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Suspect in custody in double homicide

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Corey Cowart (Source: Summit PD) Corey Cowart (Source: Summit PD)
Christie Wells Christie Wells
Tomecka Williams Tomecka Williams
SUMMIT, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A suspect is in custody in the double homicide in Summit. Pike County Coroner Percy Pittman says an arrest was made overnight.

Thirty-six year old Corey Cowart is charged with the murders of 39-year-old Tomecka Williams and 30-year old Christie Wells. They were found Tuesday night near the corner of Peters and White Oak Streets.

Wells was pronounced dead at the scene. Williams was taken to a local hospital where she later died. Pittman says both were shot to death.

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