Police locate, arrest armed and dangerous suspect in Caruthersville homicide

The suspect in the Caruthersville homicide has been taken into custody.
Published: Jun. 12, 2022 at 8:41 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2022 at 2:46 PM CDT
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CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - The Caruthersville Police Department have announced that Eddie DeWayne Hunt Jr. has been located and taken into custody as a suspect in connection to the homicide investigation of Wayneasha Carter in Caruthersville on June 11.

Chief Tony Lee Jones say he was arrested in Kennett, Mo. and will be transported back to Pemiscot County where he will be held on charges of 1st Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action.

The Caruthersville Police Department was assisted by the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office, Kennett Police Department and the US Marshals.

Anyone with information is ascked to contact police at 573-333-0216.

Hunt is wanted on charges of First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action.
Hunt is wanted on charges of First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action.(Caruthersville Police Department)

Police were called to the 400 block of East 13 Street in Caruthersville on Saturday, June 11 around 11:30 p.m.

According to Caruthersville Chief of Police Tony Jones, a woman was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound.

He said she had been there with people who had gathered in the yard and had been there a few minutes before shots rang out.

The suspect is said to have shot from directly across the street and then fled on foot.

The victim, Wayneasha Carter, was taken to the hospital by ambulance where she was later pronounced dead.

No charges have been filed.

A person of interest has been identified.

Caruthersville police say they have spoken with several witnesses.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m.

The shooting is being investigated by Pemiscot Sheriff’s Office, Caruthersville Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol Drug and Crime Control.

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