Capture Reward Increased In Nationwide Manhunt


JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — “Something inside him appears to have snapped.” So said Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey when asked about Alex Bridges Deaton who is the subject of a nationwide manhunt in connection with two deaths and a drive-by shooting in Central Mississippi. In a press conference, yesterday authorities revealed that Deaton was spotted near Tulsa, Oklahoma, over the weekend. And, that his last communication was a text message sent to his mother Sunday morning. Deaton is wanted for the murder of his girlfriend, 30-year-old Heather Robinson after she was found dead by strangulation Friday inside her Jackson apartment. Earlier in the day a subject matching Deaton’s appearance, and driving a car matching one later discovered stolen from Robinson, shot out the window of the vehicle and wounded a jogger around 5:00 am. Deaton is also a person of interest in a homicide investigation into the discovery of the body of Brenda Strickland Pinter, 69, who died of a gunshot wound in a Neshoba County church. The reward money has been increased to $27,500 for any information leading to the arrest of Alex Bridges Deaton. Crime Stoppers is offering $22,500 and the Rankin County Board of Supervisors has added $5,000. He is believed to be driving a stolen white 2012 GMC Arcadia SUV with Mississippi Nurses Foundation Tag Number F396NF.


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