Choctaw County man charged with murder of man found in canal


A Choctaw County man is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with a body being discovered in a canal in the Stewart area last week.

According to Montgomery County Sheriff Jeff Tompkins, Charles Anthony Cox, 40, was arrested this morning by the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department and charged with the murder of Jimmy Threadgill, 53. 

Threadgill’s body was discovered by two fishermen January 29 in a canal off the Big Black River near Stewart-Huntsville Road in Montgomery County, although Tompkins said the murder is thought to have been committed in Choctaw County.

Montgomery County Coroner Allan Pratt pronounced Threadgill dead at the scene and took the body to the Mississippi State Crime Lab in Pearl for autopsy.

Tompkins said the autopsy revealed Threadgill died from a single gunshot.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department, and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are working together on the investigation of this case. 

For more information, see Thursday’s edition of the Winona Times.


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