Updated: September 1, 2017


A MISSISSIPPI MAN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH A LAWRENCE COUNTY MURDER HAD BEEN ARRESTED.  39 YEAR OLD HOWARD JASON STEWART WAS ARRESTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN A PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI CASINO.  STEWART WAS NAMED A PERSON OF INTEREST AFTER THE BODY OF 51 YEAR OLD BARBARA LOIS HARRIS WAS FOUND THURSDAY IN A NORTHWEST LAWRENCE COUNTY HOME.  AUTHORITIES BELIEVE HARRIS DIED AS A RESULT OF BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA.  STEWART PRESENTLY FACES CHARGES RELATED TO THE THEFT OF THE VICTIM’S VEHICLE AND WILL BE EXTRADITED TO TENNESSEE.