D'Ante Marquez Bender was arrested in Ackerman by the U.S. Marshal's Service, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the Choctaw County Sheriff's Department and the Ackerman Police Department. Left, Bender is taken into custody at the former Cagle's Corner at the intersection of Hwy. 12 and 15. Middle, Bender awaits extradition to Lauderdale County. Right, Bender is placed in handcuffs belonging to the late Meridian Police Officer Kennis Croom. | Photos courtesy of the Choctaw County Sheriff's Department and the Ackerman Police Department
A former Newton Police Officer will be facing multiple counts of murder after he allegedly opened fire at a Meridian residence, killing his fiancée and Meridian Police Officer Kennis Croom on Thursday night.
According to the U.S. Marshal’s Service press release, D’Ante Marquez Bender, 31, was arrested at 10:15 a.m. Friday in Ackerman.