Suspected Jones Co. shooter in custody Saturday

1st appearance set for Sunday for Jones County shooting suspect
Published: Oct. 1, 2022 at 10:10 AM CDT
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JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A man considered “armed and dangerous” after allegedly shooting into the home of his girlfriend Friday surrendered Saturday morning to the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.

According to JCSD Administrator Lance Chancellor, 42-year-old Myrick Jones turned himself in at the Jones County Adult Detention Facility and was booked shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday.

Chancellor said Jones had “several” outstanding Justice Court warrants Jones also was expected to be charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling and a count of domestic violence.

Jones is scheduled to make his first appearance in Jones County Justice Court at 2 p.m. Sunday,

Jones, a Taylorsvile resident, was being sought by law enforcement for allegedly shooting into his girlfriend’s home in Jones County Friday, Chancellor said..

According to JCSD, Jones shot around 7:30 a.m. Friday into his girlfriend’s house and vehicle on Keller Road off of Eastview Drive in Laurel, where she and her 16-year-old daughter live.

The sheriff’s department said both mother and daughter were home at the time of the shooting, but were not hit by the gunfire.

Multiple gunshots were fired, striking the house and vehicle, JCSD said.

JCSD investigators and deputies searched for Jones overnight, following up on leads and tips on possible locations.

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