JACKSON, Miss. – A convicted sex offender from Colorado and a second man are charged with capital murder in a high-speed crash that killed a Mississippi police officer.
Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider says authorities believe the driver was 20-year-old Kyle David Wendt. The Colorado native has a record as a sex offender in that state.
Authorities say the passenger was 40-year-old Thomas Leland Lee, a New Orleans native whose last home address was in West Monroe, La.
Authorities say Grenada Police Capt. John Wayne Haddock on Friday was hit when he was putting out spike strips to pop the tires of the car Wendt was driving. Lee and Wendt were wanted in a church burglary.
Haddock died at the scene on Mississippi Highway 8 near the intersection of Interstate 55.