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4 charged with capital murder in death of Lafayette County man

(L-R): Kirkwood, K. Harris, L. Harris, Johnson | Photo: Lafayette County Jail

Four people have been charged in connection to the murder of a man in Lafayette County.

Posted: Mar. 2, 2018 5:02 PM
Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 5:11 PM

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Four people have been charged in connection to the murder of a man in Lafayette County. 

Dewayne Jones, 41, was found shot to death on Wednesday, February 28 in the area of County Road 104 and County Road 101. 

RELATED: Man found dead in Lafayette County 

Lafayette County Investigator Alan Wilburn says Jones was shot with a high-powered rifle. 

The four following people have been charged with capital murder: 

  • Melvin Johnson, 24, of Oxford 

  • Kentarious Kirkwood, 16, of Oxford 

  • Learica Harris, 23, of Oxford 

  • Keontae Harris, 19, of Oxford 

Their bonds were set at $2 million each. 

Investigators believe the motive for the murder was robbery. 

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