Crime

Moss Point man charged with capital murder in driveway killing

Moss Point police said a suspect in the death of a woman found dead in her driveway will be charged with murder.

The police said Octavius Montego Black, 31, of Moss Point turned himself in Saturday to the Prentiss Police Department.

Betty J. Vaughans’ 2003 Cadillace Escalade was also found in Prentiss, the police said. Vaughans, 58, was found dead in her driveway Thursday at her home off Griffin Street on Bellevue Avenue. Her Cadillac was missing.

Police have not said what was the motive for the crime.

“The victim and suspect are known to each other and at this time we are not releasing how they are known to each other,” said the release from Moss Point Police Chief Brandon Ashley.

Black is being held without bond at the Jackson County jail.

The police said anyone with information about the crime should contact Detective Kimberlee Snowden or the Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1711, or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 with tips.

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