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Sheriff Who Was Elvis' Cousin Killed in Shootout

July 07, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A sheriff who was a cousin of Elvis Presley was killed in a shootout that also left a suspect dead.

The gun battle began after a man fled from a police roadblock and pushed a woman, nude and bound with tape, from his car, authorities said.

The man wrecked his car and was cornered in a shed.

Lee County Sheriff Harold Ray Presley, 52, shoved a deputy out of the way and was shot several times but returned fire, killing Billy Ray Stone, 53, authorities said.

The woman was in satisfactory condition with a cut on her arm and a broken ankle. Police said she had been abducted the night before.

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