GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Diamondhead man is in custody following a fatal hit-and-run. It happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 49 and Airport Road.
When police responded to the area, they found the 64-year-old Kenneth L. Jones, who was pronounced dead at the scene. A maroon SUV was last seen heading north on Three Rivers Road towards Creosote Road.
Around 11:45 a.m. Sunday, 26-year-old Tyler Dwain Clemons turned himself into the Gulfport Police Department and was charged with one felony county of leaving the scene of an accident causing death.
Clemons was taken to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility to be held in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Gulfport Police at 228-896-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crimestoppers at 877-787-5898.