Deaton Manhunt Ends With Wreck, Capture, In Kansas

Alex Deaton (left) is facing charges in multiple states including two murder counts in Mississippi. He was captured after his stolen car left the road and caught fire. Photos from the Ellsworth Kansas, And Rankin Mississippi County Sheriff's Offices.


RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Alex Deaton who led police on a nationwide chase has been arrested. The 28-year-old Deaton was taken into custody after a high-speed chase ended in a wreck on I-70 near Dorrance, Kansas. He had been wanted on charges of murdering his girlfriend, Heather Robinson, and in the drive-by shooting of a jogger in Castlewoods. He has now also been charged with the murder of 69-year-old Brenda Pinter found dead in a rural Neshoba County church. He will also be facing additional charges in New Mexico where he stole an automobile at gunpoint, shooting both of the occupants. And, In Kansas, where the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Department started chasing Deaton in a stolen Honda Accord, and after police used spike sticks to disable that car, Deaton fled into a convenience store, where he robbed and shot the clerk, and then fled in the clerk’s Cadillac, leading state troopers on a high-speed chase on Interstate 70 which ended in a crash, and the vehicle catching fire before Deaton was finally arrested without incident.

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