4 charged with murder in what officials call robbery attempt
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Four men are charged with capital murder after a north Mississippi man was found dead.
The Lafayette County sheriff on Friday arrested four Oxford residents and charged each with capital murder in the death of Abbeville resident Dewayne Willis Jones Sr. He was found shot to death Wednesday morning on a road on the outskirts of Oxford.
Local media report that the sheriff’s department says the men were trying to rob Jones. Charged are 24-year-old Melvin “Scooby” Johnson; 23-year-old Learica Harris; 19-year-old Keontae Harris; and 16-year-old Kentarious Kirkwood, who is being charged as an adult.
Each man is being held on $2 million bail at the Lafayette County jail. It’s unclear if any of them have lawyers to speak for them.