Police make arrests tied to May 23rd murder of Jakavion Adams

Shooting in 4600 block of Poplar Springs Drive
Shooting in 4600 block of Poplar Springs Drive(WTOK)
Published: May. 26, 2023 at 10:29 AM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Meridian Police Department announced two arrests have been made in the May 23 shooting death of Jakavion Adams, in a parking lot on Poplar Springs Drive.

MPD said Lawyon Vaughn, 24, was arrested and charged with murder. Zalexius Barron, 20, was arrested for aiding and abetting crimes in furtherance of gang activities.

Lawyon Vaughn
Lawyon Vaughn (Meridian Police Dept.)
Zalexius Barron
Zalexius Barron(Meridian Police Dept.)

Barron’s bond was set at $150,000. Vaughn is being held without bond.

Detective Chanetta Stevens said these are the first of many arrests to be made in connection with this crime.

The MPD said again that anyone found to be assisting suspects in any way will be charged. Police are still asking for information in Adams’ death. Call MPD at 601-485-1893 or Crime Stoppers at 855-485-8477.

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