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Baxter guilty of capital murder

The man accused of running over and killing George County Sheriff Garry Welford in 2010 has been found guilty of capital murder.

Christopher Lee Baxter, 26, of Lucedale was found guilty this afternoon after a trial this week in Natchez. He was sentenced to life in prison with no parole.

Welford was run over while putting out spikes to stop Baxter's truck and end a police chase in 2010. Officials said Baxter was wanted for missing his sentencing on a drug charge.

After an all-night manhunt, Baxter and Brandy Nicole Williams, 20, were captured the next morning at a mobile home about six miles north of the scene.

Sunherald.com will have more on this story shortly.

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