Montravious Deshaun McDonald
Photo: Forrest County (Miss.) Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Forrest County (Miss.) Sheriff’s Office

Marietta murder suspect arrested in Mississippi, found hiding under sink

A man wanted on a murder charge out of Marietta has been playing hide-and-seek with authorities since early January.

However, he picked a poor hiding spot last week, leading to his arrest in Mississippi.

Montravious Deshaun McDonald, 23, of Canton, was found by U.S. marshals in Hattiesburg on March 4, Cobb County police said in a news release. He’s accused of the Jan. 7 shooting that killed 36-year-old Omar Grayson.

Grayson was found with a gunshot wound to his chest at a home off Sandell Trail about 8 p.m. that day, AJC.com previously reported. He later died at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Investigators identified McDonald, who is also known as Snook, as the prime suspect in the shooting, obtaining arrest warrants for him Jan. 21, the release said. He was wanted on counts of murder and aggravated assault.

McDonald was traced to Hattiesburg, where the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force was asked to assist with his arrest, the release said.

Officers went into a home, and everyone in the house refused to come to the door, the release said. Officers forced their way inside and found McDonald hiding in a cabinet that was under a sink.

He was arrested and booked into the Forrest County (Miss.) jail to await extradition to Georgia to face his charges.

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