JAYESS, Miss. – A Mississippi man accused of killing a neighbor, beating his wife and setting two houses on fire has been found dead.
Lawrence County Sheriff Lessie Butler tells reporters that Tony Wilson was found dead Monday, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot. He was accused of killing Henry Peavey on Dec. 19. Officials have said a dispute over who owned a piece of land sparked the shooting.
Wilson fled authorities after killing Peavy and beating his wife, Kathryn Peavy.
Butler says someone spotted the 56-year-old Wilson on Monday. A K9 unit and a SWAT team surrounded a camper and that's when the sheriff believes Wilson killed himself.