Two Huntsville men in custody in Mississippi slaying

Published 6:02 pm Friday, April 6, 2007

Two young Huntsville men sought in the robbery and slaying of a Mississippi man have surrendered to authorities.

Coley Roberts turned himself in to the Madison County Sheriff’s office on Thursday, a day after Darrious Baker also surrendered.

Roberts and Baker, both 19, are wanted for questioning in the Sunday murder of Laventric Vantrell Eades, 29, in Meridian, Miss.

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Mississippi authorities said that the two men crashed the front door of a Meridian home occupied by Eades, Dennis D. Johnson and two young children.

Eades was shot once in the upper torso and was pronounced dead at a local hospital later that morning. Johnson and the children were not hurt.

Authorities said an undisclosed amount of money was reportedly taken during the attack.