casino hotel in north Mississippi.
Tunica County spokesman Larry Liddell says the woman's body was found just before 6 a.m. on April 5 in a room at Hollywood Casino's hotel.
As soon as deputies arrived on the scene, they secured the room and tried to make contact with whoever was inside. Deputies say that's when a man jumped through the hotel room's glass window; the suspect "became combative" and was shocked with a stun gun before being arrested.
Deputies found a female victim on the floor of the room unresponsive. Paramedics pronounced the victim, 25-year-old Brandi Nicole Floyd, dead on the scene.
The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Nathaniel Yates III, was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto for treatment and is being held under guard.
Both the suspect and victim are from Collierville, Tennessee.
Liddell says casino operations were not affected and no patrons were in danger.
Tunica County, about 30 miles south of Memphis, Tenn., has nine casinos on the Mississippi River. Hollywood has a 54,000-square-foot casino and a 494-room hotel.