The MBI said the shootings started around 11:30 p.m.at an address in Bogue Chitto, where the deputy and three females were found dead.
Authorities found a second crime scene in the 1600 block Coopertown Road in Brookhaven. None of the victims, including the deputy of the rural county, have been identified.
Eight people, including a sheriff's deputy, have died following a shooting spree in rural MS, according to local authorities.
As authorities took Godbolt to the ground, he was saying he had been shot by someone inside the home.
The deputy killed was 36 year old William Durr. Authorities gave no details on the relationship between Godbolt and the victims. However, during an interview with The Clarion-Ledger newspaper, the suspect revealed some information related to the events prior to the shootings.
"Somebody called the officer", he added. That's what they do.
"They cost him his life", the suspect said, apparently in reference to the slain deputy.
"My pain wasn't desired for him".
Godbolt told the reporter he did not intend to kill the officer, and that he had expected police would shoot him dead.
He said he wanted to commit suicide by cop but he ran out of bullets.
"I ain't fit to live, not after what I done". "Not after what I've done".
Godbolt told the newspaper that he was having a disagreement with his wife and other family members about his children.
Mitchell managed to escape with Godbolt's wife, but Mitchell's wife, one of her daughters, and his sister-in-law were all killed.
The third crime scene was located at 312 East Lincoln Road near Super Jack's, and a male and a female were recovered at that location.
He's the stepfather-in-law of Godbolt.
Godbolt has a criminal history dating back to 2005, according to arrest records, including charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, simple assault and driving with a suspended license. In 2013 he was charged with simple assault.
Arrested in 2015 for speeding, driving with a suspended license, and no proof of liability insurance by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.