IUKA – The drowning death of 4-year-old Peyton Sims of Houston still is being investigated.
Tishomingo County Sheriff Glenn Whitlock said Brandy Lee of Booneville and family friend Bobby Thompson of Rienzi were arrested on public drunkenness charges over the weekend after the child’s death.
He said the family was camping at Yellow Creek on Pickwick Lake when the child climbed onto the front seat of a truck, which ended up in the lake.
It is unclear exactly how the truck ended up in the lake. A preliminary autopsy report showed Sims drowned.
Whitlock said Sims was the only child present.
Both Lee and Thompson have bonded out of jail.