Arrests made for felony offenses

Published 7:00 am Saturday, October 18, 2014

Two Pearl River County men have been arrested – one for charges of aggravated assault, one for grand larceny and residential burglary charges – by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department.
Just after 4 p.m. on Oct. 8, deputies responded to a call from the 100 block of Eloise St. in Nicholson that said shots had been fired, Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.
Deputies arrived to find Frederick Dunn, 46, of 131 Eloise St. and the victim had been in an argument, Tucker said. Dunn had fired a 20-gauge shotgun at the victim, hitting him in his left hand just above his knuckles, in the palm of his right hand and in his upper arm, Tucker said.
Deputies recovered the shotgun hidden in Dunn’s residence, Tucker said. Dunn claimed that he had fired the shotgun in the air in an attempt to frighten the victim, but deputies also found shotgun pellets in the porch railing of a neighboring residence, backing up the victim’s account of what happened, Tucker said.
Dunn was charged with aggravated assault, Tucker Said. The victim refused medical treatment.
In a separate case that began with a call at 4:24 p.m. on Sept. 21, deputies responded to a residential burglary in the 40 block of Luther Walker Rd, Tucker said.
The victim had returned home to find his 2013 green Honda 4-wheeler missing from his carport. Other items within his home had also been misplaced, suggesting someone had searched through his belongings, Tucker said.
The victim posted information about his missing 4-wheeler on Facebook, and a friend who saw his post called to tell him he had seen the 4-wheeler at a mutual acquaintance’s home, Tucker said. The victim called Det. Kris Robbins with this new information, who went to the acquaintance’s home, the Chief Deputy said.
Robbins discovered the 4-wheeler stuck in the mud not far from the home, and it was returned to the owner, Tucker said. The mutual acquaintance informed Robbins that Devin Brown, 20, of 45 Daisy Andrews Rd., had asked to keep the 4-wheeler at his home but did not inform him it was stolen, Tucker said.
Robbins charged Brown with grand larceny on Oct. 6. Charges for residential burglary could be placed against Brown at a later date, Tucker said.

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