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Search resumes for Mississippian accused of murder, arson

JAYESS, Miss. – Authorities are searching for a Mississippi man who they say shot and killed a neighbor, two houses on fire, and then disappeared in rural south Mississippi woods.

Lawrence County Sheriff Lessie Butler tells the local media that the search for 56-year-old Tony Wilson resumed Wednesday morning after they hung on for about 3 hours

Butler says the state fire marshal’s office is also investigating the burned buildings.

Researchers believe Wilson shot and killed a neighbor, Henry Peavey, in a dispute over a piece of land.

Authorities also say Wilson is injured Peavey’s wife, although the nature of Kathryn Peavey the injuries is still unclear. She was admitted to the hospital in Jackson.

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