Body found on road in Natchez

By The Associated Press

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Adams County deputies have arrested a suspect in the death of man who body was found this week off U.S. Highway 84.

Sheriff Chuck Mayfield tells The Natchez Democrat ( ) that the victim has been identified as 38-year-old Willie Lee Chatman of Natchez. Mayfield says Chatman’s body was found Thursday about 150 yards from U.S. Highway 84.

County Coroner James Lee says Chatman was shot three times in the head at close range.

Mayfield says 29-year-old Troy J. Ford of Natchez was arrested Friday and has been charged with murder.

Mayfield says Ford was being held without bond pending an initial; court appearance.

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