Mississippi constable killed in crash with suspected car thieves in Batesville

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UPDATE: A Mississippi constable has died while trying to catch car thieves.

According to Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby, two suspects stole a pick up truck Thursday afternoon in Charleston, Mississippi, in Tallahatchie County and took off. They later crashed head-on with Constable Raye Hawkins at Highway 6 and Highway 35 in Batesville.

The suspects were not seriously hurt and are in police custody.


BATESVILLE, Miss. (localmemphis.com) – A Mississippi constable was killed in a crash in Batesville Thursday afternoon.

Investigators have not yet identified the constable or released information surrounding the accident.

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