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A suspect allegedly involved in a Monday shooting at 1816 Stowood Road has been charged with murder, according to Oktibbeha County Deputy Sheriff Chadd Garnett.
Bail for Kewon Delarryous Doss, 19, of 1816 Stowood Road, will be set Wednesday. It is not currently known what time he will appear before the Oktibbeha County Justice Court. He is charged with killing 38-year-old Larry Davis, his uncle, with what authorities are saying is a medium caliber handgun.
The pursuit for Doss, which Garnett said lasted approximately five hours, ultimately took officers to a pasture in the Rock Hill Road area in eastern Oktibbeha County. When deputies returned to the sheriff's office to develop a new search plan, Doss, with the assistance of family members, turned himself in at approximately 9:45 p.m.
The Oktibbeha County School District Board of Directors received an evaluation report from the Mississippi Department of Education on both East Oktibbeha County Elementary School and East Oktibbeha County High School, which need to raise test scores this year or risk becoming charter schools.
Each school was visited in early September by a six-person observation team made up of highly experienced educational professionals contracted by MDE. The observations were simply a â€śsnapshot,â€ť one MDE representative said, which included classroom observations, interviews and building walk-throughs to examine factors that would impact academic performance.
The report lists each schoolâ€™s strengths and challenges, along with findings and recommendations on leadership, curriculum and assessment, delivery of instruction and school climate and safety.
A suspect allegedly involved in a Monday afternoon shooting turned himself into authorities after alluding law enforcement for almost eight hours.
Shortly after 10 p.m., Oktibbeha County Chief Deputy Chadd Garnett said Kewon Delarryous Doss, 19, of 1816 Stowood Road, surrendered to authorities after he was sought for questioning in the shooting death of Larry Davis, his uncle.
At press time, charges were still pending.
Deputies responded to a call of shots fired with injuries at 1816 Stowood Road shortly after 2 p.m. Monday and found Davis, 38, inside the home with a single gunshot wound to the torso. Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt pronounced Davis dead at the scene.
Incoming Gov. Phil Bryantâ€™s swearing-in ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. today on the Mississippi State Capitolâ€™s south steps, weather permitting.
If the morning weather deteriorates, the ceremony could move into the Capitol. After taking the governorâ€™s oath of office, Bryant will officially become the stateâ€™s 64th governor, succeeding two-term Republican Gov. Haley Barbour.
On Monday, Bryantâ€™s communication director, Mick Bullock, confirmed the cancellation of the inaugural parade due to the possibility of heavy afternoon rains in Jackson. The parade, Bullock said, is postponed until noon Jan. 21.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees is expected to produce a list of candidates to interview for the districtâ€™s superintendent position during tonightâ€™s 6 p.m. meeting in the Greensboro Center.
â€śI still have a very positive impression of the pool,â€ť board President Keith Coble said. â€ś(The meeting) is going to start the process in how we move forward.â€ť
The Mississippi School Board Association spent several weeks in November interviewing candidates, checking references and writing up a report. The school board received the report in December, but took the holiday break to review the extensive report and make decisions.
Coble said the board members will discuss whom they would like to interview in executive session tonight.