Former Columbia deputy sheriff and captain sentenced to 20 years

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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A former Marion County deputy sheriff and Columbia police captain will spend the next 18 years behind bars for breaking the law while on probation.

Greg Elkins was convicted in 2006 for manslaughter for shooting and killing Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Hooper and was sentenced to 20 years in prison with only two years to serve and five years on post release supervision.

Elkins, violated his probation back in April, when he was arrested for a DUI, reckless driving, felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Circuit Court Judge Prentiss Harrell sentenced Elkins to serve 18 years in prison.

Elkins has yet to be indicted for his April arrest.

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