Teenagers Charged with Murder in Panola Accident

PANOLA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two teenagers have been charged with murder in a wreck that killed a Panola County Constable. Raye Hawkins died when a pickup smashed into his vehicle in Batesville. Officers started chasing the stolen truck in Charleston and Hawkins was assisting Tallahatchie County officers in their pursuit. Both teenagers are being charged as adults. Hawkins started his career at the Batesville Police Department in 1990 and was later elected constable. His son is a Batesville police officer and was one of the first people on the scene of Thursday’s crash.


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