Southaven shooting suspect wanted for skipping court captured in Las Vegas

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Ricky Joiner

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — A man accused of skipping his court date following a shooting at a Southaven apartment complex last summer was arrested in Nevada.

Ricky Joiner was taken into custody last week by law enforcement officers in Las Vegas, the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Monday. Joiner is sitting behind bars waiting to be extradited back to Desoto County to face charges.

Authorities said he also faces unrelated charges in Las Vegas.

In the Mississippi case, Joiner allegedly got into a disagreement with a man in July 2020 and allegedly shot him in broad daylight. Detectives said Joiner was captured a short time later at Shelby Drive and Mendenhall by Memphis Police.

On July 21, Joiner was booked into the DeSoto County Jail on attempted murder charges. Eight days later, he was released on a $750,000 bond with the condition that he would return for his court dates. He failed to show up, deputies say, leading to an arrest warrant being issued for his arrest.

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