'Person of Interest' Found in Fatal MSU Shooting

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Authorities say a man arrested in Tennessee on an outstanding robbery warrant is also a person of
interest in the death of a Mississippi State University student who was gunned down in a campus dorm.

University spokeswoman Maridith Geuder says Mason Perry Jones is a person of interest in Saturday's slaying of 21-year-old John
Sanderson of Madison, Miss. Jones was detained on an unrelated warrant and hasn't been charged in the shooting.

Richard Griffin, supervisory agent for the U.S. Marshals Service in Jackson, Miss., said Jones was arrested Sunday on a robbery warrant from Jackson.

Griffin said Jones was traveling north on a bus from Jackson under an assumed name. Marshals arrested him on the robbery warrant when the bus stopped in Memphis, Tenn.

John Sanderson
Mason Perry Jones