Bond set for Waynesboro murder suspect; third suspect charged in case

Bond set for Waynesboro murder suspect; third suspect charged in case
Omni Tajour Turner had his bond set at $4 million Wednesday by Wayne County Justice Court Judge Charles Chapman. (Source: Quametra Wilborn)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The Waynesboro Police Department continues to move forward with the investigation into the shooting that killed Kamarcus West on Easter Sunday.

A third person has been charged in the investigation. Police identified the suspect as 23-year-old Deshanti Tarques Robinson. Robinson is charged with accessory to and after the fact to first-degree murder and aggravated assault. He was booked into the Wayne County Jail with a $3 million bond.

Another suspect in the case, Omni Tajour Turner, had his bond set at $4 million Wednesday by Wayne County Justice Court Judge Charles Chapman. This comes after Omni was extradited from Ohio to Mississippi over the weekend. Omni is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

In court, Omni told Chapman he had been convicted of carrying concealed weapons in the past and served 17 months in jail. Chapman told Omni he was not supposed to be in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

The third suspect charged in the case, Kaeshawn Turner, remains behind bars in Wayne County on a $5 million bond. Kaeshawn is charged with accessory to first-degree murder and two counts of accessory to aggravated assault.

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WPD Chief Investigator Don Hopkins said Omni and Kaeshawn are both known members of the Vice Lords street gang. Detectives believe the shooting that claimed West’s life was gang related.

Hopkins added that the investigation is ongoing.

“We’ve still got some interviews to conduct and some more people to speak with at this time. The case is continuing. We feel that we have the proper people that we’re looking for and there may be additional people as well as we continue to investigate,” said Hopkins.

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