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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Rankin County Sheriffs Department

in the nationwide search for a man wanted for murder and aggravated assault in Mississippi.
The suspect is identified as Alex Bridges Deaton, 28, and is described as a white male, five feet,
nine inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. Deaton is considered
armed and extremely dangerous. If anyone comes in contact with Deaton they should not attempt
to engage him but contact authorities via 911, the Rankin County Sheriffs Department at 601-
825-1480, Crime Stoppers 601-355-8477, or Crime Stoppers on-line at Crime
Stoppers is offering a $2,500.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of Deaton.
On Friday February 24 at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Rankin County Sheriffs Department
received a 911 call from a woman who stated that she had been shot while jogging along
Castlewoods Blvd in Rankin County, Mississippi. During the investigation the victim stated that
a white male with facial hair driving a small white SUV shot her from his drivers window
striking her in the thigh.
Also on Friday February 24 at approximately 4:20 p.m., the Rankin County Sheriffs Office
received a request to do a welfare check on a resident at Vineyards Apartments off of Vine Drive
near Castlewoods subdivision. A deputy along with a family member found the 30-year-old
female deceased inside the apartment. The deceased victims vehicle, a white 2012 GMC Acadia
SUV was missing. Deaton is the boyfriend of the deceased victim.
Deaton is believed to be still driving a white 2012 GMC Acadia bearing Mississippi Nurses
Foundation Tag Number F396 NF.

Alex Bridges Deaton

This vehicle is identical to the suspect vehicle with the exception of after-market chrome wheels.