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WANTED: Wiggins murder suspect also connected to Gulfport drive-by shooting

Jermaine Rashaod Mayers, 17, is the prime suspect in the November 16 shooting death of Jacoby...
Jermaine Rashaod Mayers, 17, is the prime suspect in the November 16 shooting death of Jacoby Lebbaeus Bolton, 19. Mayers was already wanted in connection to an April 2021 drive-by shooting in Gulfport that wounded three people, including a juvenile.(Gulfport Police Dept.)
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 3:32 PM CST
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WIGGINS, Miss. (WLOX) - A week old murder in Wiggins and an April drive by shooting in Gulfport have an apparent connection: Investigators believe the alleged triggerman is the same person.

Jermaine Rashaod Mayers, 17, is the prime suspect in the November 16 shooting death of Jacoby Lebbaeus Bolton, 19. Mayers was already wanted in connection to an April 2021 drive-by shooting in Gulfport that wounded three people, including a juvenile.

Tuesday, Wiggins Police released several pictures of Mayers, also known as “Bang,” hoping someone would come forward with information about his location. They warn that he “should be considered armed and dangerous.”

Mayers has been a wanted man for seven months, and that’s frustrating for law enforcement.

“I would think he’s receiving some help. Someone is helping him, putting him up, letting him stay on a couch or something like that,” said Wiggins Police Chief Jeff Thomas. “We need witnesses to step forward to give us some info on what actually occurred that night and the possible location of where our suspect is located. We really need to get him off the streets.”

“It’s an ongoing problem: people want to get involved, but again don’t want to get involved. And we need their help to solve these cases.”

If you have any information on the location of Mayers or either of these crimes, you’re asked to call Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898. As always, tips can be left anonymously.

Jermaine "Bang" Mayers is wanted by Wiggins Police for questioning in the death of Jacoby Bolton.
Jermaine "Bang" Mayers is wanted by Wiggins Police for questioning in the death of Jacoby Bolton.(Wiggins Police Dept.)

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