Three arrested, charged with murder after Canton man found shot to death in yard

Lt. Ware says more arrests will follow.

Three arrested, charged with murder after Canton man found shot to death in yard
30-year-old Levor Taylor. (Source: Canton PD)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Three people have been arrested for the murder of a Canton man on January 15th.

According to Canton Lt. Terrance Ware, 30-year-old Levor Taylor was arrested Thursday night at a Ridgeland hotel. He is charged with murder.

Twenty-two-year-old Jeremy Flowers and 33-year-old Stacie Cheeks were both previously arrested and charged with murder.

Canton murder arrests; Source: Canton PD
Canton murder arrests; Source: Canton PD

Lt. Ware says more arrests will follow.

The city’s first homicide of the year happened shortly after 3 p.m. on Jackson Street.

When investigators arrived at the scene, they found a man who they say was shot and killed, lying in the yard with a gunshot wound to the back.

The victim was identified as 34-year-old Aaron Smith.

The motive for the shooting is still unknown.

This investigation is ongoing.

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