Teen arrested in Lauderdale County murder investigation

16-year old suspect Jacob Hyde arrested near Gilbert Joyner Road.
Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 11:38 AM CDT
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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - After hours of searching, Jacob Hyde, 16, was arrested in a wooded area near Gilbert Joyner Rd.

The teenager was wanted for the early morning shooting death of a 30-year-old. Authorities said the shooting happened at 10856 Gilbert Joyner Road. Jacob Hyde was arrested at 4:30 Monday afternoon and charged with murder.

“When deputies arrived on scene, they found one individual with a gunshot wound to the head area. The victim was transported for an autopsy that will be done later this week,” Sheriff Billy Sollie explained.

Sollie said the suspect knew the victim. It was his mother’s boyfriend. Sollie says it’s unclear what exactly led to the shooting, but deputies have been to the home several times in the past.

“We received multiple calls there about multiple persons either living or residing at that address,” Sollie said.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol used its helicopter during the search. Dogs were also called in to assist.

Hyde has a $1 million bond.


-Sheriff’s deputies are looking for 16-year old Jacob Hyde. Hyde is wanted in an early morning murder that happened at 10856 Gilbert Joyner Road.

-An arrest warrant was issued for Hyde Monday morning. Hyde will be held on $1 million bond when he’s captured.

-The teen is believed to be in the area of Gilbert Joyner Road and Baylor Road. Deputies say he left the scene on foot.

-Hyde is believed to be armed with a handgun. Do not approach the suspect. Call 911.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department s investigating an early morning murder.

Investigators say a person was shot and killed around two o’clock. The deadly shooting happened on Gilbert Joyner Road off Highway 495. Deputies are currently searching that area for the suspect. An arrest warrant was just issued for the shooting suspect.

This is a developing story. We’ll update this story when new information becomes available.

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