Man charged with shooting, killing both his parents, abducting own 9-month-old

Published 6:15 am Monday, February 24, 2020

A Natchez, Mississippi, man was arrested Sunday night after police say he shot and killed both his parents Sunday at their residence and abducted his own 9-month-old daughter.

Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong said officers arrested Colton Prescott, 34, in connection to the deaths and abduction.

Prescott is believed to have shot both his parents and abducted the girl Sunday evening in the area of North Hampton Road.

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Adams County Coroner James Lee said George Prescott Jr., 63, and Cathy Prescott, 62, were pronounced dead when he arrived at the residence just after 7 p.m.

Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said the Special Response Team, HEAT Unit and other ACSO deputies were dispatched to assist the Natchez Police Department in locating Prescott sometime before 6 p.m. Sunday and located him at a residence in the Lake Montrose area in South Adams County.

Patten said the child was taken to her mother and Prescott was transported to the Natchez Police Department.

“The Natchez Police Department and Adams County Sheriff’s Office have worked extremely well together on this case to get the information out to everyone,” Patten said. “… Hats off to every single officer who responded tonight. They did an outstanding job to bring the baby back safely and bring this suspect in. … You hate when things happen like this in the community, but it does make you more appreciative of the officers that we have who serve this community.”