Local man charged in wife’s death
A former fish and wildlife officer is in custody following the death of his wife on June 2.
Sylvester Johnson, 51, was arrested around 9 p.m. on June 2. As of presstime on June 8, he remained in custody at the Tunica County Jail on a $1 million bond. He has been charged with murder.
Chief Deputy Randy Stewart of the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is now handling the case, but two deputies with the SO were initially summoned to the scene at 1075 Terrell last week.