Manslaughter suspect out on bond

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Betty Lewis is charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of Artis McClelland, who died after a fall in 2018.

The incident happened at the Highway Village Apartments in 2018 but a witness recently came forward, leading police to make the arrest. Lewis is accused of pushing McClelland.

"It was presumed by medical personnel that it was an accident at the time that they were treating Mr. McClelland," said Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose. "Evidence surfaced later that this possibly was homicide."

Lewis is out on a $75,000 bond. She is expected to have a preliminary hearing Monday.