RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (AP) -- Neshoba and Rankin County murder suspect Alex Deaton is back in Mississippi and facing a list of charges in Rankin County.
29-year-old Deaton was taken into custody by the Rankin County Sheriff's Office in Brandon this past Friday (February 9).
Alex Deaton to be extradited to Mississippi
In March, 2017, Deaton was a fugitive wanted in connection with two murders and a string of shootings in Mississippi, a shooting, carjacking and kidnapping in New Mexico, and a carjacking and shooting in Kansas.
Deaton was charged with the murder his girlfriend, 30-year-old Heather Robinson, who is a Quitman native. He is also charged with the murder of of 69-year-old Brenda Pinter, found dead in a rural Neshoba County church, and aggravated assault after the shooting of a jogger in the Castlewoods neighborhood.
Investigators say it appears Deaton went into a fit of rage after learning that Robinson was going to end their relationship. Investigators believe he killed her and followed her death with other senseless killings.
Deaton was finally taken into custody after a high speed chase ended in a crash on I-70 in Kansas. He will face additional charges in that state and in New Mexico.
He is now in Rankin County's custody and he will be charged with capital murder, drive-by shooting, and motor vehicle theft.