Argument leads to gunfire, murder charge for man in Clay County

MANTEE, Miss. (WCBI) – An argument in Mantee led to gunfire and a murder charge.

Myquinton Barr24-year-old Myquinton Barr is in the Clay County jail.

He was accused of shooting 40-year-old Charles Knox at a home on Dixie Road.

Sheriff Eddie Scott said the gunfire started about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Scott is not releasing what sparked the argument.

Coroner Alvin Carter said Knox was taken in a vehicle to meet an ambulance. That ambulance took him to a West Point hospital where he died.

Bond for Barr has not been set.

“Investigators did recover a firearm that was used in the homicide. We now have Mr. Barr in custody. As of right now, he is scheduled for an arraignment tomorrow [Tuesday] in Clay County Justice Court,” said Scott.

Knox will be taken to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

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