Protest held in Taylorsville in connection to Rasheem Carter’s death investigation
TAYLORSVILLE, Miss. (WDAM) - There were reports of multiple law enforcement agencies gathered in Taylorsville to monitor a protest in connection to the death investigation of Rasheem Carter.
Despite high tensions and law enforcement reports of armed attendees, Smith County Sheriff Joel Houston said that the protest has ended. No incidents were reported.
The Laurel Police Department reported that 25-year-old Carter, Fayette, was reported missing last year. He was reported last seen on Oct. 2, 2022, at the Super 8 hotel in Laurel.
In November 2022, the Smith County Sheriff’s Department reported that remains were located in a wooded area just south of Taylorsville. The remains were believed to be Carter’s.
This is the second protest that WDAM 7 has reported in Taylorsville.
At the end of 2022, a march was held demanding answers about Carter’s death.
Houston said the case is being investigated by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
MBI said it’s assisting the Smith County Sheriff’s Department on this case. This is an open and ongoing investigation, and no further comment will be made at this time.
If anyone has any information, please submit a tip to MBITIPS@dps.ms.gov. All tips are anonymous.
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