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District Attorney Paul B. Smith has won his bid to retain the office he was appointed to in 2017 after former DA Chris Ross retired.


Authorities responding to a call for help from an Ada hotel Thursday night had no idea they would end up in an altercation with an erratic man in the lobby of a movie theater just across the street.

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Members of area law enforcement agencies converged on Byng Friday night in response to a fatal shooting, initially believing their suspect was still in the area — armed and attempting to flee on foot.


The Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect they're currently searching for in connection with a fatal shooting in Byng. Zachary Perkins, 20, of Ada/Byng, remains at-large and is considered armed and dangerous.


Pontotoc County Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for an armed suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in the Byng area.

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