JPD: Maria Drive murder suspect in custody; 2nd person also arrested

Johnny Ray Wilson (Photo: JPD Twitter)
Johnny Ray Wilson (Photo: JPD Twitter)

UPDATE 7/6/2017 10:20 p.m. – Jackson Police confirm that murder suspect Johnny Ray Wilson, 25, has been taken into custody by U.S. Marshals. Wilson was taken into custody at an undisclosed location. Along with a murder charge, he also faces kidnapping and aggravated assault charges.

We’ve also learned that a second suspect has also been arrested in connection to the murder, kidnapping and shooting investigation. Jackson Police have not released that person’s identity.

We will continue to follow this story on WJTV This Morning. Tune in at 4:30 for more information.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The car Jackson Police were searching for in connection with a homicide investigation has been located in Louisiana.

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department said they recovered the stolen 2001 Ford Taurus early Thursday morning on US 80 at the Peachland Trailer Park. Officers are still searching for the suspect,  25-year-old Johnny Ray Wilson.He should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

The vehicle belonged to the victim, 56-year-old Anthony Franklin Turner. Jackson Police said Turner died from trauma to the head.

Officers went to the home on Maria Drive around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning to respond to the incident.

A second man, who was shot at the same location on Maria Drive, is being treated at a hospital in Monroe, Louisiana, according to Commander Jones.

Anyone with information concerning Wilson’s whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement officers. A reward is also being offered for information on his arrest.

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