Man charged with murder and aggravated assault in Greene County

A Lucedale man is now behind bars for two murders that happened shortly after midnight on December 12th in Leakesville.

Greene County investigators have issued warrants for the arrest of 35-year-old Derrick Dewayne Chavers.

Chavers is charged with two counts of homicide for killing 23-year-old Wesley Kyle Smith of Lucedale and 17-year-old Thomas Levi Lewis of Richton.

Chavers is also charged with aggravated assault for causing serious bodily injury to 25 year old Christopher Cody Smith of Lucedale.

Investigators say Chavers was driving a Can Am Commander ATV on Louisiana Street and killed two and seriously injured another.

While they have interviewed several witnesses, Sheriff McLeod feels there are still more witnesses that need to come forward and speak with investigators.

He is being held in the Greene County Jail awaiting a first appearance before the judge.

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