Authorities seek help in Benton County murder

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Authorities are seeking the public’s help in solving a murder that took place last month in Benton County.

The body of Derrick “Spot” Sanders was found early on the morning of July 4 on the side of the road, at the intersection of Highway 7 and Sexton Road. He had been stabbed, shot and beaten.

Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and the Benton County Sheriff’s Department are working on the case. The sheriff’s department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the murder.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-TIPS (8477).