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Louisiana man back in Adams County custody, on track to be tried for 2012 shooting death


NATCHEZ, Mississippi — After a more than two-year delay, a Louisiana man is back in Adams County custody and on track to be tried for a 2012 killing.

The Natchez Democrat reports ( the delay was caused by an arrest in another jurisdiction on a lesser charge.

Thirty-six-year-old Cedric DeWayne Ward, of Vidalia, Louisiana, was booked into the Adams County jail Thursday on a warrant for murder.

An Adams County grand jury had indicted Ward in November 2012 for the April 1, 2012, shooting death of 41-year-old Cleveland Ezell Wilson.

He was set to go to trial in March 12, 2013, and was free on a $150,000 bond when he was arrested in Concordia Parish on a charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Information from: The Natchez Democrat,

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