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Capital murder suspect sought, victim identified

Joshua Alan Miller. Source: JCSD Joshua Alan Miller. Source: JCSD
Joshua Alan Miller was last seen at the Magnolia Hotel on Highway 11. Source: JCSD Joshua Alan Miller was last seen at the Magnolia Hotel on Highway 11. Source: JCSD
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A man wanted out of Clarke County for capital murder is believed to be in Jones County, according to Sheriff Alex Hodge. 

The suspect, Joshua Alan Miller was last seen Saturday night around 10:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Hotel on Highway 11 off I-59.  Authorities said he is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp said Jones County deputies found a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder, believed to be driven by Miller, in a wooded area along I-59 while patrolling.  

Sheriff Kemp said the suspect's vehicle is now being processed by the Clarke County Sheriff's Department for the investigation. 

Sheriff Hodge said he believes that Miller is still in the county, and should not be approached. 

According to the Clarke County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page, witnesses saw someone jumping or being pushed out of a vehicle on CR 350 close to the city limits of Stonewall around 7 a.m. Saturday.   Sheriff Kemp said Chief Street with the Stonewall Police responded and after speaking with the individual, a body was discovered about a quarter mile up the road on CR 350. 

After further investigation, deputies identified the victim as John Wayne James.  Sheriff Kemp said James suffered an apparent gunshot to the head.

The individual who exited the vehicle told authorities the alleged shooter was Joshua Alan Miller.

According to Clarke County Hot Topic, Sheriff Kemp said Miller has family in Texas, Hattiesburg, Gulfport and Lauderdale County.  It is still unclear what the individuals were doing in Stonewall.

If anyone has information on Miller's location, contact authorities at 601-425-3147 or 1-855-485-8477. 

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