Man charged with murder held in Lafayette County Detention Center

Published 9:19 am Tuesday, July 23, 2019

An arrest has been made with a charge of murder by the Lafayette County Sheriffs Department. Brandon Theesfeld, 22, who was booked at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, is being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center.

Next to Theesfeld’s name, “hold” was written under the charge line in the jail docket. However, the word was crossed out Tuesday morning, and written above it in bold letters was the word “murder.”

When reached for comment on Tuesday morning neither The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department or the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation responded to verify if Theesfeld is being charged in connection with Alexandria ‘Ally’ Kostial’s death. Kostial was found at 10:23 a.m. Saturday near the Buford Ridge area of Harmontown. No further details have been released by the authorities regarding how Kostial died, though other reports claim she was shot multiple times.

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The 21-year-old from St. Louis, Mo. was working toward her bachelor’s degree in the School of Business Administration and was taking summer school classes and teaching fitness classes at Ole Miss.

Theesfeld will appear in circuit court but a date and time has not been given. This is a developing story.