Monday, February 27, 2017

Reward increased for Deaton to $30,000.

Update: Priority One Bank contributed $2,500 to reward.  Reward is now $30,000.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement and pictures.

Nationwide Search and Reward Increased on Murder Suspect Alex Deaton

The nationwide search continues for murder suspect Alex Deaton. The Rankin County Sheriff’s Office, The Rankin County District Attorney’s Office, The Mississippi Department of Public Safety, The U.S. Marshals and the Federal Bureau of Investigations are coordinating with law enforcement agencies across the nation in the search for Alex DEATON.

Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel has issued warrants for DEATON on the charges of Murder of his girlfriend, Heather Robinson and Aggravated Assault of the Castlewood’s jogger.

We are confident that Alex DEATON was in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area this past Saturday morning. We are using every asset available to locate and arrest Alex DEATON.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is offering a $20,000 reward and the Rankin County Board of Supervisors is offering $5,000 reward. This along with the crime stoppers $2,500 reward brings the total to $27,500.

Alex Bridges DEATON is last known to be driving a white 2012 GMC Acadia bearing Mississippi Nurses Foundation Tag Number F396 NF.

Anyone with information that leads to arrest of Alex Bridges DEATON would be eligible for up to a $27,500 reward. If you have information to help in this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online through the Web Tip link on the home page of the Central MS Crime Stoppers website or use your mobile device or computer to submit a tip by going to

This investigation continues.


Anonymous said...

The description of the vehicle seems to change as often as the 'supposed facts' in the case.

Anonymous said...

Im thinking a shootout with Police might be a good outcome.

Anonymous said...

Might need to check the Redneck Yacht Club and also any truck pulls.

Anonymous said...

This guy won't make it to St. Patrick's Day. I don't know why we're acting like he's public enemy #1. He's not that smart. A buck says they pick him up by the weekend.

Diabolical Genius with a Hipster Beard said...

OK, I'm losing track. Can someone clear up the events? Here's what I've got:

At 5:00am Friday, a woman called and said she was shot while jogging by a guy in a white SUV. It's confusing as to who this woman is, but it apparently is not Ms. Robinson. At 4:20 that evening, the police found Ms. Robinson dead in her apartment of strangulation and blunt force trauma. So this guy presumably killed her early that morning, stole her car, and shot a jogger on his way out of town.

But wait! The day before he killed a woman who was cleaning a church in Neshoba County, about 75 miles northeast of Ms. Robinson's apartment. They believe it was him because there was a white SUV in the parking lot of the church when she arrived. He's not connected to that woman nor to the church (according to the authorities), and he didn't rob her. So he just pulled into a church and killed the cleaning lady?

Now remember - he did that first, so he must've at least taken the SUV a day before he shot the jogger. So did he kill Ms. Robinson, take her car, drive northeast to Neshoba County, kill a church custodian, get back in the car, drive back to Rankin County, spend the night at the crime scene, decide to flee, and take a shot at jogger on his way toward Tulsa?

Maybe I've misread the whole thing, but this is what I've pieced together. Is there a write-up of this guy's crime spree that gives a clearer timeline?

And would someone please tell the MBI that Castlewoods does NOT contain an apostrophe?

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure law enforcement has a timeline on this. I'm also pretty sure they are more interested in catching this guy than they are keeping us up to date on a timeline. When this guy is caught the record will be set straight.

Anonymous said...

So in short, 10:56, you can't help clarify and have nothing to add. Nice move, champ.

The point is well made. Things just don't add up based on the facts that have been presented. If we're gonna get three posts in four days, then there should be more details than this.

Anonymous said...

He lived in that area of Neshoba County at one time. I don't know how long, as if he grew up there or what, but had close family there. There is a very plausible theory as to why he would go to a rural area he was very familiar with after the initial crime.

Anonymous said...

And one more thing to add, my understanding is this wasn't a church custodian as you described, it was a long-time church member who happened to clean the church, as is the case in a lot of rural churches.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

12:13, I suggest you go to the sheriff's office and demand an explanation.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha...good 'ern, 6:43. 'Tis easy to be humbled.

Anonymous said...

To 8:06 and also Diabolical Genius. There is a timeline. It was posted in a WLBT story. 8:06, I don't understand your snarky comments about the"supposed" facts in the case. Here is the timeline of events

7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22 - Heather Robinson gets off work at UMMC.

8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22 - Robinson texts a friend saying "Happy Birthday" and tells her that she and the Alex Deaton had split up.

4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23 - Brenda Pinter arrives at Dixon Baptist Church. Shorty after she arrives, a white SUV pulls into the church parking lot and stays for several minutes before leaving and heading south on Highway 21.

6:00 p.m. Thursday February 23 - Pinter's body is found inside the church office by her husband.

5:00 a.m. Friday, February 24 - the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from a woman who stated that she had been shot while jogging along Castlewood’s Blvd. During the investigation, the victim stated that a white man with facial hair, driving a small white SUV, shot her from his driver’s window striking her in the thigh.

4:20 p.m. Friday, February 24 - The Rankin County Sheriff's Office received a request to do a welfare check on a resident at Vineyards Apartments off Vine Drive near Castlewoods. A deputy, along with a family member, found Robinson dead inside the apartment. Her SUV and phone were missing and suspicious circumstances surrounded her death.

Time N/A, Monday, February 27 - Rankin County authorities confirmed Deaton was last seen in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28 - Deaton carjacks and kidnaps couple near the La Luz Trailhead in Albuquerque New Mexico. He entered a near by home, stole a van. The couple escaped, Deaton returned to the couple's car at original kidnapping site and headed north on Interstate 25 near Algodones.

Late evening/early morning Tuesday, Wednesday February 28-29- Deaton chased into Kansas during the night. He wrecked the stolen car he was driving and ran on foot to a convenience store where he shot the clerk and stole a black cadillac.

8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 1 - Alex Deaton taken into custody in Kansas after high speed chase.

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