'Person of Interest' Found in Fatal MSU Shooting

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

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.


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  • by Carol on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    All yall shut ___ ____ up!!!!!! you got itgnorant white people and black!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Woops on Mar 27, 2012 at 09:36 AM
    Here's a reply to anonymous about go back where you came from: " You must have been one of those who missed your education due to"? For future reference it's WHERE not WEAR. Oh yeah, and so disrespectful to speak to a veteran that way. So sad....
  • by HOPE on Mar 27, 2012 at 07:10 AM
    The bottom line is if you do it own it! It doesn't matter the color of your skin. Wrong is Wrong and DRIVING to kill another persons place to shoot them? You do the math. I wish Meridian wouldn't fall into this race category. God made us all to love each other not hate. If kids are taught that rules are made to obey and there are consequences to pay if you break them, the world would be a better place. The thing is as parents, leaders, etc. We have to hold EVERYONE accountable for breaking the rules.
  • by EMT Location: Everywhere on Mar 27, 2012 at 02:31 AM
    Thug proudly "representing" as he stands with his pants around his waist flip'n the birds in his facebook profile pic is ur idea of a "child" in Fla?? Wake up and face the truth already!!
  • by Cindy Location: MS on Mar 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM
    Good grief, there is a family that lost a loved one and all you can do is argue. Please be more sensitive to the family. They are hurting right now. I know it is very frustrating when crime happens. No state has the corner on hate or crime.
  • by Bruce Location: Leake on Mar 26, 2012 at 08:39 PM
    May be you should start a march or rally,Meridian. Since its bothering you cause their isn't a march going on.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2012 at 08:33 PM
    To "Veteran"- if you 'knew' where the protesters were, why'd you ask?....Getting old has to suck huh old timer
    • reply
      by Sue on Mar 27, 2012 at 06:22 AM in reply to
      This is called a RHETORICAL question. He was not asking it for a response but just to make a point!
  • by Trina Location: Meridian on Mar 26, 2012 at 08:13 PM
    Typical Mississippi mentality....except you hide behind anonymous comments. Just continue to race bait and breed hate. Pass it on to your kids and they just might turn out like Deryl Dedmund:-)
  • by bearhunter on Mar 26, 2012 at 07:07 PM
    Ya you wont see the naacp on this one. If it was a white doing the shooting you sure would. Oh, but I am sure there will be some STUPID LIBERALS out there that will wont him not to receive life or the death penalty when he is found guilty. And of course if he is found guilty he will not have gotten a fare trial either. As far as I am concerned as long as he is killing punks who pose for pictures doing gang hand gestures, I don't care. Let them wipe each other out. Formsi
  • by RedLine CitiZen Location: Meridian on Mar 26, 2012 at 07:02 PM
    Wow,its getting more and more plain to see how racist Meridian is. Most likley this was drug related and not just random. So all you racists get on the bus and cry!!!! Fools!!!!
    • reply
      by Strong black man on Mar 27, 2012 at 06:53 AM in reply to RedLine CitiZen
      You are an idiot... call your buddies Jessie and Al... the two most racist people in America
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