Courtesy Stone County Sheriff's Department

Stone County Man Pleads Guilty To Tampering

A Stone County man has pleaded guilty to felony evidence tampering.

According to court documents Gerald Hoffman (right) entered the plea on Monday under an agreement with Stone County prosecutors.

He originally told investigators he had shot and killed Billy Mack Walker in November and his companion Sheila Phillips (left) had helped dispose of the body.

He later changed his statement and said Phillips had shot Walker and asked him to deal with the corpse.