Shots fired at Jefferson deputiesPublished 12:12am Monday, March 5, 2012
FAYETTE — Two Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies are unharmed after being shot at early Sunday morning after suspects fled a vehicle that the deputies chased down Mississippi 28.
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker said deputies MacArthur Doss and Derrick Stampley gave chase in separate vehicles to an SUV that was driving erratic in excess of 100 miles per hour. The vehicle traveled east on Mississippi 28 from Fayette before finally stopping at Barnes Lane in the Union Church community. After it stopped, Walker said three or four people fled the vehicle.
One person remained in the vehicle, Chris Morgan, was arrested.
“While they were attempting to talk to (Morgan), shots rang out,” Walker said. “At least three or four fired at the two deputies on the scene. One of the sheriff’s vehicles was hit.”
Walker said the sheriff’s office has a few suspects but would not released the names Sunday night. When Morgan was apprehended, Walker said he was in possession of a substance that Walker believes to be marijuana. Right now, he’s being charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent, Walker said.