Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Suspects Arrested, Charged In McClendon Murder Case

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Zacharias McClendon of Gulfport, Miss.

Hottytoddy.com received the following press release from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s office chief investigator on the Zacharias McClendon murder case, Alan Wilburn:

Three male subjects have been charged with Capital Murder at this time in the shooting death of Zacharias McClendon. They are:  Steven Matthew Wilbanks, 22, of North Carolina: Derick Boone, 23, of  Laurel, Miss.; and Joseph Lyons, 20, of Houston, Texas. Bonds have not been set at this time.

On December 18, 2013, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to a welfare concern at 20B CR 140, Lafayette County, Miss.  At this location the body of 25-year old Zacharias McClendon, Gulfport, Mississippi, was found with a single gunshot wound.  Details of the investigation are not being released at this time. 

 

Derick Boone
Derick Boone

 

Steven Wilbanks
Steven Wilbanks

 

Joseph Lyons
Joseph Lyons

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and the Oxford Police Department for their assistance in this investigation. We would also like to thank the public for their assistance and cooperation

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