WATER VALLEY, Miss. (AP) — A man has been arrested for arson in a December fire that killed the sister-in-law of a former Mississippi lawmaker.
Kristina Michelle Jones was found dead on Dec. 26. Assistant District Attorney Steven Jubera tells local news outlets that Billy Brooks was arrested Friday on an arson charge.
Former state Rep. Ashley Henley was found shot to death June 13 outside the same mobile home near Water Valley. Brooks, however, was not charged in Jones’s death.
Jubera says prosecutors will make a further statement Monday. WHBQ-TV reports Brooks lived across the street. He was jailed in Yalobusha County.
It’s unclear if Brooks has a lawyer to speak for him or has seen a judge.