Suspects arrested for shooting out car windows
Published 7:00 am Friday, May 2, 2014
Two suspects were arrested after allegedly shooting out the windows of three vehicles, said Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Shane Tucker.
Tucker said the sheriff’s department received a call on April 25 at 7 a.m. from a resident on Ellis Hart Road in Poplarville. The resident reported that someone had shot out all of the windows of two vehicles parked in front of the home, Tucker said.
When deputies and Investigator Randy Messa arrived to the scene, they were able to recover shell casings from a .22 caliber weapon and projectiles that had been fired into the windows, Tucker said.
Tucker said while Messa was at the residence, he received a call about vehicle mirrors being shot out at Monroe Breeland Road.
Messa responded to Monroe Breeland Road, where he was able to recover shell casings from a .22 caliber weapon and projectiles from in front of the home, Tucker said.
A vehicle had been seen by law enforcement driving by both houses. One of the victims also noticed the vehicle and was able to get a partial tag number, Tucker said.
He said the sheriff’s department was able to obtain a vanity tag number for a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle at the scene of both incidents.
The vehicle was registered to Jenna E. Griffin, 18, of 118 Driftwood Rd., Carriere, Tucker said.
Through the investigation, the sheriff’s department was able to determine Tyler J. Mark was riding with Griffin, who was driving the vehicle during the incidents, on April 25, Tucker said.
Mark, 20, of 39 Harvey Anderson Rd., Poplarville allegedly used a firearm belonging to Griffin retaliate against another person for an unknown incident, Tucker said. He said Mark allegedly went to the wrong homes.
During the investigation and search of the vehicle, deputies discovered more than an ounce of marijuana, Tucker said.
Griffin was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, accessory after the fact and conspiracy to commit a crime, Tucker said. Griffin was released on a $28,000 bail on April 28.
Tucker said Mark was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, two counts of malicious mischief and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Mark is currently being held at the Pearl River County Detention Facility on a $33,000 bond, Tucker said.