Cliff Allyn

Man pleads guilty in 2016 Jackson County murder

Twenty-one year-old Dexter Kelley of Jackson County pled guilty today to second-degree murder for the killing of his 16-year-old cousin Cliff Allyn. The murder occurred at their grandmother’s home in Vancleave between March 30th and 31st of 2016. Kelley has…

Dexter Kelly Due In Court Today Jackson County

The trial for Dexter Kelly, the Vancleave man accused of beating his teenage cousin to death back in April of 2016, has been delayed until April 17th. The trial was originally expected to begin this morning, but according to District…

Vancleave Teen's Hearing Postponed

The preliminary hearing for Dexter Kelley has been postponed pending a psychological evaluation. The 19 year old Vancleave teen is accused of beating his cousin to death back in April. 16 year old Cliff Allyn was reported missing after he…

Hearing Postponed for Dexter Kelley

The Vancleave teenager accused of beating his younger cousin to death was scheduled to appear in court this morning, but a judge has pushed back his preliminary hearing to June 13th. Nineteen-year-old Dexter Kelley is accused of murdering his 16-year-old…

Buffalo Wild Wings Raises Fund for Cliff Allyn's Family

As a mother is left to cope with the loss of her son, coastal communities continue to rally behind the family of 16-year-old Cliff Allyn who was killed last week in Jackson County. Buffalo Wild Wings in Gulfport dedicated tonight…

Raising Funds for Cliff Allyn’s Family

As a family is left to cope with the loss of their son, coastal communities continue to rally behind the family of 16-year-old Cliff Allyn who was killed last week. News 25’s Shelby Myers is live at the Buffalo Wild…

Mother of Murdered Vancleave Teen Speaks

A Vancleave mother says her life will never be the same after the murder of her teenage son. He was found dead last week in the back woods of his grandmother’s house. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson spoke with the mother…

Mother of Murdered Vancleave Teen Speaks

A Vancleave mother is trying to cope in the wake of her 16-year-old son's murder. After being reported missing, Vancleave High School freshman Cliff Allyn was found dead Thursday night in the woods behind his grandmother’s house. His 19-year-old cousin…

School Back in Session after Murder

Today was the first day back from spring break at Vancleave High School after the death of freshman Cliff Allyn. Vancleave High School Principal Anthony Gruich started Monday morning off by going to every individual class that Cliff was supposed to…

School District Reacts to Teen’s Death

In a statement today, Superintendent of the Jackson County School District Dr. Barry Amacker said, “Our love and prayers go to the family of Cliff Allyn, a student at Vancleave High School who was tragically taken from us yesterday. He…

Arrest Made in Vancleave Teen Murder

Investigators believe a 16-year-old Vancleave boy was killed by his 19-year-old cousin. Cliff Allyn’s cousin, 19-year-old Dexter Kelly, has been arrested and charged with murder. Allyn was reported missing Wednesday afternoon when he didn’t return home from playing basketball with…

Updated: Body of Missing Vancleave Teenager Found

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a suspicious death after finding the body of Cliff Allyn, the missing Vancleave teenager. According to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, Jackson County deputies have been searching the 16-year-old’s home all afternoon. It…

Teenager Missing from Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the community’s help in locating a Vancleave teenager who went missing Wednesday afternoon. Sixteen-year-old Cliff Allyn was last seen around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon on Jim Ramsey Road in Vancleave. Authorities say he…