DeSoto County man charged with killing his brother captured

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Marquis Townes

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — A DeSoto County man shot and killed his brother at their home Monday, authorities said.

DeSoto County detectives obtained a warrant for Marquis Tantorin Townes, who was charged with murder in the shooting death of his brother Martrez Townes.

Authorities say it happened following an “incident” late Monday afternoon at a home in the 1900 block of Gaines Road between Hernando and Coldwater. They did not specify what that incident was.

Desoto County authorities said Townes was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after he was spotted driving his brother’s truck by Hernando police.

He was given a $1 million bond and charged with murder and felon in possession of a weapon.

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