Police: Man murdered after being ambushed while trying to buy an ATV he found for sale on social media

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OCEAN SPRINGS, MS– A man in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, who was attempting to buy an ATV he had found for sale on Facebook Marketplace, was murdered during the meeting according to police.

WBAL reported that an arrest has been made in relation to the murder of the 26-year-old man who was found dead after attempting to purchase an ATV. Another suspect in the case is still currently on the run from the police.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March stated that 26-year-old Kyle Craig of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, found an ATV for sale on Facebook Marketplace that he attempted to purchase. Craig’s family told police that on Wednesday morning, June 2nd, he drove from Ocean Springs on the southern coast to Holmes County in central Mississippi to meet the seller.

Morgan Craig, Kyle’s sister said that her brother was known for buying and fixing ATVs and had been using Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist to find four-wheelers for the past decade, WTVM reported.

Craig’s family reported him missing to Holmes County police after they did not hear any word from him. Investigators stated that Craig had a large amount of money on him and it appeared that whoever he met to purchase the ATV from had robbed and killed him.

According to reports, the family tracked his phone and drove four hours to his last known location in an attempt to locate him.

Morgan Crain said:

“We pulled up exactly on his last known location and there was my brother laying on the road murdered,” 

Craig’s body was found approximately a week after he set out to meet the buyer, and was said to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Sheriff March stated that Kyle Craig’s Gray Ram 2500 pickup truck and trailer were found about a mile and half apart from each other and the trailer riddled with bullet holes.

Breitbart reported that according to Holmes County investigators one arrest in the case has been made and they are currently searching for a second suspect. A juvenile male is currently in custody and the other suspect, Mountavious Landfair, is still on the run.

Sheriff March stated that there are other individuals involved who could also be charged as accessories in the murder.

Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of Landfair, or any other information regarding the crime, is being asked to contact the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department.

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Censorship strikes again: Facebook won’t allow distillery to run a paid ad to promote “back the blue” event

May 26, 2021

BRADENTON, FL- According to a local distillery, Facebook as repeatedly rejected the distillery’s multiple attempts to promote its “Back the Blue” fundraising event through paid advertising.

KTVT reported that the Loaded Cannon Distillery said it will soon be unveiling a five-bottle series honoring first responders, including nurses, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and law enforcement officers. 

The colors of each bottle represent a different group of first responders. Part of each sale will be donated back to each first responder group.

To kick off the new bottle series, the distillery has planned a “Back the Blue New Spirits Launch” on May 29th will all proceeds going to the non-profit S.O.L.E., which stands for Supports of Law Enforcement.

Michelle Russell, marketing and creative director for the distillery, said in a statement:

“It helps raise money for people in law enforcement that need this little extra help, this little push to help them get through hard times.”

Unsurprisingly, with big tech companies censoring anything that has to do with supporting law enforcement, the distillery is having an issue with promoting the event on Facebook through paid advertisement.  Russell said:

“First on April 20th, rejected; 28th, rejected; 5th rejected.”

Russell said she is able to post the event on the Loaded Cannon Distillery Facebook page, but to reach a larger audience, she has tried to place multiple $200 adds. However, each ad has been rejected by the big tech company. Among the reasons give during the rejections, Facebook said:

“Your ad may have been rejected if it mentions politicians or sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion, how people vote and may impact the outcome of an election or pending legislation.”

Russell explained:

“I have tried to advertise it in multiple different versions and multiple different ways. They have rejected me every single time.”

Russell said there is only one goal for “Back the Blue” and it is not political. She added:

“I’m just trying to show our support for how much they’re done for us that they deserve some recognition.”

The distillery plans to forge ahead with their fundraising event, with or without the boost of advertising on social media. Russell said:

“I’m not really sure how to move forward, other than to do it old school and print flyers and go door to door and let everybody know we are here in this community and we support every first responder.”

Steven Milligan founded Loaded Cannon Distillery in Lakewood Ranch in 2019. He said that 2020 proved to be a tough year for everyone, especially for first responders. When discussing the new line of spirits honoring frontline heroes, he said:

“It is a wonderful cause for all of the great duty they do and all the work they do for our neighborhood. We have been through some trying times here not only Loaded Cannon, but the Bradenton area and all over the United States and the world. It is just a way to give back, it is just important.”

In discussing why Facebook is blocking their ads, Milligan said:

“It was real surprising. We were trying to get the word out there so everyone would participate and have a good time and so when you get a block like that it’s like, why us? What did we do wrong?”

He said he does not see anything wrong with trying to do something good. He explained:

“It is nothing political. It is just thanking those people who do services for us every day, day in and day out.”

“Back the Blue” and the new spirits launch will take place on Saturday, May 29th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Loaded Cannon Distillery located at 3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Suite 110, Bradenton, Florida.


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