Shooting suspect sought by Winston County S.O.

Lance Earnest (Source: Winston County Sheriff's Dept.)

WINSTON COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The Winston County Sheriff's Department is asking for help from the public to locate a man wanted in connection with a recent shooting.

Chief Investigator Connie Hampton says 31-year-old Lance Earnest is wanted for the Sept. 10 shooting of a security guard at the Spotlight Lounge in Winston County.

Hampton says Earnest is believed to be in or around Philadelphia, Miss., but also has ties in Jackson.

Earnest had a full beard at the time of the shooting but may have shaved since then. Photos show Earnest with and without facial hair.

If anyone has information of his whereabouts, you're asked to contact the Winston County Sheriff's Department or Hampton at 662-773-5881 or contact Winston County Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999.


Lance Earnest (Source: Winston County Sheriff's Dept.)
Lance Earnest (Source: Winston County Sheriff's Dept.)