Search resumes for Mississippian accused of killing, arson

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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 3:25 PM

JAYESS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a Mississippi man who they say shot and killed a neighbor, set two houses on fire, and then vanished into rural south Mississippi woodlands.

Lawrence County Sheriff Lessie Butler tells local media that the search for 56-year-old Tony Wilson resumed Wednesday morning after being suspended at about 3 a.m.

Butler says the state fire marshal's office is also investigating the burned buildings.

Investigators believe Wilson shot and killed a neighbor, Henry Peavey, in a dispute over a parcel of land.

Authorities also say Wilson wounded Peavey's wife, although the nature of Kathryn Peavey's injuries is unclear. She was hospitalized in Jackson.