Relative of Missing Miss. Family Arrested


A relative of a family of three who disappeared on Valentine’s Day was scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Monday, the Associated Press reports.

Investigators are pursuing multiple charges in Smith and Yazoo counties against Earnest Lee Hargon. In Smith County, Hargon is charged with a drug and firearms violation. Authorities have not decided the Yazoo County charges. State Highway Patrol Spokesman Warren Strain said the charges are still being processed.

Strain said there was “a laundry list” of possible charges that could be filed in Yazoo County, but declined to specify any of them. He would only say that there will be multiple felony charges filed.

“Based upon what we find out between now and 10 a.m. will determine what he’s charged with,” Strain said.

Hargon is a suspect in the disappearance of Michael and Rebecca Hargon and their 4-year-old son, James Patrick.

Authorities have not said whether they believe the family members are still alive. Blood and spent bullet casings were discovered at the family’s home in Yazoo County. Investigators have not found a .22-caliber weapon that apparently was fired in the home.


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