MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The man accused of killing a college student on the Mississippi State University campus is locked up in Starkville. U.S. Marshals arrested Mason Perry Jones March 25 at the Greyhound bus station in Memphis. He's charged with capital murder in the shooting of 21-year-old John Sanderson.
MSU Police picked up Jones at the DeSoto County Jail the following afternoon and took him back to Starkville to answer the murder charge. Not only is Jones charged with Capital Murder, he's also charged with an unrelated robbery.
Police are also looking for two other men they say were with Jones at the time of the shooting. According to Mississippi State, none of the suspects are students at the University.
Sanderson was from Madison, Mississippi and had just transferred from Holmes Community College. He was shot to death outside a dorm room Saturday night.
MSU student Kyle Wegrzy heard the shots. "I was just laying in bed; I thought it was a basketball, believe it or not."
Student Chris Weatherspoon told abc24.com, "It's hard to think, it's hard to sleep knowing that somebody just died, like, 30 feet from you."