JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) –
All 3 suspects in custody for the kidnapping and shooting death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier have actually been charged with capital murder. No bond was provided. They will appear in court on Monday.
19-year-old Byron McBride, 18-year-old DeAllen Washington and 18-year-old Dwan Diondro Wakefield have actually all been arrested in the slaying of the child.
A press conference was hung on Thursday night in which Hinds County Constable Victor Mason exposed that a deputy was dispatched to the Kroger on I-55 North in Jackson after a witness reported a female came out of the store reporting that her car was missing out on. That deputy prepared a case number for auto theft.
Sheriff Mason states at that point they did not receive details that a kid remained in the car and missing out on. When that details was exposed, deputies then got in touch with Mississippi Highway Patrol and then the Jackson Authorities Department.
JPD Leader Tyree Jones states that officers then responded to the scene of the auto theft and kidnapping and had the ability to acquire info on the automobiles involved in the case.
A witness called authorities and was able to supply information about the last person seen driving the silver Honda Civic, utilized by the suspects. Police were able to get a favorable identity of the chauffeur, who they verify is one of the 3 under arrest.
It was at that point that MBI provided the Amber Alert and were able to start assisting in the examination.
Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker and Madison and Rankin counties District Lawyer Michael Guest state that all three suspects in custody for the death have been accuseded of capital murder. It’s possible that through the course of the investigation charges could be changed or customized. All 3 were given no bond.
McBride was collared by U.S. Marshals in Ridgeland and Washington was nabbed on Thursday afternoon by Hinds County Sheriff’s Deputies.
We were on the scene when Washington was taken in for questioning:
Washington, from Jackson, does have a criminal background. He was arrested in Madison County in 2016 for armed robbery.
WLBT uncovered an image that was tweeted to Washington from the other male thought to be involved in this heinous criminal offense spree, Dwan Wakefield.
Wakefield, of Ridgeland, was collared on Holmes Opportunity in Jackson right before 11 a.m. We’ve verified that Wakefield goes to Ridgeland High School where he played quarterback on the football group.
Madison County Schools Superintendent Ronnie McGehee stated this is a tragic scenario on all parts and they are praying for everybody included.
One Jackson resident identified Wakefield on the run in a west Jackson area.
“By the time he came to us, we met him down the street and we were speaking to him and he stated he was going to turn himself in,” stated the homeowner. “I thought about it and I said ‘you have to get on the ground’. He didn’t wish to at first and I stated ‘you have to get on the ground’.”
Little Kingston Frazier was last seen Thursday early morning at about 1:15 in the parking area of the Kroger prior to he was presumably abducted.
Inning accordance with the Hinds County Constable’s office, his mommy, Ebony Archie, reached Kroger in her Toyota Camry and ran inside the shop for a couple of minutes. She apparently left her vehicle running and her son inside the automobile.
Within a short time, authorities state 2 topics in a Honda Civic brought up to Archie’s vehicle. The traveler of the Honda, a 6 foot tall black male, left his automobile and jumped in Archie’s vehicle with the kid inside. Both cars sped away.
Cops found Frazier dead of a single gunshot injury in the backseat of the stolen Toyota Camry in Gluckstadt at some point prior to 10 a.m.
The taken car was found on Gluckstadt Road at a dead end behind the ABC storage facility. It has actually been required to the State Criminal activity Lab, along with the body of the little kid who has been taken there for autopsy.
A multi jurisdictional examination is underway involving Jackson Authorities Department, Hinds County Sheriff’s Workplace, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Madison County Constable’s Office. All companies are working jointly on this case.
Little Kingston Frazier was supposed to finish from kindergarten today from North Jackson Primary school.
“Kingston was among our kindergarten scholars,” stated North Jackson Primary school’s Principal, Kimberly Smith. “He was a really fun-loving child. He was everybody’s infant. He was a sweet child to be around. He was Kingston.”
“He didn’t get to see the rest of his young life established,” said Koretta Collins, who has an 8-year-old at North Jackson Elementary.
Tonya Harden states her daughter was friends with Kingston.
“She’s sad, I’m going to have to actually talk with her,” sighed Harden. “I believe it’s going to make me hug my baby and my grandkids a little bit tighter.”
The graduation ceremony went on as set up, however was even more bitter than sweet. Specifically, says Principal Smith, for Kingston’s mom.
“I can not imagine how she feels today,” said Principal Smith. “I cannot picture.”
JPS states they will be providing grief counseling for students and personnel at the school
And for Kingston Frazier’s parents, Principal Smith said, “Whatever North Jackson can do for the household, we will exist. All she has to do is let us understand – she doesn’t even need to ask, Just let us know, and we exist.”
Principal Smith says the school is not going to go over information of the crime with students – that depends on parents to decide how they want to handle that task. JPS launched this declaration today:
“The Jackson Public School District is deeply saddened by the terrible death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Frazier. He was cherished by his schoolmates and instructors and will undoubtedly be missed out on. The District is offering grief counselors to the students and personnel of the school. We ask all residents to keep the Frazier household in their thoughts and prayers.”
A 6 yr old boy who was abducted & & eliminated today leaves his mark at North Jackson Elementary. He was supposed to graduate kindergarten today pic.twitter.com/yYQOXblIIn
— Marie Edinger (@MarieEdinger) May 18, 2017 Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber launched this declaration Thursday night:
“At this time, all of us share the sentiment of a broken heart for Kingston and his household. It is very important that we reveal and ensure, that as a City, there is no tolerance on any level for acts of violence versus children. Now is the time for Jacksonians to unite under the banner of love and repair. The bereaved family remains in our prayers as we continue to seek justice for Kingston.”
Governor Phil Bryant launched this declaration Thursday night:
There are no words to express the anger and sadness over the loss of Kingston Frazier. The innocence and life of a six-year-old child have been taken by a horrific criminal offense. It is time this ridiculous violence end. We can all pray that God will lighten the pain of Kingston’s family and friends, while we hold the guilty responsible.
Timeline of events
1:15 a.m. – 6-year-old Kingston Frazier is last seen in the parking lot of the Kroger on I-55 North in Jackson. A brief time later on two topics pull up to his mother’s Toyota Camry in a Honda Civic. The traveler of the Honda Civic gets out of the cars and truck and leaps inside the Camry, with the kid inside, and both automobiles speed away from the parking area.
2:30 a.m. – A Hinds County Deputy saw a lady coming out of Kroger and she stated that her automobile was missing.
4:31 a.m. – MBI issues an Amber Alert for Kingston Frazier.
7:06 a.m. – MBI releases details on second automobile (Honda Civic) and a description of the traveler who left the automobile and took the Camry with the kid inside.
9:43 a.m. – MBI cancels the Amber Alert for Kingston Frazier.
9:57 a.m. – WLBT gets here to the scene in Gluckstadt where authorities said the kid and stolen car were recuperated on Gluckstadt Road.
10:46 a.m. – JPD Leader Tyree Jones and Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker verify that 6-year-old Kingston Frazier had actually been discovered dead in the back seat of the automobile after being shot.
11:25 a.m. – 18-year-old Dwan Diondro Wakefield, of Ridgeland, is apprehended on Holmes Opportunity in the kidnapping and slaying of the little boy.
11:38 a.m. – Hinds County Sheriff’s Office validates a second individual, 18-year-old DeAllen Washington, is a suspect in the kidnapping and shooting death of the kid.
2:24 p.m. – Washington lies and transported for questioning in the kidnapping and death of Kingston Frazier.
4:00 p.m. – A third suspect, 19-year-old Byron McBride, was taken into custody.
5:15 p.m. – Examining firms hold interview at Madison County Constable’s Workplace where they announce that 3 suspects have actually been charged with capital murder.
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