OXFORD – The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man in connection with the death of his wife.
According to a report in the Oxford Eagle newspaper, David Lee Swims, 41, was arrested on Friday, June 11 and charged with murder in connection with his wife’s death.
The report stated that after an investigation, deputies arrested Swims in connection with the murder of his wife, Anteeatta “Tee” Archie Swims, when they visited the couples’ home for a welfare check.
The cause of death is still under investigation, and no further information has been released.
Swims is currently being held on a $100,000 bond at the Lafayette County Detention Center.
Archie-Swims was a native of Carroll County and an alum of J.Z. George High School. Back in 2020, she said she began the adopt-a-senior as a way to show appreciation for what the class of 2020 had endured. She held the adopt-a-senior program for J.Z. George High School for the second year.
Most recently, she was a teacher in the South Panola School District and had recently received her doctorate from the University of Mississippi.
Hottytoddy.com reported that a candlelight vigil was held for Archie-Swims on Monday at the Pecan Grove at Batesville Intermediate School in her honor. Another candlelight vigil was held Wednesday evening on the practice field at J.Z. George High School.
The news site said that the South Panola School District released this statement: “Batesville Intermediate School and South Panola School District grieve the loss of a wonderful teacher and coworker, Dr. Anteeatta Swims. Dr. Swims was an amazing asset to the BIS team who brought a wealth of knowledge to the school. She was a hard worker and dedicated to serving her students. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”