Sheriff: Suspect fighting extradition - - Jackson, MS

Sheriff: Suspect fighting extradition

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Lauderdale County Sheriff Billie Sollie says a man wanted for questioning in the death of a 7-year-old Florida girl is fighting extradition from Mississippi.

Jarred Mitchell Harrell was arrested Thursday in Meridian. He faces 29 counts of possession of child pornography in Florida. He was being held on $1 million bond.

He's been named a "person of interest" in the October 2009 death of Somer Thompson of Orange Park, Florida. Harrell has not been charged in her death.

Sollie told The Meridian Star that officials in Florida will have to file documentation so a governor's warrant for Harrell's arrest can be issued. At that point, Sollie said Harrell will be returned to Florida to face the charges.

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