Suspect arrested after shooting

A suspect faces multiple charges after a shooting incident Monday afternoon in Marshall County.

Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said the suspect, Charles Derryberry, 43, of the Byhalia area, fled and was later arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of kidnapping and one count of auto theft grand larceny.

The shooting occurred in the Williams Road area, northwest of Victoria.

“The suspect fired from a .22 rifle and shot the victim in the face area,” Dickerson said.

The male victim was airlifted to Regional One Health Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., where he remained in critical condition on Tuesday, according to the sheriff.

Dickerson said during the altercation, the suspect also shot at the victim’s brother.

An automobile was recovered near the shooting scene that had been stolen from a nearby community. “Derryberry, at gunpoint, forced another in-

dividual to drive him from the scene of the shooting to a nearby location, where he fled on foot,” the sheriff said.

The U.S. Marshals Service worked with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department in a search that continued through the night.

Near daylight Tuesday morning, Derryberry was taken into custody by officers with the U.S. Marshals Service at an undisclosed location, Dickerson said.

He was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he awaits formal charges and an initial appearance before a justice court judge.

“The suspect has a lengthy criminal history with the Mississippi Department of Corrections,” the sheriff said. “Inquiries will be made regarding MDOC wanting him for probation or parole violation.

“The suspect is no stranger to the criminal justice system and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.

“Due to the suspect’s past history and as far as what happened Monday, he is considered to be a very dangerous individual.”

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