Above is a mugshot of Homajean Grisham III from May 8th of this year when he was arrested outside Atlanta for Driving Under the Influence and other more minor traffic related offenses. Now the 34 year old resident of Cherokee has been arrested for Felony murder in the death of Jessica Nicole Bevis Broadfoot, 32, of North Florence. Her body was found in a vacant pasture at the 420 acre Grisham family farm on Fossik Lane in Cherokee.
The father of a nine year old girl from a previous relationship, Homajean preferred to be called Lee or his nickname “Danger.” Standing over six feet tall and weighing 200 pounds, Grisham could obviously be a danger if he so intended. Authorities state that Bevis-Broadfoot was beaten as well as stabbed.
Public records show that Homajean III was named for his grandfather, a co-owner of a large building supply store in Cherokee as well as a director with both Farm Bureau and Colonial Bank. He was also the first Shoals resident to be appointed to the Alabama Forestry Commission. Homajean Sr., who passed away in January 1989, also lends his name to a Northwest Shoals Community College scholarship for deserving graduates of Cherokee High School. It would appear that just having the same name was not enough to lead his grandson down a productive path.
Grisham is now being held in the Colbert County Jail on bail of 1.5 million dollars. This could be lowered early next week if his attorneys manage to schedule a reduction hearing. The amount is possibly this high due to his family’s assets making the prospect of flight extremely plausible.