Hinds County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jeffrey Scott says warrants were being sent Tuesday to Lee County, Ala., where 39-year-old James Cobb Hutto was being held. Hutto was arrested Friday driving Ethel Simpson’s Mercedes.
The 81-year-old Simpson was last seen on Sept. 13 when she and Hutto were leaving a casino in Vicksburg. Her body was recovered in Edwards on Friday.
Hutto was being held in Alabama on attempted murder and robbery for stabbing a man there.