Lawrence County murder suspect found dead

Tony Wilson

UPDATE: The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department said investigators found the body of murder suspect Tony Wilson on New Year’s Day.

We’re working to find out how he died.


LAWRENCE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Law enforcement officers are on the scene of a situation in Lawrence County.

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Highway Patrol, The Department of Public Safety, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, and other authorities are on Frog Ridge Road. Warren Strain of DPS said one person died and another person is injured.

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Authorities are still looking for the accused suspect, Tony Wilson.

Wilson is accused of shooting, killing and burning Henry Pevey. Mary Catherine Pevey was also injured. She appeared to have a bump on her head and was burned to some degree.

Authorities said Wilson had an ongoing land dispute with the Pevey‘s and had been arrested for going onto the property despite a court order not to.

WJTV 12’s crew spotted a helicopter up searching.  Authorities are also the ground searching a wooded area.