Suspect accused of shooting Jefferson Davis Co. deputy identified

Timothy Taylor is facing charges of attempted murder of a police officer, aggravated assault of...
Timothy Taylor is facing charges of attempted murder of a police officer, aggravated assault of a police officer, three felony drug charges while in possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.(Source: Jefferson Davis County Sheriff's Office (CUSTOM_CREDIT))
Updated: May. 6, 2019 at 12:02 PM CDT
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JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Authorities in Jefferson Davis County have identified the man accused of shooting a sheriff’s deputy Friday night, leading to a standoff. Investigator Tim Culpepper identified the suspect as Timothy Taylor.

Culpepper said the deputy was shot in the leg while responding to a call near State Route 42 and Duckworth Trail around 9 p.m. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, Taylor said he “wasn’t going to jail” before opening fire on the deputy, hitting him in the leg.

The injured deputy was taken to the hospital by another deputy responding to the call. The deputy was treated and released from the hospital.

After the shooting, law enforcement officers from several surrounding agencies responded to the scene, and a standoff began after Taylor holed up inside a trailer.

According to the sheriff’s office, Taylor opened the door to the home and shot at officers early in the standoff. Taylor fired shots again after a SWAT team entered the trailer, the news release said.

Taylor eventually walked out of the trailer and surrendered to authorities. No further injuries were reported.

Taylor is facing charges of attempted murder of a police officer, aggravated assault of a police officer, three felony drug charges while in possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Culpepper said Taylor has already had his initial court appearance and no bond was set. Taylor remains behind bars at the Jefferson Davis County Jail.

Culpepper said the sheriff’s office is planning to release more details on the ongoing investigation during a news conference at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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