October 21, 2020

Suspect in Indiana barber shop murder caught in Mississippi

A suspect in an Indiana barber shop murder has been arrested in Mississippi.

WPTA-21 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, reports that police in Starkville, Mississippi, have arrested James L. Dodson, Jr., and expect him to be extradited back to Indiana. Dodson was sought in connection to the April shooting death of Michael LoVett, Jr., the TV station reported.

Court documents indicate that Dodson and LoVett began fighting while LoVett cut Dodson’s hair. Someone else in the barber shop apparently calmed down the situation and Dodson left. Police believe he returned later with another man and shot LoVett.