Bond set for 3 charged in Hattiesburg homicide investigation

One man is also wanted for questioning

Bond set for 3 charged in Hattiesburg homicide investigation
Alex Rivera (left), Delbert Kennedy III (center) and Klayton King have been charged in an ongoing Hattiesburg homicide investigation. (Photo sources: HPD)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Bond was set Monday for three men charged in connection to the death of 19-year-old Jack Eagan Kelly.

Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said two men were charged on Saturday after Hattiesburg police arrested 22-year-old Alex Emmanuel Roberts Rivera and 23-year-old Delbert Edgar Kennedy III at 22 Campbell Scenic Drive.

Police charged Rivera with second-degree murder, hindering prosecution and conspiracy to possess narcotics. Kennedy was charged with accessory after the fact of second-degree murder, hindering prosecution and conspiracy to possess narcotics.

Moore said 19-year-old Klayton King, of Slidell, was charged on Sunday with hindering prosecution and conspiracy to sell narcotics after turning himself in on Saturday.

Rivera’s bond was set at $340,000, Kennedy’s was set at $70,000 and King’s was set at $40,000, according to the Forrest County Jail.

Kelly, of Louisiana, was injured and dropped off to a AAA Ambulance crew at Clark’s service station on U.S. Highway 49 just before midnight on Friday, according to Moore. Kelly was then taken to an area hospital, where he later died, Moore said.

Investigators later determined the crime scene was located at 212 Blue Gable Road and involved a drug transaction, according to Moore.

The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Hayden Calico, 19, is wanted for questioning in the case.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Calico or any other information that could help the investigation, you’re asked to call Hattiesburg police or Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867.

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