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Sheriff: Woman facing murder charge after hit-and-run

Chaneeta Bryant. Source: Marion County Sheriff's Department Chaneeta Bryant. Source: Marion County Sheriff's Department
Columbia store where the hit-and-run occurred./Photo credit: WDAM Columbia store where the hit-and-run occurred./Photo credit: WDAM
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Marion County woman is facing a murder charge after she ran over a man with her car at a Columbia store, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

On Friday, deputies arrived to Four Way Grocery off New Hope Road where they found James E. Johnson lying on the ground with severe injuries. 

According to witnesses and video surveillance from the store, deputies determined that Chaneeta Bryant ran over Johnson with her vehicle multiple times after an altercation. 

Bryant was apprehended and initially charged with aggravated assault. 

Johnson was airlifted to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries on Monday morning. 

Bryant's charges were upgraded to murder with a $1,000,000 bond. 

Bryant bonded out late Monday evening. 

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