On Monday, Sheriff Bryan Bailey promised the public that he and his deputies wouldn’t rest until Alex Deaton was in custody.
Wednesday morning, Bailey was exhausted, but visibly relieved as he addressed the media about the manhunt for the accused murderer that had finally ended in a fiery crash in Kansas.
“It’s like a weight off your chest. I can breathe,” he said. “From the time we were trying to track him when he went off the grid Saturday until today, my worst nightmare was that he was going to pop up here in Mississippi again and go on another killing spree.”
Deaton’s alleged spree started with his petite blonde girlfriend Heather Robinson, a nurse, in her Rankin County apartment. Bailey said police believe they know what started Deaton on a seemingly erratic spiral that culminated on that