Former Stone Co. supervisor shot to death

Published 7:22 pm Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Former Stone County Supervisor Duncan Hatten was found shot to death Tuesday at his home.

Stone County Sheriff Mike Farmer told Biloxi’s WLOX-TV that deputies responded to a call from the home around 10 a.m. after an alarm was triggered. A deputy walked through the house with Hatten, and reported that everything appeared fine.

Then at 11 a.m., Hatten’s son, Wiggins Fire Chief Jody Hatten, called 911, saying he found his father shot to death. The sheriff said it appears he was shot once in the chest.

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Farmer believes the attacker was an intruder who was not found during the walk through.

Farmer said officers found a trail behind the house, which led them to a suspect who was being questioned Tuesday night.

Hatten served two terms as the District Five Supervisor in Stone County, from 1999-2007