Arrest made in Mississippi highway shootings
James D. Willie
May 18th, 2012
05:49 AM ET

Arrest made in Mississippi highway shootings

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the case of an alleged police impersonator who is believed to have killed two motorists in Mississippi, the Tunica County Sherriff's Office said.

James D. Willie, 28, of Sardis, Mississippi, was arrested Tuesday after police responded to a disturbance in Tunica. Authorities found Willie with a woman who claimed he raped her. Willie was later taken into custody.

Authorities said Willie had a semi-automatic handgun at the time of his arrest. State crime lab scientists determined the weapon matched the same one used in two murders in northwest Mississippi last week.

Thomas K. Schlender was found dead in his car, stopped in the median of Interstate 55, early on May 8. Three days later, Lori Anne Carswell was found dead outside her car on the shoulder of a state highway in Tunica County.

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  1. rick

    my pap was army my dad a marine my brother air force and i served 10 yrs in the us navy to protect all americans! there is no room for racism in the us. I am black but prefer to b called simply an american!

    May 18, 2012 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
    • bl15

      Thank you and the rest of your family for your service – a fellow American, (color not important)

      May 18, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. FelipeBR

    It does

    May 18, 2012 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. Charles

    Wait...aren't they supposed to show a picture of him when he was a cherubic 10 year old? And the victims...they were evil white racists, right?

    May 18, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
    • mistamista

      No, they're supposed to let him run wild and free for a month while the public clamors for justice while the media speculates on why he's free given his obvious crime of murder.

      May 18, 2012 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
    • rick

      Do you dream about race?

      May 18, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Realitybites

      You are paranoid. Suspects, no matter what race are always shown as menacing. Pay attention better.

      May 18, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
    • whatsgoingon

      Good call. LOL!

      May 18, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. D987654321

    All they have to do now is tie him to the crime scenes with some other than the gun and they've got him, dead to rights.

    May 18, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scott

    IIf whites don't count in American, wonder why we have higher average income, lower unemployment, longer life expectancy, and a leg up on almost everything else. Here's some cheese to go with the whine all the "poor oppressed white folk" crowd are drinking . . .

    May 18, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Realitybites

      Scott,
      It's usually the poor white folk who say things like disenfranchised. Next to the 'angry black man' there is such thing as an 'angry white man'.

      May 18, 2012 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • willie B.

      amen Scottie my boy, gee,and i guess the zimm's head wasn't all cut up. America's super subculture at it's best. Some things will never change. If it doesn't fit.......you must acquit . and yes, spelled correctly from illiterate schmuck?

      May 18, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Wake up and get to work Scott

      @Scott, Now you are my field worker. Happy about that job of yours, and that long lifespan? Work hard. My man is making you pay your fair share and redistribute the wealth. LMAO! You are outvoted!

      May 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hot Carl

    Black. Any surprise?

    May 18, 2012 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
    • mistamista

      Yes, actually. It's more normal, and therefore less shocking to read the story about the white guy crouched in the bushes aiming a high-powered rifle at a school bus full of kids.

      May 18, 2012 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Hot Carl

      mistamista, John Allen Muhammad, and one minor, Lee Boyd Malvo. Ring a bell?

      May 18, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Realitybites

      Nice try Hot Carl. Please name a few more.........tick tock, tick tock

      May 18, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. Thats it

    Did you all know that a majority of serial killers have been white people your all a bunch of know nothing losers

    May 18, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Billy274633

      Please learn the difference between "your" and "you're." It would bolster your claim immensely.

      May 18, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. nolongerarepublican

    This is why I will not pull over for an unmarked car. Just call 911 and say someone impersonating a polcie officer is trying to pull you over, if it is a real cop, they will tell you and you have on recording and proof why you did not immediately pull over.. Also note Supreme Court rulings require law enforcement to identify themselves. Driving in an unmarked car is hardly identification. You can get all the blue lights you want on Ebay for next to nothing.
    Do what you want, but I advise you to do what I just posted.
    If this was not a police state like Nazi Germany, unmarked cars would have been outlawed for routine traffic stops.
    Criminals know they are wanted so this is a non issue with them.

    May 18, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. Thats it

    No longer a republican now your a democrap so whats the difference you an ignorant one

    May 18, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. ♚Mmmmm♛

    mr rednx regardin' new zealand...you've earned the stupid award today: europeans are the not indigenous...as usual migrated barbarism entered the island and killed most local maori population and stole their land...but being that said, i did not realized buckshot cheneys comes in all shapes colors and sizes...kudos police officers...i woulddah been lookin for some crazed meth using white boys hollerin' at the moon...mea culpa

    May 18, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. Thats it

    A majority of cereal murderers are white so now you are running with a drippy mouth on something new a majority of cereal murderers are white is it a white illness but im white so how is that racist its a fact wake up you narrow minded idiot

    May 18, 2012 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • LiberalNewz

      What kind of cereal do they usually murder? Fruit Loops? Cheerios?

      May 18, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Geago

      Fruity Pebbles!

      May 18, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob Wallace

      Cereal murderers? How could ANYone want to kill Captain Crunch?

      May 18, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmmâ™›

      ...knockoff cocoa puffs....and beatup trix???

      May 18, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
    • cereal?

      you are right. im white and i just murdered a box of cereal.

      May 18, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
    • RhondaGT

      "Cereal" killer? Who's the idiot? hahaha

      May 18, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmmâ™›

      wheaties...todah rescuuuuue!

      May 18, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Martin

      Considering that whites are 77% of the population in the USA that is not surprising. That does not change the fact this guy is guilty. You are no expert on society so spare all of us your commentary on social illness. You look over in Africa with the Genocide,Civil War, whole sale murder happening over there 90% of which is never reported and guess what all black people in society top to bottom. I realize that does not play into your white guilt scenario but too bad. Next time think about that before you call so one else narrow minded fool.

      May 18, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ageis3

    Fortunately this young genius was apprehended before he diid further harm, Innocent until proven guilty, but I'm liking the murder weapon found in his possession.

    May 18, 2012 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  13. Thats it

    Hot carl kenneth bianci randy west ring a bell ha so how about the onion field killers

    May 18, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Geago

      You are funny. Have a nice day. ..Keep Hope Alive!

      May 18, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  14. LiberalNewz

    Wait a second... this guy isn't white, he looks black! RACISM!! Call Eric Holder and Al Sharpton and get this innocent man out of jail!!

    May 18, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Ageis3

      How about we call Orkin to deal with you?

      May 18, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. Thats it

    Hot carl randy west kenneth bianci ring a bell how about the onion field killers the list goes on and on and on

    May 18, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
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