- Associated Press - Friday, December 22, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Mississippi man whose body was found at what authorities say was a phony accident scene.

The body of 44-year-old Roger Lee Scruggs Jr. of Brandon was found Dec. 2 under a bridge in rural Yazoo County near an overturned all-terrain vehicle. Last week, an investigator told local media that detectives believe Scruggs was killed somewhere else.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation announced in a news release the arrests of two Jackson men - John May and Larry Cooper - on charges of conspiracy, hindering prosecution and accessory after the fact of murder. They await a Dec. 27 initial court appearance. Results of an autopsy on Scruggs are pending. The MBI hasn’t said whether other arrests are expected.


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