Suspect Charged with Murder

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A Brooksville man is being held on murder charges in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

Authorities said Frankie Thomas, 33, was arrested Tuesday by Noxubee County deputies. He's being held without bond pending an initial court hearing.

Chief deputy Terry Grassaree said Debra Mallard, 32, of Brooksville, died at the couple's home Monday.

Thomas allegedly fled the scene after the shooting, but was arrested later.