September 22, 2021

Walthall County authorities ask for public’s help locating murder suspect

Therese Apel

Yerby Hughes

The Walthall County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man believed to be connected to the county’s latest homicide.

Police are on the lookout for Yerby Hughes, 44, who they’d like to question in the death of Chad Bryant.

Bryant was found shot to death Tuesday morning on Kirkland Road in Tylertown.

If you see Hughes, do not approach him, and call 911 immediately. Hughes is believed to be driving a white single-cab Ford F-150 possibly bearing a Walthall County plate.

Please contact the Walthall County Sheriff’s Department at 601-876-3481 with any information on Hughes’ whereabouts.

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