Two murder suspects in Lafayette County arrested in Jackson

By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal

The U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Task Force on Friday arrested Anthony Smith and Alison Alexander in Jackson on murder warrants issued by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.

The two were arrested without incident and were transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center, according to Sheriff’s Department Investigator Alan Wilburn.

Both suspects were charged with murder in connection with the shooting death last week of Xavier Benson, 21, in the Western Hills neighborhood near Oxford.

Bond has not been set.