- Associated Press - Monday, February 24, 2020

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man accused of killing his mother and father, then kidnapping his nine-month-old daughter, has been charged with two counts of murder.

Colton Prescott, 34, was taken into custody Sunday night and the child was found unharmed, Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong told news outlets.

Investigators said he had gone to his parents home around 6 p.m. to pick up the baby girl when an argument started and he shot Cathy Prescott, 62, and George Prescott, 63. The two were pronounced dead at the scene, Adams County Coroner James Lee said.

Natchez police and the Adams County Sheriff’s Department arrested the suspect at a home about 15 miles (24 kilometers) away later that night, news outlets reported.

It’s unclear whether Colton Prescott has an attorney who can comment on his behalf.

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