COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) - Authorities in Georgia have arrested a Mississippi man on a murder warrant following a shooting death on U.S. Highway 98 West in Marion County.
Gainesville, Ga., Police Lt. Nina Harkins says 19-year-old John David Smith Jr. of Columbia, Miss., was being held Monday. Smith is being charged in the death of 55-year-old Joe Von Stringer who was gunned down on Sunday.
Authorities say Smith was taken into custody without incident at a gas station. Marion County investigations and agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation were searching for Smith after they learned that the victim had allegedly been in contact with Smith who had a friend in Gainesville, Ga.