Murder suspect's bond set at $1.5 million

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg murder suspect's bond was set at $1.5 millionWednesday during his initial appearance.

Shelvin Lanell Jones, 38, is charged with murder for the weekenddeath of Eboni Newsome, 22.

According to Hattiesburg police Jones was apprehended in thePalmer's Crossing area on Tuesday morning.

Newsome died from what appears to be injuries she sustained in anaggravated assault according to Lamar County Deputy Coroner Andy Geske. Geskealso stated the body will be sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for anautopsy.

Hattiesburg police received a call of a woman laying in theroadway in the 500 block of Cox Street in the Palmer's Crossing area in theearly hours of Saturday morning.

Upon arrival they found Newsome who was suffering from numerouscontusions and injuries.

She was transported from the scene to Wesley Medical Center whereshe passed away Sunday morning.

Newsome's death was the second homicide of the weekend, and theeighth of the year in Hattiesburg.