Man charged for multiple Mississippi murders, shootings that occurred over several months

Published 12:37 pm Saturday, April 13, 2024

A Mississippi sheriff’s office has issued an arrest warrant for a suspect allegedly involved in multiple murders.

Anthony Carter Jr., also known as “A.J.”, 22, is already in the Tunica County jail, arrested for other violent crimes.

Carter has been charged with the shooting death of Steven Burts, 23 of Dundee; Tednequa Moore, 25 of Robinsonville; Moore’s unborn child; and the death of Deshun Isabell, 24 of Tunica, who died with injuries sustained from the car crash that occurred on Friday, November 10, 2023, on Casino Center Boulevard located in Robinsonville.

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Anthony Carter Jr. (A.J.) has been charged with:

  • 4 counts of Capital Murder
  • 4 counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Crime
  • 1 count of Drive by Shooting
  • 1 count Shooting into a Motor Vehicle

Carter is also being charged with the October 26, 2023, Drive by Shooting and Attempted Murder on Steven Burts that occurred in the White Oak Community.

Additionally, Carter is being charged in the November 1, 2023, Drive by Shooting and Attempted Murder of Deshun Isabell that occurred in the White Oak Community.

Carter is being held at the Tunica County Jail for the Attempted Murder of Thako Jackson and Denzel Jackson that occurred April 4, 2023.

Carter is also being held for his recent arrest on Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Firearms, and Contributing to the Delinquency of Minor(s) following a search warrant that was served on April 1, 2024. During this search warrant served on Carter’s vehicle, several firearms were recovered.

Capital Murder [Miss. Code Section 97-3-19(1) & (2) (j)] is punishable by life in prison or the death penalty.

There will be additional charges forthcoming, and more arrests made for the investigation related to the November 10, 2023, quadruple homicide. This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact TCSO at 662-363-1411. People hoping to remain anonymous can contact CrimeStoppers at 662-910-0400. Any information leading to an arrest can be paid up to $1,000.00.

Tunica County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this investigation: Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives), Mississippi Highway Patrol Crime Scene Unit, and the Mississippi Highway Patrol Reconstruction Team.