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Man Sought in Killing of Officer Is Arrested

July 07, 1998|Associated Press

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — A phone tip helped lead authorities to an inmate who escaped from a Mississippi sheriff and evaded an eight-day manhunt in Alabama, where he was sought in the killing of a police officer.

Mario Centobie, 32, and fellow inmate Jeremy Granberry, 19, overpowered the Jones County sheriff and escaped June 25 while they were being transported from prison to a court hearing, authorities said.

Centobie was arrested Sunday near the Mississippi-Alabama border in the slaying of Moody police officer Keith Turner, who was killed June 27 after stopping Centobie, officials say.

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