January 21, 2022

Ocean Springs man charged with the murder of his father

Mary Apel

A Mississippi coast man has been charged with the murder of his father.

Robert Dane Baxter, 48, was arrested on Tuesday, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell.

Earlier that morning, deputies had found the body of 77-year-old Thomas Donald Baxter inside his Ocean Springs home where the two men lived together, the sheriff said.

Investigators and the U.S. Marshals located the victim’s son in Gulfport later in the day and took him into custody.

An autopsy will be performed to determine Thomas Baxter’s cause of death.

Share this Article


Related Articles