Jones County shooting suspect charged with murder

Jones County shooting suspect charged with murder

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend shooting victim died in a local hospital Sunday night, and the suspect involved has now been charged with murder.

Jones County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a residence on County Barn Road around 6:15 a.m on Saturday morning after they heard reports of a female victim being shot.

Jones County investigators took Korey Wedgeworth, 27, of Laurel into custody at the scene.

Wedgeworth was initially charged with aggravated assault, but the charges have since been upgraded to murder.

Bond was set for Wedgeworth at $250,000 by Jones County Justice Court David Lyons in court Monday afternoon.