Mississippi sheriff: Man wanted for questioning in possible homicide

Published 6:41 am Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Mississippi authorities are searching for a man in connection with a homicide.

Officials with the Walthall County Sheriff’s Office posted on social media pictures of suspect, Yearby Hughes, who is wanted for questioning.

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Deputies say if you see Yerby Hughes, do not approach him. Hughes is believed to be driving a white single cab Ford F-150, possibly bearing a Walthall County plate.

Local news reports indicate that deputies received a call around 6:30 a.m. about a possible homicide on Kirkland Road in Tylertown. A man identified as Chad Bryant was found deceased with an apparent gunshot wound.

If you have any information regarding Hughes whereabouts, please call 911.