Sheriff: Deputies respond to four calls of shots fired
By Ashley Crutcher
Panola County Sheriff Deputies responded to five calls where residents reported shots were fired into residences and vehicles.
Deputy Harold Lewis responded to Alonzo Gipson Rd. in Sardis on May 3 where the suspect advised that he told the resident “not to come to my house, so if I shoot into her vehicle, that’s my rights.”
Deputy Lewis advised the suspect he had no right to shoot into a vehicle that isn’t causing a threat to his life or others.
According to the report, the resident’s vehicle was shot into causing a busted windshield. The suspect denied shooting the gun into the vehicle.
Another shooting occurred in Sardis previously on April 28 where Deputy Eugene Flowers responded to the scene on Greenbriar Cove.
The resident’s granddaughter advised she had heard a shot and then received a call from a neighbor asking if everyone was safe.
According to the neighbor, a tan car pulled up to the residence and shot seven times towards the home.
Deputy Flowers observed bullet holes in the residence and stated they appear to be from either a BB gun or .22.
According to the report, other neighbors were standing outside and advised they did not see or hear anything.
On May 1 Deputy Louise Linzy was dispatched to Connie Ross Rd. in Como where the resident reported someone shot into his garage.
Deputy Linzy observed the bullet hole in the garage door as well as a hole in the ceiling; but was unable to locate any casings.
Henderson Rd. resident reported to Deputy Maurice Market on May 4 an unknown subject driving a blue Nissan Altima fired several rounds into his residence.
Deputy Market located several 9mm shell casings in the roadway.
Deputy Flowers received another report of shots fired on May 7 and responded to Connie Ross Rd.
The resident advised the suspect(s) shot from a green or blue vehicle. Deputy Flowers located three shotguns shells. He was later called back to Connie Ross Rd. for a similar report.
The second caller advised seeing a vehicle speeding and shooting down Diana Ross Rd.
All incidents are under further investigation.
Deputy Flowers responded to Deer Creek Rd. in reference to a disturbance.
According to the report, Deputy Flowers spoke with a female suffering from cuts that appeared to be road rash wounds all over her body.
The subject advised five males chased her into the woods and stated one had a gun. Deputy Chris Watson arrived on the scene to assist in the investigation when the subject admitted to having ingested meth three hours earlier.
The subject later began to claim that the deputies were trying to harm her. LifeGuard was called to the scene and the subject was transported to Panola Medical.
Deputy Mark Allen recovered a possible meth lab after receiving a report of a backpack containing what the caller described as “medical stuff and chemicals”.
The bag was located on King Rd. in Sardis and contained materials used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Deputies responded to 17 reports of theft in the county including 12 burglaries, four stolen vehicles and one report of fraud.
Items reported stolen range from a $95,000 tractor to a stolen wallet, which was later returned, but the owner’s Military ID was taken.
Other reports include two aggravated assault, 11 simple assault, a disturbance, four threats, three harassments and two fire investigations.
The Panola County Sheriff’s Department responded to six calls where residents reported possible child abuse.
Investigator Bryan Arnold is currently investigating a report from Vance St., Sardis resident the subject and her two children, ages three and one, were living in her utility room without electricity.
According to the report, the resident heard the children screaming and crying in the utility room.
Child Protective Services is also investigating the incident.
Deputy Allen received a report from Sardis Lake Drive where witnesses reported a three-year-old boy was running down the road naked and was almost struck by a car.
According to the report, the child had wandered .2 mile from his home. Another witness, who stopped to help, advised the child had been seen numerous times running in the road.
Deputy Allen was notified that dispatch had received a report from an AT&T employee that the child was in the roadway.
According to the report, the parents advised the child chased their dog out of the yard.
Another report of possible sexual abuse was reported to Investigator Arnold involving a three-year-old girl.
Sardis Lake Dr. parents reported to Deputy Allen that their 15-year-old daughter received nude photos of a 27-year-old man through Facebook Messenger.
Parents of a three-year-old boy advised their son had been molested by a 16-year-old family member.
Panola County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 17 other reports including; joy riding, abandoned vehicle, trespassing, vandalism, malicious mischief, property damage, animal complaints, false pretenses and civil matters.