Durr charged with Easterling murder

Published 5:09 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Vincent Durr, of Bassfield, was charged Tuesday with the March murder of Christopher Easterling.

Prentiss Police Officers were called to John St. at 5:25 a.m. on March 13. When they arrived there was a wrecked vehicle in the front yard of a home. Christopher Easterling was found deceased inside the vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds.

According to Det. Richard Browning with the Prentiss Police Department, enough evidence was obtained recently to formally charge Durr with murder.

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Durr is currently in the Lamar County Detention Center on unrelated charges of trafficking and possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm.

“We would like to thank the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department for the assistance and apprehension of Durr,” said Det. Browning.

The Prentiss Police Department was assisted by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Department.