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Sheriff: Man shot trying to break into home

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JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A man was shot Thursday night after he allegedly tried to break into a Jones County residence, according to The Jones County Sheriff's Department. 

Timothy Jefcoat, 33 of Soso, was trying to visit a woman at the home when police say he became belligerent and refused to leave. 

According to the news release, the victim, a man at the residence, said Jefcoat then tried to force his way into the home. 

The man then shot Jefcoat in the upper left chest. 

While Jefcoat was receiving medical attention, deputies found over a gram of methamphetamine on his person. 

Jefcoat was taken by helicopter to a local hospital where he is expected to recover. 

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