Crime

Woman declined to answer questions about teen killing, official says

Tracey Dubose from her arrest Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana.
Tracey Dubose from her arrest Wednesday on a charge of possession of marijuana.

A woman wanted for questioning in a murder investigation involving her son has declined to talk, but has been arrested on a felony drug charge, a detective said.

Tracey Lavern Dubose, 43, declined to answer questions in the murder case after she turned herself in on a felony drug charge Wednesday, sheriff’s Lt. Coley Judy said.

Her son, Edward Earl Dubose, 22, is held on a murder charge in the March 20 killing of 17-year-old TyJuan Johnson on Hopewell Lane. The sheriff’s department released pictures of Tracey Dubose and her boyfriend Tuesday, saying both were wanted.

The day after the shooting, deputies searched the Dubose home on Freemont Street and said they found a felony amount of marijuana.

Tracey Dubose’s boyfriend, Eric Lashay Boykin Sr., 45, is still sought. To give a tip on his whereabouts, call the sheriff’s criminal investigations division at 228-896-0678.

Johnson, one of seven siblings, was shot several times about 11:30 p.m. Deputies who went to the scene found him in a driveway in the Crown Hill subdivision. He was shot after an argument, but drugs were not an issue, Judy said.

Edward Dubose is held on at $2 million bond at the Harrison County jail.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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