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Report: 2 teens charged with murder in death of Panola County constable

Two teenagers now face felony murder charges after a Panola County constable was killed during a police chase.

Posted: Dec 13, 2019 11:11 AM
Updated: Dec 13, 2019 1:58 PM

BATESVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Two teenagers now face felony murder charges after a Panola County constable was killed during a police chase.

Darion Dogan, 16, and Johnathan Taylor, 15, will both be charged as adults under Mississippi law, FOX 13 in Memphis reports.

Darion Dogan (left) and Johnathan Taylor

The incident happened at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday when officers from Charleston were chasing the two teenagers in a stolen vehicle, the Memphis TV station reports.

The teenagers crashed into the constable who was responding to that scene.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety identified the constable as 57-year-old Raye Hawkins of Courtland.

Previous ArticleConstable died in Panola County crash

Officials said the two teenagers stole a vehicle in a nearby county and were speeding through Batesville and ran into Hawkins’ car, FOX 13 reports.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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