Covington County man charged with murder; bond set at $1M


COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A homicide investigation has led to an arrest after 20-year-old Dewayne Haynes was found deceased at home.

Early Tuesday morning, Covington County deputies were dispatched to an address in the northeast part of the county in reference to a possible assault.

When deputies arrived to the scene, they encountered the suspect, Zachary Barnes, and arrested him.

Haynes was located in a bedroom at the residence. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and soon pronounced him dead.

Barnes was transported to police custody and later charged with murder. His bond was set at $1,000,000 by Justice Court Judge Bobby Mooney.

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