PRESS RELEASES

Murder investigation

Around 2:30 AM on May 19, 2018 the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a drive by shooting on Hwy 11 north of Heidelberg, MS. An 18 year female was pronounced dead at the scene and 2 male passengers 18 and 19 years of age received non life threatening injuries. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation with the assistance of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department. Please contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department at
601-764-2588 or Crime Stoppers with any information. You can remain anonymous and possibly receive a reward.

Lawhorn found dead!

A body believed to be that of murder suspect from TN, Casey Lawhorn, has been found in Vossburg, MS. It appears to be death by self inflicted gun shot. Jasper County Sheriff and Coroner along with MS BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION are on the scene as of 10 am.

Body found in Jasper County

*BREAKING NEWS* According to Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson, a body has been found in the Vossburg, MS area. It is believed to be the body of TN murder suspect, Casey Lawhorn. More details to come.

Caught Again

On March 30, 2018, Jasper County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were conducting a Safety Checkpoint in Heidelberg. During the checkpoint Deputies made contact with a Silver 4Runner driven by Kenneth Ray Brown of Heidelberg. While speaking to Brown, Deputies detected an odor believed to be Marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. As  Officers prepared to search the vehicle an Officer at the scene witnessed Mr. Brown throwing a plastic bag into the wooded area next to Brown’s vehicle. Deputies found the plastic bag which contained what is believed to be ten small bags of Marijuana and one small bag of Hashish. Mr. Brown was taken into custody for two Felony counts of Possession of a Controlled Substances. He was brought before Judge Marvin Jones where his bond was denied due to the fact that Brown is currently out on bond for three Sale of Controlled Substance Charges in 2017.

McKenzie in Custody

Jeremy Oshea McKenzie is now in custody.

Murder

Quaddarrius Margun Sumlin, 25,Travis Kentrell Bunch, 25, Keyshad Donnell Arrington,21, all of Jasper County have been arrested in connection with the murder of Mercedes Angelique Dudley, 18, of Mendenhall, Ms. and aggravated assault of Rosalind Tykiara Taylor, 18 of Magee, Ms.and Diyquaviousc Kardall Ellis,19 of Laurel, Ms. A fourth suspect, Jeremy Oshea McKenzie, 29, is being sought by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department for murder and aggravated assault. This crime occurred in the early morning hours on Saturday, March 24,2018. Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Jeremy McKenzie is asked to call the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department 601-764-2588. We want to thank the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and MBI for their assistance in this case.

Not Involved!!!

Azevaya Zykee De’Quarius Arrington was picked up and held on suspension of murder and aggravated assault. After interviewing Mr. Arrington and other witnesses,it has been determined that he had no part in the murder and assault and has been released.

Armed Robbery

On Tuesday, March 6,2018, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call regarding an Armed Robbery that occurred West of Heidelberg. The victim states that three individuals he was riding with robbed him
at gun point. The suspects then took the victim home where he called and reported the crime. Arrested were Trevor Jones and Jhaquille Jones. Both were charged with Armed Robbery. Bond was set at $10,000 each by Judge Sullivan Dukes. The third suspect, Shawn A. Moore is wanted in connection with this crime. There is a warrant for his arrest in Jasper County. If you have any information on Moore’s whereabouts, please contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department 601-764-2588

Three arrested in home burglary

On January 28,2018 Jasper County Sheriff’s Department responded to a burglary call that had already occurred in the Vossburg Community. Taken from the residence were several firearms, two vehicles, a motorcycle, scooter and a backpack blower. On January 31, 2018 one of the stolen vehicles was discovered on Facebook for sale at a salvage yard in Laurel. Master Sergeant Daniel Gilmore responded to the salvage yard and received paperwork with the name and social security number of Larry Huffman Jr. While interviewing Larry Huffman Jr, he gave the names of two additional suspects identified as Amos Huffman and Joshua Sullivan. The three suspects have been charged with burglary of a dwelling. Judge Sullivan Dukes has set bond on the three suspects.

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest[/caption]On Tuesday 12-05-2017 Jasper County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Paulding area with a vehicle driven by Mario L. Jones. During the traffic stop Mario L. Jones was found to be in possession of substances believed to be powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and prescription pills.

Mario L. Jones was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (2 counts) and other misdemeanor charges.

Bond will be set by Judge Sullivan Dukes at a later time.