A second suspect has been arrested in the murder of a Lucedale man who was shot to death while sitting in a barber shop waiting for a haircut. At approximately 9 p.m. Sunday, July 26, D’Iberville police made a traffic stop and arrested Jamar Jackson, 20, of Lucedale. Jackson was being sought by the Lucedale Police Department in connection with the shooting, according to Lucedale Chief of Police Kellum Fairley. Jackson was taken to the Harrison County Correctional Facility pending transport to George County. Jackson was the second man charged in the murder. On Friday, July 17, Dalen D. Wright, 21, was arrested and charged with the July 10 capital murder of Jeffrey Fairley. Fairley, 32, originally from the Benndale community, was waiting his turn for a haircut when Wright, Jackson and possibly some other individuals entered the Quality Cut barber shop. A fight broke out between the men and Fairley, ending when the men pulled weapons and shot Fairley multiple times. While investigators have not released any motive for the shooting, it appears Fairley may simply have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, according to Chief Kellum Fairley. Jeffrey Fairley was a nephew to Lucedale Police Chief Kellum Fairley and a son of the late Louis Calvin (L.C.) Fairley, who was a Chief of Police in New Augusta until his death earlier this year. Both Wright and Jackson have been charged in other crimes and were out of jail on bond. In April of this year Jackson was arrested by the George County Sheriff’s Deputies as a suspect in a shooting in the Benndale community. In that incident, two men were shot and wounded at a residence on Jim Jam Road. Jackson turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Department a short time later. In April 2019, Wright was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Wright made his first appearance in Municipal Court on Friday, July 17. Bond was set at $100,000. He is currently being held in the George Regional Correctional Facility pending trial. As of Tuesday morning, Jackson was still being held in the Harrison County Correctional Facility awaiting extradition to George County. Chief Fairley said the investigation is continuing and that he expects more arrests will be made in the near future.
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