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. Thats it

    All is quiet now eh

    May 18, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Political Commissar

      I'm surprised C N N posted this story, especially with a picture. It doesn't fit their harmonious melting-pot dogma. Isn't there an animal doing something funny we can run, and pretend the collapse of America isn't happening?

      May 18, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Thats it

    Unveil yourself now its time

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

    Kenneth bianci the hill side strangler only preyed on women so is that hate crime yes its just never brought up

    May 18, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Ellen

      There is no evidence at all that this had anything to do with ethnicity. It is just a coincidence that the victims were white and the suspect is not.

      May 18, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Manranch

      it would definitely be considered a hate crime if it was a white guy that coincidentally shot two black people and you peopte know it

      May 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Raul332

    The most tragic aspect of this story is that it will probably result in copycats in the future who will do the same thing. Police departments across Nazi America will do little, or nothing, to change policies and procedures when it comes pulling motorists over for no good reason. Unmarked police cruisers will be the mainstay at most Nazi police departments, and motorists will continue to be leery about pulling over for any type of unmarked police cruiser in the dead of night.

    May 18, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. Thats it

    Raul 332 your are most certainly correct now watch this the racists will attack on this one to why because they are scared

    May 18, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Thats it

    I know who you are at 7:53 troll you are a troll and i know your old user name you to have been unveiled

    May 18, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. Stomp123

    There is so, much hate here. Were was the kids right to stand his ground?
    He didn't go after that man that man went an chase him. If you want to talk about hate crimes. this crime can not compare to all the hate crimes committed by white America on all other Americans. this man committed a crime and he should be punish no matter what color he is...

    May 18, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  8. Thats it

    Hey martin this guy is guilty has he been to trial yet no has all the evidence been collected yet no so why are you convicting the guy already oh because he is black you know what your hood sucks and your comment is week and no you you have the right to silence and sutpidity oh thats right your already there

    May 18, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. Thats it

    Mark he is a human being period ok

    May 18, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  10. Thats it

    CHEESEROLL you are a real big man and im black no actually im white and i dont really see skin color or ethnicities as a barrier in this country did yo mama not let you out of cage often as you were being hand fed

    May 18, 2012 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  11. Thats it

    Looks like from under cheese roll is upset thats ok maybe your mammy can give you some suckle no calm you down CHESTER fromunder cheese

    May 18, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. LaVerne

    Those caucasions never should've been on that street disrespecting locals. I am certain Willie has endured great hardship through his life at the hands of oppressors, and you can only push a man so far... This is Mississippi. Now there's some revenge going on.

    May 18, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. FGHOTS


    May 18, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  14. FGHOTS

    LaVerne. PUUUUUULEEEZ girlfriend....

    May 18, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Not me.

    I'm glad this guy was caught.

    May 18, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
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