Police respond to shootout in Jones County

A shoot out in Jones County has landed three men in jail and another in South Central Regional Medical Center.

Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge says Jason Odom along with James Verner, 28, Michael Gregg, 20, Burriel Sumrall, 29, opened fire into a home on Poole Creek Road in the Rustin community.

Hodge says the resident of the home, Jeff Byrd, fired several shots back, one bullet struck Odom. Authorities say Odom was hospitalized and released.

The other three were arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Hodge says charges are pending against Odom.