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2 arrested in death of George County sheriff

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LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) - Two suspects wanted in the death of the sheriff of George County are now in custody.

The Highway Patrol and Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd says that Brandy Nicole Williams, 18, and Christopher Lee Baxter, 24, were arrested early Thursday by the Highway Patrol where they had left their truck on Wednesday near the George/Greene county line.

Official said 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.

Both Chris Baxter and Brandi Williams have previous criminal records.

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