Louisville murder suspect captured in Winston County

Rushaka Cobb | Source: Louisville Police Department

Louisville Police said Rushaka Cobb was captured on Christmas Day.

Posted: Dec 24, 2019 10:16 AM
Updated: Dec 27, 2019 2:40 PM

Update

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The search for a wanted Louisville murder suspect came to an end in Winston County on Christmas Day. 


Updated photo of the suspect, Rushaka Cobb. | Source: Louisville Police Department

Louisville Police Chief Sean Holdiness said Rushaka Cobb was taken into custody by Choctaw Tribal Police after being found on the Crystal Ridge Reservation in the Nanih Waiya community.

Cobb was wanted in connection with Monday's shooting death of Lee Hughes. 

Police found Hughes' body inside a home on North Court Street. 

Cobb, facing a murder charge, will not return to Louisville to face his alleged crime just yet. 

Holdiness said Cobb was also wanted in Leake County on aggravated assault charges. 

Cobb is expected to be released into the custody of Leake County sometime on Friday. 

The original story is below.

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - An arrest warrant has been issued for the murder of a 27-year-old man in Louisville.

Louisville Police are seeking the whereabouts of Rushaka Cobb, confirmed Police Chief Sean Holdiness.

Officers found Lee Hughes dead Monday morning inside a home on North Court Street.

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Police have not provided further details about Cobb’s alleged involvement in the shooting death.

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