OXFORD — Police say Bilethon Autry has been charged with capital murder in the slaying of his brother during a hostage standoff in Oxford last week.
Oxford police tell WTVA-TV in Tupelo that Autry is being held without bond in the Lafayette County jail.
Oxford police responded to a 911 call Friday and encountered an armed man in a back yard. As officers approached, the man ran inside. A short time later, officers heard gunfire.
Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin has said 50-year-old Charlie Ray Hodges was shot to death.
Police say Autry was recently released from a mental hospital.
Martin says the suspect fired at officers, but didn’t hit them. During the exchange, a cleaning woman escaped the home. Autry’s father was hiding in the attic and wasn’t injured.
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