The body of a 30-year-old Greenwood man was found late Sunday night along Mississippi 7 with multiple gunshot wounds.
Carroll County Coroner Mark Stiles said a call came into Carroll County dispatch at 11:55 p.m. of a man’s body lying along the white line near the side of Mississippi 7 just north of a branch of the Yalobusha River known as Teoc Creek. The spot is just within Carroll County.
The man was identified as Renaldo Hunt of Greenwood. No specific address for Hunt was given, although prior appearances in the Commonwealth’s Crime Report listed Hunt’s address on Browning Road as late as 2017 after many years on Front Street in Sidon.
The Commonwealth interviewed Hunt in March about his friend, Walter Stewart Jr., whose body had been found by fishermen on the shore of a lake in Sidon. Stewart also had been shot dead.
Hunt frequently appeared in the Commonwealth’s Crime Reports, mostly for traffic violations, marijuana possession, shoplifting and failure to appear in court to face the charges. But he was also charged with home burglary in 2010, domestic violence in 2011, auto burglary in 2006, grand larceny in 2007 and 2009, and assault in 2012.
Hunt had been shot in the leg in May of 2014 in an incident at Broad Street Park in which his cousin, Xavier, an eighth-grader at the time, also was wounded.
Stiles said Hunt’s body showed signs that he hadn’t been dead long. The body was lying on the white line just on the edge of the roadway, hard for drivers to miss seeing, even in the darkness of Mississippi 7.
The body was taken to the Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson for an autopsy, Stiles said.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department could not be reached for further details on Wednesday.
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