WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - Authorities have arrested a man in Florida that they suspect of murdering a Catholic priest in Waveland.
The suspect has not yet been identified, but more details are expected to be released at a Tuesday morning news conference.
Waveland Police Chief James Varnell said a caretaker found Father Edward Everitt dead Monday in a home on the beach in Waveland. The 70-year-old had been shot in the head.
The house on South Beach Boulevard was being used as a weekend retreat for the Dominican Order of Priesthood. Chief Varnell said Father Everitt was a priest at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond, Louisiana.