A Pike County Grand Jury has indicted a sheriff's deputy in the death of Troy Ray Boyd in March of this year.
The indictment for manslaughter says that 35-year-old Terry Beadles did "willfully, unlawfully, feloniously and unnecessarily" kill Boyd.
Beadles was arrested Wednesday by investigators with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. Beadles is free on a $10,000 bond pending his initial court appearance.
Pike County Sheriff Mark Shepherd told us back in March that Beadles responded to calls that 35-year-old Boyd was riding an ATV with a machete strapped to his back, acting erratic.
The sheriff added that when Beadles arrived, Boyd tried to run over him. Beadles shot Boyd, who crashed the ATV and was pronounced dead at the scene.
His wife, Amy Boyd, talked with us back in March.
"I don't see him doing that I don't know why they shot him, said Amy. There's three boys without a daddy now, how do you explain that?"
The District Attorney’s Office recused itself from the case since it involved a local law enforcement officer. The case is being investigated by MBI and will be prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stanley Alexander.
If convicted of the charge, Beadles faces up to 20 years behind bars.
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