Man accused of killing Deputy James Blair pleads not guilty
SIMPSON CO., Miss. (WLBT) - A man accused of killing a Simpson County deputy a year ago pleaded not guilty to capital murder charges in court in Bay Springs on Thursday.
Blair had been transporting Blackwell from a mental evaluation when the incident occurred.
Blackwell then led police on an overnight manhunt before being arrested. He ultimately was found hiding not far from where he escaped.
Pending a mental evaluation, Blackwell faces trial on September 28, 2021. He will be held until then without bond.
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