Deputy Dies In The Line Of Duty

A Leake County deputy was killed last night when he was hit by a vehicle at a roadside driver's license checkpoint. The incident occurred around 10:30 Sunday night six miles north of Carthage on Mississippi 35.

58-year-old Deputy Willie Perry was pronounced dead at the scene. Perry and another deputy were running the check after having pulled off the highway with the lights flashing on their patrol car. The second deputy got out of the way of the vehicle before it hit Perry.