Former Deputy Indicted for Shooting of Suspect During Arrest

> Jackson, MS—A former Bolivar County Sheriff’s Deputy has been arrested following indictment involving the shooting of a suspect during an arrest, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood today.
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> Walter Grant was arrested Thursday by investigators with the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division following indictment by a Bolivar County Grand Jury on charges of manslaughter. The indictment alleges that Grant, while working at the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Office, unnecessarily shot a suspect in the head while the man was attempting to avoid arrest.
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> The DA’s office recused itself from the case since it involved a local law enforcement officer. The case is being investigated by the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders.
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> If convicted of the charge, Grant faces up to 20 years behind bars. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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