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The latest: Lawrence County man still on the run

As of 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, officials were expanding the search for Tony Wilson who they believe shot and killed Henry Peavy and set two homes on fire.

Warren Strain with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said that Tuesday evening officers were searching the wooded areas near Jayess in Lawrence County.

Lawrence County Sheriff Lessie Butler said that Wilson and Peavy have fought over the ownership of the land which Peavy was granted the title to.

Reports say that one man is dead and his wife was injured as the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office responded to an active shooter call off of Frog Road earlier today.

Officials at the scene have reportedly identified Tony Wilson as the shooter and ID’ed the victim as Henry Peavy. Wilson is reportedly inside of a the mobile home that the police have surrounded. The Monticello Fire Department was also dispatched to the scene because of a fire that was started.

The Daily Leader reports that a land dispute between the two led to the shooting and the fire. It is believed that Wilson set Peavy’s home on fire. Henry was killed and his wife was burned in the fire and is being taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Deputies were waiting on a SWAT unit and did not know if the suspect was armed inside the home.

 

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