George County man charged in death of his father

What started as a fight between father and son has resulted in the father’s death and the son charged in the incident.

George County Sheriff Keith Havard said in a press release that deputies responded to a call Wednesday of a possible death in the 100 block of Quail Run Road in the Twin Creek community.

When they arrived, deputies and medical personnel found the victim, Henry Cornelius Edwards, 80, dead in a vehicle at the home.

An investigation ensued and it was determined that Edwards and his son, Henry Kevin Edwards, 40, of Lucedale had gotten into a physical altercation.

The elder Edwards succumbed to his injuries from the fight.

Henry Kevin Edwards was charged with second degree murder and booked into the George County jail. He is awaiting an initial appearance before Justice Court judge Mike Bullock.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811.

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