Altercation leads to shooting, one charged

Altercation leads to shooting, one charged

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - One person was injured after a shooting in the Hebron Community Sunday.

Jones County deputies were dispatched to South Central Regional Medical Center when the victim arrived.

According to deputies, it was reported that the victim was shot in the face by suspect Charles D. Keys, 42, of Taylorsville.

Deputies said Keys admitted to shooting the victim after he drove up to the victim's home and heard gunfire.

Keys told deputies that earlier in the week he had an argument with the victim over drugs. When he drove up to the house he thought he was being fired upon, so he blindly returned fire, according to the Jones County sheriff.

The sheriff said that Keys is a convicted felon, and used a gun that was stolen.

Keys was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, and felon in possession of a firearm.

He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday at 3 p.m.