Man killed in Copiah Co. identified; four suspects charged with his murder

Investigators have reason to believe that the suspects, who were arrested in various areas of Copiah Co., all knew the victim.

Man killed in Copiah Co. identified; four suspects charged with his murder
Canvis Hester was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds on County Farm Rd. Source: Copiah Co. SO

COPIAH COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The Copiah County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a homicide that happened Sunday morning.

According to Sheriff Harold Jones, a man was killed on County Farm Road.

The sheriff has identified the victim as 33-year-old Canvis Hester of Hazlehurst. He was found on the side of the road with multiple gunshot wounds.

Twenty-year-old Dajour Nashay Sutton of Hazlehurst; 22-year-old Augustyn Lewis of Crystal Springs; 22-year-old Antonio Bailey of Crystal Springs; and 39-year-old Kimberly Sutton were arrested on Tuesday in connection to his murder.

All four suspects have been charged with capital murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.

Investigators have reason to believe that the suspects, who were arrested in various areas of Copiah County, all knew the victim.

A motive has not been determined at this point, and Copiah County Sheriff’s Office continues to actively investigate the case.

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