2 teens arrested in murder of man buying ATV, bringing total to 5

Brock Banks Jr. (L) and Akarion Johnson (R)
Brock Banks Jr. (L) and Akarion Johnson (R)(Holmes County Sheriff's Department)
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 4:17 PM CDT
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OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WLBT) - Holmes County Sheriff Willie March says two more people are in custody for the killing of an Ocean Springs man.

Kyle Craig, 26, was found dead near a truck stop in Holmes County on June 2. Craig’s sister, Morgan Craig, says he was in Holmes County to purchase a four-wheeler. She said he had spoken to a seller he knew about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Kyle Craig was known for buying and fixing ATVs.
Kyle Craig was known for buying and fixing ATVs.(Morgan Craig)

Since Craig’s death, 17-year-old Parveion Harris, 20-year-old Montavious Landfair and 17-year-old Darius Erving have been charged with capital murder in Craig’s death.

Now, two more are in custody: 15-year-old Akarion Johnson of Attala County and 18-year-old Brock Banks Jr. of Durant.

Both are charged with capital murder and armed robbery.

March says the two were turned into Holmes County Sheriff’s Department by their families.

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