BREAKING NEWS: Greenville Police are Investigating an Early Morning Bloodshed with One Death & an Aggravated Assault on a Well-Known Delta Singer


(Greenville, MS)- According to several different close sources to Delta Daily News, we have been told that Greenville Police are currently investigating a stabbing that occurred around 12:00 this morning in the 1300 block of Garden Drive. The victim is said to be a well known Blues man of the MS Delta, Billy Smiley Sr. from Smiley and the Young Guns. No word on his condition this morning. Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant has confirmed the investigation on an aggravated assault and also confirmed the investigation on the deceased person. Our sources say the fatal incident occurred off Highway 1 South. There is no word if both of these incidents this morning are connected. We will update you as soon as more information becomes available.


11 Comments on "BREAKING NEWS: Greenville Police are Investigating an Early Morning Bloodshed with One Death & an Aggravated Assault on a Well-Known Delta Singer"

  1. Avatar Dr. Sherry Shepard | February 7, 2017 at 5:44 pm | Reply

    I am deeply saddened to hear of the brutal assault on my long-time friend and fellow educator, Billy Smiley! Billy has been my loyal friend for many years. He is a passionate educator, gifted musician, and beloved member of the Mississippi Delta community. I solicit the prayers of everyone for my friend Billy and his family, trusting God for a speedy recovery!

  2. So sad to hear of this, and is praying for my longtime friend Billy Smiley and the family of the deceased. I am from Mississippi presently living in Chicago, performed with Billy Smiley on sevreal occasions. My prayers are with the family of Billy as well.

    • We appreciate your prayers, very much! My Uncle was preparing to bury his son, Deunta Johnson, 32, who was murdered in Milwaukee on February 1, 2017, then February 6,2017 this brutal attack happens to my Uncle. My Uncle passed on February 9,2017 and I want everyone to know this was a Great Man and can never be replaced! He was to us a many things, a father, a brother, an uncle, a great uncle, a grandfather, a cousin, a friend and a unique spirit! RIP Uncle Billy!!

  3. Avatar Winstonville, MS Homecoming Committee | February 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm | Reply

    Very sad to hear Billy Smiley or Star as we called him in Bolivar County MS has passed away today. We were looking forward to The Young Guns and Star to perform for us in the town of WINSTONVILLE, MS for our homecoming in May. R.I.P. Star

  4. Rest in peace Billy smiley may god be with the family

  5. R.I.P Billy Smiley my band teacher how can I forget you u was the best band teacher ever.

  6. Wowww…..sad.Rest in peace, Smiley.

  7. So sorry to hear this. A really nice guy and a great entertainer!!

  8. It’s so sad to here about these murders, I didn’t know Mr. Smiley but others remarks indicates he was a very good person and musician. RIH Mr. Billy Smiley.

  9. So sorry to here about this..
    Billy was a great friend and fellow musician..
    Very gifted with a giving spirit.
    A great lost.

  10. Can’t believe it been 3yrs since your death,rest in peace this Beautiful soul, you will always be Miss, you always had a place in my Heart, Rest my precious Friend.

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