SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA)- The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation charged Joaquin Steven Blackwell with the capital murder of a police officer.
MBI identified Blackwell as the suspect in the shooting death of Simpson County deputy James Blair.
Law enforcement said Blair was shot and killed while transporting an inmate to the Region 8 facility in Mendenhall.
Blackwell was arrested Saturday afternoon after multiple law enforcement agencies searched for him.
There's an ongoing investigation to identify anyone who may have helped Blackwell initially avoid the arrest.