Jackson County

Sheriff: Arrest made in death of Charles Mason in Jackson County (updated 12:29 p.m.)

PASCAGOULA - Jackson County investigators this morning arrested a St. Martin woman for the March 2nd murder of Charles Ike Mason who was found shot in the back at his home in the Helena community.

Sheriff Mike Byrd said Donna Marie Freeman, 33, of the 14000 block of Lemoyne Blvd. was arrested at her residence without incident shortly after midnight.

She has been charged with capital murder and is being held at the Jackson County jail. Her initial appearance is Monday.

Byrd said Freeman, who knew the victim for a year or two, allegedly took an undisclosed amount of cash from Mason's pocket after shooting him.

The Sun Herald updates this story as more information becomes available.