Hit-and-run arrest made

Published 1:03 pm Monday, June 6, 2022

An arrest has been made in a weekend fatal hit-and-run.

Jarvis Wilson, of Wesson, surrendered to Brookhaven Police Sunday night. Wilson, 36, had been a person of interest in an incident Friday night on Union Street Extension.

At approximately 11:39 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a call reporting a person lying on the side of the road, possibly struck by a vehicle.

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The male subject was pronounced dead on the scene by Lincoln County Deputy Coroner John Riggs. BPD Chief Kenneth Collins identified the victim as Lionel Jackson, 41, of Union Street Extension.

Wilson was booked into the Lincoln County Jail just before 9 p.m. Sunday and charged with manslaughter and culpable negligence.