The Latest: Mississippi suspect in the murder remains at large

JAYESS, Miss. – The Latest on a shooting rampage and a quest for a suspect in Mississippi (all times are local):

7:30 pm

The officials are expanding a search for a Mississippi man they believe shot and killed another man, wounded a woman and two houses on fire.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Warren Strain said Tuesday night that officers are searching wooded areas near Jayess in Lawrence County.

That comes after officers surrounded two mobile homes and a house in search of Tony Wilson, who Lawrence County Sheriff Lessie Butler says shot and killed a neighbor in a land dispute.

Butler says Wilson, and Henry Peavey have disputed ownership of a plot on that Peavey was granted title.

Officials say Wilson fire two houses and wounded Peavey’s wife, although the nature of her injuries is still unclear. She was admitted to the hospital in Jackson.

Robert Langille, Wilson’s brother-in-law, says Wilson, is an experienced woodsman who could escape the police for a long time.


2:15 pm

Officials say they have surrounded a man in a mobile home in the rural south of the Mississippi river, after he shot and killed another man and a woman injured.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Warren Strain says the officers on the scene in the near Jayess in Lawrence County.

Tribe says that the incident began before noon Tuesday, and that the man had two structures on fire next to the shooting. Strain says the man doesn’t seem to have fired at the officers.

Tribe says the researchers are still collecting information about what the cause of the incident.

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