Murder Suspect Arrested and Charged

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The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department says several tips led to the arrest of a man accused of shooting a man to death on Monday.

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says 30-year old Jermaine Conner has been arrested and charged with the murder of 34-year old Antonio Dewayne Amerson. His body was found on Burrage Road on Monday morning. Calhoun says the suspect and victim did know each other prior to the incident, but cannot reveal exactly how.

At this time, authorities are searching for a second person they believe is also responsible for the shooting. A $1,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest. The number for Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.

Once a second arrest is made, the case will be presented to the next available Lauderdale County Grand Jury.