Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sheriff probes shooting, burglaries
By SUE WATSON
Marshall County Sheriff’s Department officers made an arrest in a shooting and investigated a number of thefts of lawn equipment last week, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
Deputies were called to a shooting in the Cayce Road area near Victoria May 23 around 7 p.m., he said.
Charles Malone, 40, of Malone Road, had been shot by another individual following an alleged argument, Dickerson said. Malone remained in very critical condition Tuesday at the Memphis Med.
Jasper Wells Jr., 23, of the Cayce Road area, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on Malone, according to the sheriff. He said Wells is alleged to have pulled a .40 caliber handgun from his person and shot Malone five times. Wells remained in jail on $200,000 bond as of Tuesday, this week.
In a separate cluster of thefts in the Red Banks and Taska Road areas, investigators are looking for suspects who took two lawn tractors from North Red Banks Road and a riding lawn mower and finishing mower (bush hog) from Taska Road Wednesday, May 25.
In addition to those thefts Wednesday, a John Deere Gator was stolen from North Red Banks Road.
Although the incidents are being separately investigated, Dickerson said he believes the thefts are the work of the same person(s).
Also, on Deer Creek Road, the theft of a black 16-foot, tandem-axle trailer has been reported.
Dickerson said he is asking the public to be watchful for any strange vehicles or persons in and around these communities, particularly any unusual suspicious vehicles or persons. When something looks suspicious, the sheriff advised persons to call 911 and ask for a deputy to come out and investigate the matter.
Anyone who has any information regarding any crime is asked to call Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 800-729-2169 or the sheriff’s office at 662-252-1311.
Dickerson said people should park their lawn mowers and other equipment such as trailers out of sight in a shed or behind the dwelling.
Equipment left in sight of the road makes it easy for would-be thieves to spot and grab personal property, the sheriff said.
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