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Manhunt ends with paroled killer in handcuffs

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TATE COUNTY, MS (WMC) -

Deputies arrested a convicted killer who led police on a chase that involved several law enforcement agencies.

James Michael Greene is accused of shooting at officers in Tate County before going on the run for more than 24 hours. He was arrested around 10 a.m. Tuesday in Tunica County.

Green was on parole for a 1986 arson and murder conviction. He was living with his parents in Hernando.

A man who saw Greene run from police asked not to be identified, but described the scene.

"I knew that the man was coming around behind my house," he said. "It was a flurry of like, three different spurts of gunshots, shouting, and everything else. I had to come back and get my gun."

State agents are still searching the river near that man's house, looking for the gun that left a bullet hole in a squad car.

"I heard limbs breaking and stuff and I called my stepson and I think that diverted him," the neighbor said. "He knew that there was somebody up here, so he went across the ditch behind my house and then swam the canal."

DeSoto County Deputy Chief Macon Moore found Green on Tuesday morning.

"I thought I saw the suspect partially buried under some leaves," he said.

Green was still wearing the bright orange shirt he was seen in the night he ran; he wasn't wearing any shoes. His feet were swollen and covered in mud as a result of the two day manhunt.

"I think he was ready," Moore said. "He complied to every command that I gave him."

Several agencies worked with tips from neighbors and railroad workers who saw Green hiding. They will all sleep a little easier now that Green is back in jail.

"I had a grandson here and my wife and my stepson, which we were taking care of on our own," said the neighbor, who is glad he didn't have to use his gun. "We wasn't hunting him, he just wasn't going to let him come in the house."

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