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Suspect arrested in Jefferson Davis County triple homicide investigation

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JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Investigators on Monday arrested a man in connection with a triple homicide that took place in the Carson Community of Jefferson Davis County in March.

Roger Rondell Jones, 24, was charged Monday with three counts of capital murder. The Mississippi Highway Patrol SWAT Team executed a high-risk warrant at a residence on Cedar Grove Road before making the arrest.

"This is an on-going investigation," said Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Director Larry Waggoner on Tuesday. "We are following leads and looking for additional evidence in the case. Those leads took us to Cedar Grove Road yesterday."

In the early morning hours of March 2, authorities arrived at a home on Bass Road in the Carson Community after reports of gunfire. Officers found 48-year-old Roland Smith and his parents, 80-year-old Arvin Smith and 74-year-old Maxine Smith shot to death.

The MBI and the District Attorney of 15th Judicial District of Mississippi at the request of Jefferson Davis County Sheriff Ron Strickland, MBI and the DA led the investigation.

MHP, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff's Department participated in the raid.

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