UPDATE: TBI: 3 arrested in connection to double homicide in Hardeman Co.
Javarrie Robertson, 13, and his father, Joe Robertson were found dead last Friday in Toone.
Cousins, 25-year-old Damein Hamer, 29-year-old Jeremy Hamer and also 21-year-old Andrein Bullock are each charged with two counts of first degree murder in the case.
“It is possible that there will be additional suspects that are arrested and additional charges that will result as our investigation moves forward,” said TBI spokesman Josh Devine.
He said this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of local authorities.
“The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office has been invaluable with their assistance in this investigation and the same for the district attorneys office,” Devine said.
Both Joe and Javarrie Robertson were found shot to death in their home on Naylor Road.
Javarrie, also know as “Joe Joe” was an eighth grader at Toone Elementary School.
Today a special message remains on the school sign.
We reached out to the family for comment but they said it was simply too soon to talk.
Community members are glad those accused of being behind the murders are off the street.
“I love it, I hope we can get a lot more off the street,” said resident, Lisa Bell.
Thomas Macon has lived in Toone for more than 60 years and said nothing like this has ever happened, especially to someone he calls a friendly guy.
“He was a nice guy, he tried to help people and I’ve never known him to bother nobody,” Macon said.
Others will rest a little easier as well.
” I was relieved for the family’s sake because I have a grandson and I think about my family when something like that happens,” said Lisa Bell.
Damein Hamer was arrested and in custody of the Benton County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Department. He is being transported to Hardeman County.
The TBI said this is an ongoing investigation.
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