On March 31, 2023, the George County Sheriff’s Office took a report from family members of a missing person. She was identified as 31-year-old Kayla Brooke Crawford of Lucedale.
The last contact her family had with her was in late March of this year.
George County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators and Deputies have spent the time since that report following up on any and all leads in this case, including working with other jurisdictions to locate and question known associates of Ms. Crawford and her family.
Additionally, a ground search involving many different agencies was conducted in an attempt to locate the victim or any information as to her whereabouts.
After an extensive investigation, on Thursday, July 27th, George County Sheriff’s Office Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for First Degree Murder for Kayla’s husband, 32-year-old Jacob Kyle McIntosh of Lucedale, MS.
McIntosh is described as a white male, approximately 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighing approximately 130 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He has several tattoos, including the words “Kayla” on his chest, “Jace” on his stomach, and “FTW” on his right arm.
McIntosh may be driving a black 2003 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 with an AL license plate #180775M, registered to Kayla Crawford.
He may have access to firearms and should be considered armed and dangerous.
If you encounter this individual, do not approach him and contact your local law enforcement office immediately.
McIntosh has been entered as a Wanted Person on NCIC for this warrant, as well as a Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Drug Court.
Sheriff Keith Havard would like to thank all those individuals and agencies that continue to assist in this investigation, and he commends the hard work and dedication of the Investigators and Deputies who have spent countless man-hours following leads and sifting through information.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811.
The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is available for reporting anonymous crime tips by calling 877.787.5898.