Trooper Capital Murder Suspect Released on Bail

TIPAH COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — The suspect charged with capital murder in the shooting of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper has been released from jail. 43-year old Troy Anthony Eaton was released Friday shortly after a Tippah County judge set bond at $200,000 on the capital murder charge and $100,000 on an attempted murder charge. Eaton claimed he was defending himself when he killed 32-year-old Trooper Josh Smith near Walnut on September 30th. He is also charged with the attempted murder of 38-year old Rickie Dale Vick of Michigan City.



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