Apps | Mobile | Alerts
 

Suspect arrested, charged in Columbus fatal shooting

James Newsom (Columbus Police Department, WTVA)
James Newsom (Columbus Police Department, WTVA)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 6/09/2013 6:29 pm
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- A West Point man faces murder charges after authorities say he fled the scene of a shooting early Sunday morning.

Columbus police initially responded to a vehicle accident just before 3:30 a.m.

Upon arriving at the 1600 block of Highway 45 North, officers found John Easley, 47, in the passenger seat of a 2004 maroon Chevrolet Malibu with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.

Shortly afterward, police began a manhunt to locate the driver of the vehicle and apprehended James Newsom, 30, on Lincoln Road.

Newsom is being held in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, after being arrested and charged with murder.

No bond has been set at this time.

Columbus Police Department spokesperson Glenda Buckhalter says the case remains under investigation.
Share
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.

Copyright © 2009–2014 WTVA Inc. | Terms Of Use | Privacy | EEO Report | FCC Public Inspection File