Kidnapped Woman Found; Kidnapper May Be Cornered

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(Utica, MS) A woman who law enforcement authorities say was kidnapped by her boyfriend has been found as she escaped and he is cornered in a field.

According to WJTV in Jackson, MS Shanice Latham was kidnapped last night by 37-year-old Michael Wright of Batesville.

We’re told this morning, Latham was able to escape and is being evaluated at a hospital.

Police believe Wright is cornered in a field near Jackson, MS.

Police also believe Wright shot and killed Latham’s uncle, 55-year-old Jerry Brent. His body was found inside his home in Utica, MS which is just outside Jackson.

Wright is out on bond and awaiting trial for another murder and kidnapping case from December 2012.

In that case, Wright is accused of kidnapping and murdering 39-year-old Cera White Cannon of Jackson.

Her body was found behind an abandoned home in Panola County.

Back in December, Cannon’s sister told News Channel 3 that Cera had restraining orders against Wright at the time of her death.

Police say Wright is considered armed and dangerous.


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