Possible murder suspect wanted after body was found in parking lot of Ocean Springs hotel

On September 4th 2017 at 1552hrs (3:52pm) it was reported that a dead body was in the parking lot of the Travel Lodge Hotel here in the City of Ocean Springs. Officers arrived on scene and observed a white male face down in the parking lot with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. While members from the Criminal Investigation Division were processing the crime scene at the Travel Lodge, the Jackson County Sheriff Department contacted Ocean Springs Police Department that their office was notified of a female at a convenience store in their jurisdiction had information on a possible murder here in the City of Ocean Springs. The witness to the crime of murder was interviewed a gave the Criminal Investigations Division a name of the suspect that committed the crime of murder. (Nicky J. Johns; dob: 07-15-1980; 1524 E. Burt Dr., Columbia, TN) it is believed that Nicky J. Johns is possibly traveling in a newer model blue Ford Taurus, unknown what direction of travel at this time. The victim identity will not be released until next of kin can be notified. Nicky J. John is currently listed on the National Crime Information Center as a wanted person for Murder. This case is still under investigation and anyone with information on the whereabouts of Nicky J. Johns are asked to contact the Ocean Springs Police Department at 220-875-2211 or Crime Stoppers 877-787-5898.

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