Lafayette County man arrested and charged with murder

Published 9:52 pm Friday, June 11, 2021

A Lafayette County man is charged with allegedly murdering his wife, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.

On June 11 at approximately 12:15 p.m., deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to 204 Spring Lake Cove for a welfare concern.

Upon arrival and and at the completion of an investigation, deputies arrested David Lee Swims, Jr., 41, for murder. The victim was identifed as Swims wife, Anteeatta Archie Swims, 36.

Dr. Anteeatta Swims was a teacher in the South Panola School District. She was the lead teacher at Batesville Intermediate School for seven years.

“Batesville Intermediate School and South Panola School District grieve the loss of a wonderful teacher and coworker, Dr. Anteeatta Swims,” read a statement from the South Panola School District. “Dr. Swims was an amazing asset to the BIS team who brought a wealth of knowledge to the school. She was a hard worker and dedicated to serving her students. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”

Swims is currently being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center and was issued a bond of $100,000 by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge.

This is still an ongoing investigation and the sheriff’s department asks for anyone with any information pertaining to the incident to call 662-234-6421