Shooting suspect sought, jewelry found

Published 7:00 am Friday, May 30, 2014

Investigators are seeking a suspect believed to be involved in the shooting of an occupied dwelling and, in a separate case, caught a suspect who sold jewelry stolen from a home.

Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Det. Lance Spiers said the shooting occurred on May 15, at a home located at 122 Marsha St., in Nicholson.

Witnesses reported seeing a man get out of his vehicle that night and fire multiple shots into the home at that address, Spiers said.

Investigators arrived and recovered 24 shell casings from the scene, Spiers said.

No one was injured in the incident, but the investigation was able to identify a suspect, 20-year-old Linnzell Washington of 608 Lewis Circle, Spiers said.

It is suspected the shooting was the result of retaliation from a previous incident, which could have also been a shooting, Spiers said.

The department is requesting information on Washington’s whereabouts. Anyone with information can call the department at 601-749-7700.

A separate grand larceny case was solved after investigators received information that a home in the 100 block of Curly Seal Road had been broken into and jewelry had been stolen, Spiers said.

The burglary was reported on May 20, where the residents reported that a large amount of jewelry had been stolen from the home, Spiers said.

Through an investigation, the stolen jewelry was discovered at a shop in Slidell, La., leading the detectives to establish 54-year-old William Craft of 130 Curly Seal Rd., as the suspect who sold the jewelry. He was arrested on May 22, for grand larceny, Spiers said.