Second suspect charged in death of man whose body was found in Pascagoula River

A second suspect is charged in the death of Dustin Lee Suttles, the Gautier man whose body was found last week floating in the Pascagoula River.

Sheriff Mike Ezell says investigators arrested 23-year-old Taylor Allan Carpenter of Escatawpa Tuesday morning. He is charged with accessory after the fact to capital murder. Thirty-three year-old Joseph Paul McLeod is charged with capital murder in Suttles’ death and is jailed with no bond.

Carpenter is in the adult detention center with no bond awaiting an initial court hearing.

Sheriff Ezell says other arrests are expected in this case.

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