2 arrested in death of south Mississippi sheriff

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) - Two suspects in the death of a southeast Mississippi sheriff have been taken into custody.

The Highway Patrol and Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd tell WLOX-TV that 18-year-old Brandy Nicole Williams and 24-year-old Christopher Lee Baxter were arrested early Thursday.

Official say George County Sheriff Garry Welford was killed Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle while trying to make an arrest on a road near the Alabama state line.

Investigators say Welford was throwing spikes on a road to try to stop a pickup truck when he was struck.

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