The Associated PressJohn Winstead of the Mississippi Highway Patrol races through a timed suspect pursuit obstacle course during the 13 Annual LawFit challenge held at Olive Branch High School. About 170 officers from across the country participate in the competition in Olive Branch, Miss. Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Kyle Kurlick)
Here are some news and notes around Mississippi:
In Corinth, Alcorn County investigators said they have captured two inmates who escaped from the county jail on Sunday.
Chief of Security Roger Settlemires tells WTVA TV two inmates escaped around 2:40 p.m.
Settlemires says the first inmate was back in jail within an hour and the other inmate was captured about six miles southeast of the jail at 8:20 p.m.
Settlemires has not released the names of the inmates or how they escaped.
In Centreville, the Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that killed a 63-year-old Centreville woman.
The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on Mississippi Highway 48 east of Centreville in Amite County.
Troopers tell WLBT TV a car driven by Shirley C. Cotton ran off the right side of the road and collided with a culvert.
They say Cotton was not wearing a seatbelt and ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead on the scene by the Amite County Coroner.
In Jackson, the president of Holmes Community College will be stepping down on June 30 to become associate commissioner for academic affairs with the Institutions of Higher Learning.
Glenn Boyce has been president at Holmes since 2005. The junior college’s main campus is in Goodman with branches in Ridgeland, Kosciusko and Grenada.
Before being named president of Holmes, Boyce was the school’s vice president for community and workforce development and as the district director of career-technical education.
Boyce is a former assistant superintendent for secondary programs for the Rankin County School District and high school and attendance center principal of the Northwest Rankin Attendance Center.
Boyce has a bachelor’s degree and doctorate from the University of Mississippi and a master’s from Mississippi College.
In Liberty, two Louisiana men seeking charges of aggravated assault against an off-duty sheriff’s deputy with will have to pursue lesser charges of simple assault in a lower court, a Mississippi judge has ruled.
Swill Charles of Zachary and Derrick Deamer of Baton Rouge say Amite County deputy Danny Meaux pulled a gun on them June 3.
The Enterprise-Journal reports Meaux was working security at an oil well when he says he saw an oilfield wastewater truck run a vehicle off the road. Meaux gave chase and pulled his gun.
Mississippi law requires a probable cause hearing before charging a deputy. Wednesday, Amite County Circuit Court Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson ruled that doesn’t apply because Meaux was off duty.
Johnson also ruled against aggravated assault charges because there were no injuries.