Local

Sheriff says man in custody is suspect in woman’s death

Brandon Smith has been identified as a suspect in the death of Elizabeth Corene Jones of Vancleave. He was arrested by Gautier police early Sunday on an unrelated charged.
Brandon Smith has been identified as a suspect in the death of Elizabeth Corene Jones of Vancleave. He was arrested by Gautier police early Sunday on an unrelated charged.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said investigators have arrested a man they believe killed a Vancleave woman Saturday in her home.

A release from the Sheriff's Office said Brandon Colby Smith, 33, of 7414 Frank Griffin Road in Moss Point was arrested by Gautier police early Sunday on an unrelated charged, but they will seek a murder charge against him in the death of Elizabeth Corene Jones, 30, of Vancleave.

Jones’ body was found about 6 p.m. Saturday at 13409 Ridgeland Road.

Smith is being held in the Jackson County Jail without bond. Jail records show he was being held on two misdeamors — public drunk and possession of paraphernalia — before he became a suspect in the Vancleave death.

  Comments