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Cleveland Man Possibly Kidnapped Before Being Shot and Killed

On Monday. February 28th, 2022 at approximately 10:30 am the Bolivar Country Sheriffs Office received a 911 call that a male subject had been possibly kidnapped by several individuals.

The caller was able to track the location of the victim’s cellphone. The victim was located off US-61 on a gravel road at the intersection of North Bayou in Merigold, MS. The victim was found shot lying in the passenger seat of a white Buick Regal. The victim, John Hutton II, age 19 of Cleveland suffered from a single gunshot wound to the chest area.

The Bolivar County Sheriff’s Office is actively pursuing individuals responsible for this crime. If anyone has information about the crime, please call the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Office at (662)843-5378 or Cleveland-Bolivar County Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.