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Law Enforcement Report

Suspect Arrested After Shots Hit House

By David Howell

    A 23-year old Yalobusha man is facing felony charges after allegedly firing four shots at a house located on County Road 25 last Friday morning, Jan. 23.

    Brandon Williams was arrested several hours after the shooting and charged with shooting into a dwelling.

    “We got the call around midnight,” Sheriff William “Lance” Humphreys. When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered four bullet holes –  two on the house and two on a nearby vehicle.

    “The victim was able to identify the suspect,” Humphreys said about the quick arrest. Deputies found Williams’ at a family member’s house, and recovered evidence from the vehicle including the alleged weapon used in the crime.

    Williams posted bond later that afternoon. If convicted, he could face a maximum of 10 years in prison.

    In an unrelated incident, another Yalobushian also faces felony charges after allegedly taking a laptop computer. Tracy Harper, 40, has been charged with grand larceny after she was accused of stealing the computer from her mother’s residence on County Road 154 near Tillatoba on Jan. 21, according to the sheriff.

    “The computer was valued at $1,500” Humphreys said.

    Harper was initially picked up by the Oakland Police Department, and the computer was recovered.

    Harper, who was on parole at the time of the crime, is currently in custody in the Grenada County Jail, and is also awaiting a parole hearing.

    The grand larceny charge will be presented to a grand jury.

    In other sheriff’s department news:

    • Deputies assisted the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) and emergency personnel following a serious two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 32, near the intersection of County Road 212.

    “It appeared to be a head-on collision, there is a real bad curve where the accident occurred,” Humphreys said. Two adults and two children were riding in one vehicle and an adult and teenager were in the second vehicle, according to the sheriff.

    Three patients were flown from the accident scene to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis with serious injuries. A fourth patient was later flown from Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford to the Med in Memphis.

    “The fire department worked for over an hour extracting the driver of one of the vehicles, Humphreys reported. Volunteers from the Water Valley Fire Department, Velma Fire Department and Pine Valley Fire Department responded, along with both of the county’s ambulances.

    • Deputies responded to a one-vehicle traffic accident on County Road 222 on Jan. 25 after a vehicle struck a deer.

    • Deputies responded to another one-vehicle accident on County Road 223 involving a deer on the same day.

    • Deputies answered a report of malicious mischief and disturbance of a family on County Road 80 on Jan. 22. The incident remains under investigation.

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