Scattered showers and storms could become strong to severe this afternoon into the evening. Primary threats are large hail and heavy rainfall causing flooding in poor drainage areas. Damaging winds are included as well and an isolated tornado possibility is very low but not eliminated.
6-24-06 – A homicide investigation is underway in Hugo after authorities say a man was killed late Friday night. According to the OSBI, the state agency assisting local authorities with the investigation, witnesses reported a man striking another man near the 400 block of West Main Street around 10:30 p.m.
When authorities arrived, they found 50 year old Jack Francis of Hugo dead at the scene.
The OSBI says witnesses led police and deputies to a home, within walking distance of the crime scene. At the home, police arrested 23-year-old Marcus Cole of McCurtain County.
Authorities say they found some of the victims belongings burning in a trash can. Cole is in the Choctaw County Jail on a first degree murder complaint.
Formal charges are expected early next week.