COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - An early morning shooting near Mt. Olive had Covington County authorities searching for a gunman Thursday. The alleged gunman, Brian Allen, was arrested about six hours after it all started.
Undersheriff Layne McLaurin said deputies were called to a report of shots fired near Mt. Olive around 1 a.m Thursday.
When deputies arrived, McClaurin said Allen started firing, stole a patrol car and drove off. The patrol car was found a few miles away, but Allen ran off.
Allen was eventually tracked down and arrested.
He was taken to the Covington County Jail.