Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # T-5
Incident Date: 12/3/2010
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Charged with capital murder
Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Crenshaw was shot and killed after responding to a call of a domestic dispute at a home on County Road 500.
Deputy Crenshaw and another deputy responded to the call at approximately 4:00 am in a rural area near Ripley. When they arrived at the scene they encountered a male subject outside. As they made contact with the man, Deputy Crenshaw was fatally shot.
The suspect was arrested and charged with capital murder.
Deputy Crenshaw was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served as a patrol deputy for the Tippah County Sheriff's Department for seven years and had previously served as a detention officer with the agency.
He is survived by his wife, four children, one stepchild, mother, three sisters, and one stepbrother. One of his sons also works for the department.