Jones County deputies capture homicide suspect

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Jones County deputies have captured a man wanted in connection with the death of a woman.

Deputies said they arrested Marty Breazeale, 48, of Laurel, in a pine grove overnight after responding to a suspicious person complaint near the Bok Homa casino.

Breazeale was taken to Jones County Adult Detention Center until his first appearance in Jones County Court on Wednesday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Investigators say Breazeale is wanted in connection with the murder of Brittany Nicole Holifield. She was found dead in the Leaf River on Sunday, May 15.

  • Jones County deputies capture homicide suspect

Boaters discovered his body near the Highway 590 bridge and a boat launch. Holifield’s body was taken to the Mississippi Crime Lab in Gulfport, where she was identified on Monday, May 16.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department will hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 to provide further information on the case.


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