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Arrests Made in Double Homicide


The Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a double homicide.

On July 1, authorities responded to a shots fired call in Doddsville. When they arrived, they discovered that two men had been shot.

The first victim was identified as 33-year-old Octavis Martin, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, 23-year-old Darvarius Martin, was pronounced dead at North Sunflower Medical Center.

Two men have been arrested and charged, according to Sheriff James Haywood.

34-year-old Randall Ross was arrested and charged with murder. His bond was set at $1 million.

54-year-old Kelvin Castleberry of Ruleville was also arrested. He was charged with accessory to murder, and bond was set at $500 thousand.

Investigators are actively following leads.