Crime

Two men arrested in connection with a Harrison County murder

Dannie Wayne Bergeron Jr., left, and Jacob Tyler Scaife
Dannie Wayne Bergeron Jr., left, and Jacob Tyler Scaife Harrison County Adult Detention Center

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men in connection with a Saturday homicide.

Sheriff Troy Peterson announced the arrest of Dannie Wayne Bergeron Jr., 19, on one count of murder and Jacob Tyler Scaife, 21, on one count of accessory after the fact to murder.

According to Peterson, deputies responded to the 15000 block of Mills Road in Gulfport on Saturday on a report of a woman being shot. Deputies found a 27-year-old victim in the garage deceased with a gunshot wound to the head.

Peterson said deputies learned from witnesses that Bergeron was responsible for shooting the victim and that Bergeron and Scaife had both fled together in a vehicle.

Investigators learned both Bergeron and Scaife had fled to Franklington, Louisiana, to a relative’s house. Investigators contacted the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Department in Louisiana about the location of Bergeron and Scaife. The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Department located Bergeron and Scaife at the relative's residence, and they were taken into custody.

Peterson said Bergeron and Scaife will be extradited back from Louisiana pending an extradition hearing and will be held at the Harrison County jail.

Bergeron will be held in lieu of a $1 million bond, and Scaife will be held in lieu of a $200,000 bond. Both bonds were set by Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray.

The Gulfport Police Department Crime Scene Unit and the Harrison County District Attorney's Office assisted in the investigation.

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