Jones County ID's Man in Fatal Hit-and-Run

5:39 PM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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Correction: This story originally gave an incorrect location. The body was found on Wheeler Road, off Highway 11, the Monticello Highway.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a fatal hit and run that apparently happened last night.

The body of 28-year-old man Marquis DeShaun Lawson was found on the 300 block of Wheeler Road. That's off Highway 11, the Monticello Highway.

Capt. Earl Humphries says investigators believe the man was hit between 8 p.m. Wednesday and midnight. There were no witnesses.

But they are looking for a "vehicle of interest" Humphries described as a "utility-style vehicle with a boom or bucket attached." He said the vehicle was seen in the neighborhood yesterday.

The sheriff's department is not releasing any further information at this time.

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