Smith Co. man suspected of killing his wife

SMITH CO., MS (WDAM)- The Smith County Sheriff's Department is holding a man for allegedly killing his wife.

On Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. police responded to a call about a shooting on Smith County Rd. 88.

Police arrived on the scene to find Robert Rhodes had shot and killed his wife Rita Rhodes. Officers found a 9mm handgun and AR 15 assault rifle at the scene.

Rhodes is being held at the Smith County Sheriff's Office for further investigation. Rhodes has yet to be charged. Sheriff Crumpton, the MS Crime Lab and the MBI are investigating.

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