The man suspected of murdering his grandmother and setting her house on fire is being held without bond.
Tyrone Grant, 38, is charged with capital murder and arson.
Grant’s initial appearance was held at the Yazoo County Jail Friday due to injuries he suffered on the scene of the fire that require him to use a wheelchair.
Sheriff Jake Sheriff said Grant has confessed to the murder.
In other news, deputies solved several burglaries after an alert property owner noticed trespassers on his property.
James Atchison, Megan Hamm and a minor are facing several charges after being arrested on the scene.
Deputies responded on Sept. 9 to a property on Warehouse road where a resident reported that trespassers were on the property for a second straight night. The property’s gate had been knocked down the previous night.
Atchison and Hamm admitted to being on the property the previous night as well and claimed that a minor suspect had knocked down the gate.
Sheriff said that after being taken into custody Atchison admitted to other crimes, including stealing gas from a church bus, breaking into a fishing camp and stealing four wheelers.
Deputies discovered a stolen generator, rims and tires and hunting and fishing supplies and gear at Atchison’s home. They then visited the home of another suspect, who is not being identified because he is a minor, and recovered a stolen four wheeler.
In all the property recovered included two ATVs, two coolers, hunting clothing and gear, a game camera, a heater, a fish scale, tires and rims and a generator.
Sheriff said this case is a perfect example of the importance of residents being alert to strange activity and reporting it quickly.