Mississippi murder suspect arrested in Ruston with multiple charges including murder, kidnapping

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UPDATE: [10:00 p.m. 7/7/2017]

A house on North 22nd street in Monroe is home to the man police said killed 56-year-old Anthony Turner in Jackson Mississippi.

The man now charged with his murder is 25-year-old Johnny Ray Wilson.

“Allegedly Johnny Ray produced a handgun and shot the victim once in the head,” Commander Tyree Jones with the Jackson Police Department said.

Police arrested Wilson where we were only hours before at the Peachland Mobile Home Park in Ruston. 

It’s just down the street from where deputies found Turner’s stolen car, which they said Wilson drove and abandoned. 

“We believe Johnny Ray Wilson and J’Marquis Moore worked in concert with each other,” Commander Jones added. 

Police said J’Marquis Moore is Wilson’s partner and they live together at the house in Monroe. 

He’s charged with aggravated assault, auto theft, kidnapping and accessory after Turner’s killing.

“After Johnny Ray Wilson allegedly shot him that’s when he shot the other victim and kidnapped him from the location and took the victim’s car and drove him to Monroe, Louisiana,” Commander Jones said.

Police said Wilson and Moore kidnapped another man whom Wilson shot, then dropped him off at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe.

“All of these individuals know each other and based on evidence and information we have there was some sort of dating relationship between the individuals as well,” Commander Jones added. 


The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has captured the suspect wanted for murder out of Jackson, Mississippi in Ruston, Louisiana and have arrested another suspect involved with the case.

Johnny Ray Wilson was arrested around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night.

Wilson was wanted for murder out of Jackson, Mississippi.

During the evening hours of Thursday, July 6, 2017, law enforcement received credible information that the suspect could possibly be located at a residence located within the Peachland Mobile Home Park (#128), located on US 80, west of Ruston, LA.

Units from the following agencies responded to the scene:

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Ruston Police Department

Louisiana State Police

United States Marshal’s Service

It was determined that Johnny Ray Wilson was located within the residence.

Wilson was initially reluctant to present himself to L/E officers.

The presence of Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office’s K9 “Boco” prompted Wilson to exit the rear of the residence and surrender where he was placed under arrest.

In this process, all persons present were identified.

Jackson Police Department was contacted and advised of the arrest.

While speaking to Jackson Police, they advised officers on the scene that warrants had also been issued for J’Marquis Moore for his involvement in this incident.

J’Marcus Moore

Moore was also placed under arrest.

Charges range as follows:

WILSON, Johnny Ray

– Murder (warrant # 2017-107634)

– Auto Theft

– Aggravated Assault

– Kidnapping

MOORE, J’Marquis

– Auto Theft

– Aggravated Assault

– Kidnapping

Both suspects are in custody and awaiting extradition back to the State of Mississippi.

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