Police investigate shooting at lounge

A shooting last week at Tina Lounge on North Memphis Street sent one victim to the hospital, according to Holly Springs Police Chief Dwight Harris.

Officers were dispatched at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, Nov 5. The suspect turned himself in early Friday evening, the chief said.

The victim of the shooting was transported to Alliance Hospital prior to the arrival of police officers, and then airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was released from the hospital November 9.

The suspect, Ronardo Wilson, 48, of Shelby Drive in Holly Springs, has been charged with one count attempted murder, Harris said, and released from custody on a $75,000 bond.

The incident is still under investigation, Harris said.

Uttering forgery Officers were dispatched to First State Bank at 146 West College Street Friday, Nov. 6, around 12:30 p.m. in reference to a person attempting to cash a counterfeit check, Harris said. When the subject tried to cash the check, the teller took the check and verified it was counterfeit, the chief said. Tramane L. Burton, 32, of the Eads, Tenn., address area, was taken into custody at the bank, then booked and charged with one count uttering forgery, Harris said. He remained in jail Tuesday under a $25,000 bond set by municipal judge Amanda Smith.

Harris said the investigation is ongoing with video tape available from the bank.

The counterfeit check was written for $4,725 on a local construction company, Harris said.

Fugitive returned Torrey Flowers, 45, a fugitive from justice since June 25, has been returned to Holly Springs after signing a waiver of extradition, Harris said. Flowers was charged with two counts attempted murder in a June 25 incident that took place outside Holly Market, he said. Flowers allegedly fired shots from his vehicle into the vehicle of two victims,

Chief Harris said. After firing shots, the suspect fled the scene and was apprehended in Memphis, Tenn., on a routine traffic charge and arrested.

A preliminary hearing is set for November 12 in municipal court in Holly Springs.

Flowers is being held on $75,000 bond on each count and remains in jail.

Harris said the altercation between one victim and the suspect began inside Holly Market on North Memphis Street. The two left and got inside their vehicles in the parking lot. Then Flowers allegedly shot into the victim's vehicle where the victim and his father were seated, and fled the scene, according to the police chief.

All suspects are considered innocent until convicted by a court of law.

Holly Springs South Reporter

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