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Suspect in sheriff's death sentenced on drug charges

Christopher Lee Baxter, Brandi Nicole Williams (Photo source: George Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Christopher Lee Baxter, Brandi Nicole Williams (Photo source: George Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - One of the people accused in the murder of George County Sheriff Garry Welford, will serve 18 years on drug charges.

Christopher Lee Baxter was supposed to be sentenced on meth manufacturing and possession charges in July. When he didn't show up, a warrant for his arrest led to the police chase which ended in Sheriff Welford's death.

Baxter and 19-year-old Brandi Nicole Williams are charged with capital murder in the sheriff's death. The two are being held without bond until the case is presented to a Grand Jury.

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