On 12-06-19 at 1828 hours the Newton County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Barry County Sheriff’s Office. They were in pursuit of a vehicle that was entering Newton County. They stated they were pursuing a possible homicide suspect out of Greene County. At 1910 hours the suspect vehicle was located at Hwy 86 and Shannon Springs Road. At 2053 hours the suspect was spotted on Raccoon Road wearing only a shirt. Deputies from Newton County, Lawrence County, Barry County and Greene County as well as MSHP were all in the area searching for the suspect. At 2236 hours the suspect was located hiding in a camper. A Greene County K9 was assaulted by the suspect when he slammed a door on the dog. The dog was released and was able to detain the suspect until taken into custody by Deputies. The suspect, a 36 year old W/M was transported to Freeman hospital for treatment and was then taken to the Lawrence County jail. There were 2 Felony warrants for his arrest. One from Lawrence County and one from Greene County.

Sheriff Chris Jennings