After a 26-year-old Ocean Springs man was killed while buying an ATV in Holmes County, the family tried to piece the pieces together. His sister said he was known for buying and repairing quads, so the tragedy came as a surprise.
Morgan Craig says her brother Kyle Craig is very familiar with quads and everything related to maintenance.
“He’s always busy,” Morgan said. “The teachers came out and said he was always in the classroom repairing pencil sharpeners and stuff. His hands were there to fix things.”
The family tried to piece the pieces together after a 26-year-old man from Ocean Springs…
After a 26-year-old Ocean Springs man was killed while buying an ATV in Holmes County, the family tried to piece the pieces together.
Morgan said Kyle has been buying and selling quads since he was 16, using Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist as a source of communication.
He had spoken to a supplier he knew in Holmes County and arrived around 9:30am on Wednesday. Morgan said this will be the last time she hears from her brother.
“It said his phone was off,” Morgan said. “When I saw his phone was dead, I knew it. Kyle would pay $500 for a charger, and he’s that kind of guy.”
When the family didn’t hear from him on Thursday morning, they all got into the car and hiked for four hours to the last location he found on the 360 app, which tracks your location.
“The 360 app connects to every phone in the home,” Morgan said. “I jumped into the car so fast that my kids and I didn’t stop. I didn’t even brush my hair.”
The location took them to a long bypass near a rest stop in Holmes County.
“His exact needle took me to his exact location,” Morgan said. “I could go to the street because I have kids, but my fiancé went there and found him there. His father arrived before the police and went to find his son.”
Montavius Landfell is wanted in connection with Kyle Craig’s death, according to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department. Holmes County authorities have arrested a man in connection with the murder.
The sheriff said Kyle’s Gray Ram 2500 pickup was missing, but a trailer was found on I-55. According to Morgan, it was riddled with bullet holes and everything inside him was stolen.
“A lot of people came out and said they were doing it,” Morgan said. “They cheat people and rob them.”
Despite the tragedy, Morgan said she wanted to remember Kyle for who she was.
“My brother won’t do anything for me,” Morgan said. “I just want justice. His legacy will live on. He left behind a son, a little boy who no one saw him walk, talk or drive. This is where justice for Kyle comes in.”