TIPPAH COUNTY, Miss. — Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Crenshaw was shot and killed after responding to a call of a domestic dispute at a home on County Road 500.
Deputy Crenshaw and another deputy responded to a domestic dispute at approximately 4:00 am in a rural area near Ripley. When they arrived at the scene they encountered a male subject outside. As they made contact with the man Deputy Crenshaw was fatally shot.
The suspect was arrested and charged with capital murder.
Deputy Crenshaw was a U.S. military veteran and had served as a patrol deputy for the Tippah County Sheriff's Department for seven years. He had previously served as a detention officer with the agency.
He is survived by his wife, four children, and one stepchild. One of his sons also works for the department.
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