June 1, 2009



$1M bond set in Miss. trooper's death

The Associated Press
Bond has been set at $1 million for a 25-year-old Baldwyn man charged with felony fleeing and manslaughter following a pursuit that killed a state trooper in northeast Mississippi.
Bond was set Monday during William A. Francis' initial appearance in Lee County Justice Court. Francis was returned to the county jail.

Authorities say Master Sgt. Steve Hood's car left the highway Friday and hit a tree near Brice's Crossroads Military Park. Services for Hood were held Monday in Tupelo.

Authorities say Francis allegedly led authorities on a chase in a car modified for racing after driving westbound on Mississippi Highway 370. Francis was arrested Saturday.

The crash occurred near the border of Lee County and Prentiss County.

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