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Accident in Mississippi leads to a suspect wanted in 4 states

KOSCIUSKO, Miss. – A few linked to a series of robberies and carjackings in Florida and other crimes in Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois is to be found in the Mississippi river after a car accident.

Kosciusko (kahz-ee-EH’-skoh) police thought that they would respond to a simple accident Wednesday night, but found it was more than that.

Chief Herbert Drew tells The Clarion Ledger, there was no label on the car. Further investigation found the car was stolen in Arkansas. Then Drew says, police started getting related alerts to watch out for suspects Lessie Earl Proctor and Annastasia Coenen.

Coenen was injured in the wreck and taken to an area hospital.

The authorities find Proctor early Thursday. He is facing charges including possession of stolen property, and weapon possession by a felon.

Drew says Coenen has not been charged.

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Information from: The Clarion Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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