Mississippi man caught in Dallas County sent back to Magnolia State

Published 10:14 am Monday, September 12, 2022

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A Mississippi suspect caught in Dallas County last weekend has returned to Mississippi.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Edward Bush Jr., 22 returned to the Magnolia state after waiving his extradition rights last Thursday. Jackson said that once Bush waived his rights, Mississippi officials took him back to Greenwood, Miss., located in LeFlore County.

Bush was caught Sept. 4  on Highway 80 between Selma and Marion Junction.  Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum and Jackson both said that officers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and Dallas County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. 

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On Sept. 1, Bush was involved in a vehicle theft in Hale County.

According to the Greenwood Commonwealth, Bush is accused of killing a cousin and shooting a brother. The publication also reported that Bush had been on the run since August 30 after allegedly killing his cousin, 26-year-old Demontra Ewing, and seriously wounding his older brother, 26-year-old Demarius Bush. The shooting occurred at the home where the three men lived on Canary Cove.

Jackson said that he’s glad no one in Dallas County was hurt when law enforcement searched for Bush.

“We are glad that the Mississippi gunslinger waived extradition and got out of dodge, he has a long legal process ahead in Mississippi,” Jackson said.