HCSO Deputies acting on a tip from citizens were able to detain wanted arson suspect, Delvin McLaurin and take him into custody this evening in Terry near the Hinds/Copiah County line. He will be transferred to @JacksonMSPolice for further questioning. pic.twitter.com/Dfb2FKDCha
— TyreeJonesSheriff (@TyreeSheriff) November 8, 2022
Arson suspect Devin McLaurin was arrested a short time ago, law enforcement officials said.
McLaurin, who is a Mississippi Valley State student, is suspected in seven arsons overnight, including two churches. He was arrested less than an hour ago in the Terry area after a several-hour manhunt.
Officials said it was a fairly uneventful arrest. He has been transported to JPD.
The locations that were burned were as follows:
- The Baseball Field at Jackson State University’s Campus
- Greater Bethlehem Temple Church- 1505 Robinson Street
- Epiphany Church- 1230 Isaiah Montgomery
Convenience Store on Terry Road
Central Street and Dalton
1101 Pascagoula Street
Terry Road and Cherry Street
This is a developing story.