NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Three people are in custody on murder charges in the shooting death of an off-duty Mississippi trooper.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Saturday that 24-year-old Treyon Washington was arrested in Jefferson County in the death of Lt. Troy L. Morris, of Natchez.
Lt. Troy Morris was a 27-year veteran with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. | Source: Mississippi Highway Patrol
Morris’ body was found inside a postal service delivery truck at about 4:30 a.m. Friday in Jefferson County.
The 27-year veteran trooper worked part-time as a highway contract driver who drove for Blackwell Hauling Inc. in Decatur, MS.
Blackwell Hauling Inc. has a contract with the U.S. Postal Service to transport mail between USPS facilities.
Washington is being held without bond.
Also in custody are 25-year-old Damion Whittley and a 17-year-old suspect.
The MBI says they were arrested in New Orleans and are awaiting extradition to Mississippi.