HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Police Department says 26-year-old Jonathon Darnell Jones has turned himself into authorities.
A murder warrant was issued for Jones early Friday morning in the shooting death of 20-year-old Mark Gould. The suspects cousin, Theodore Jones, 23, also turned himself in and will be charged with accessory after the fact of murder, according to police.
Gould was killed Thursday at Pineview Apartments on County Club Road in Hattiesburg. According to officials, Gould was found dead at the scene when officers arrived around 3 p.m.
The shooting happened at the back of the apartment complex near Bowling Street. According to the Hattiesburg Police Department, it's believed Gould may have been attempting to leave the complex after an altercation when he was shot.
Eight other people were arrested in connection to the shooting and other related incidents including:
- Sidney Hosey, 28, of Laurel, charged with accessory before the fact
- Danielle Blanks, 32, of Quitman, charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.
- Evelyn Bryant, 24, of Hattiesburg, charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and accessory before the fact.
- Maxine Holliman, 26, of Hattiesburg, charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.
- Michelle Lumzy, 29, of Hattiesburg, charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.
- Montrell Holliman, 28, of Hattiesburg, charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.
- Chris Heidelburg, 34, of Hattiesburg, charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.
- Christopher Lee, 36, of Hattiesburg, charged with hindering prosecution
Police say more arrests are possible as the investigation is ongoing. Additionally, authorities believe Vice Lord Nation and Black Gangster Disciples were involved in the altercation that led up to the shooting.
Gould's body was taken to the State Crime Lab in Jackson for an autopsy.
Mayor Toby Barker was spotted at Pineview Apartments speaking with investigators as this is the third homicide of 2018.
If you have any information about the incidents at Pineview Apartments, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP (7867).