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3rd suspect arrested in Miss. State student's shooting death

This undated student identification photograph provided by Mississippi State University shows John D. Sanderson, 21, of Madison, Miss., who was shot to death in a dorm room on the Starkville campus Saturday, March 24, 2012. AP Photo/Mississippi State University

John D. Sanderson
AP Photo/Mississippi State University

(CBS/AP) JACKSON, Miss. - A third suspect in the weekend dormitory shooting death of Mississippi State University student John Sanderson has been arrested in Florida.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says Trent Crump turned himself in  to authorities near Gainesville, Fla., on Tuesday, in the Saturday night shooting.

Strain says investigators with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation developed information that Crump was traveling to the Gainesville area and worked through the U. S. Marshals Task Force to release information regarding his direction of travel.

Crump, along with Duntae Harvey and Mason Jones, are charged with capital murder in Sanderson's death. He was shot multiple times outside a first-floor dorm room in Evans Hall. 

Harvey was arrested Monday by marshals in Jackson. Jones was arrested Sunday in Memphis, Tenn.

Mississsippi State spokeswoman Maridith Geuder said the underlying charge that kicks in the capital murder charge is the sale of a controlled substance. She didn't elaborate.


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