Shots fired at Jefferson deputies

Published 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.

  • Anonymous

    Shots fired at Deputies….driving erratic in excess of 100 miles per hour on Hwy 28….three or four people fled the vehicle…

    There is a whole lot more information to come in this crime…I hope that they brought out dogs and search for these thugs…

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Sound like Fayatte needs to get the experenced marching out crime marchers from Natchez to help Fayatte have a crime parade in Fayatte that will surely get rid of crime for sure??!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CUYXBN6CMWNC5QYK6H5LJMUF7Q Retired on the Miss Gulf Coast

    This sounds to me to be a drug transportation gone bad. People never shoot at a Deputy unless they know if stopped they are definately going to jail and for a long time. I would guess this (mini-van) was full of illegals with drugs coming from Mexico. I don’t want to sound racist as it very well could be all white men in the van. But to drive a mini van 100 mph, I can tell you they are not designed to drive that fast on an interstate highway, or any highway. They are mostly used as grocery getters or take and bring home the kids from socer practice.

  • Anonymous

    You spell like you are un-schooled.  How can you spell a word incorrectly 3 times when it is the first word in the article and ALL CAPS?  You should be more concerned with senior citizen literacy than “crime marchers.”  Unless youse just be playin wit dem woruds. Reading is FUNdamental!

  • Anonymous

    Not familiar with Jefferson County, I take it.

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Oh, is the word Feeyet??!!

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    You spell like you are un-schooled. How can you spell a word incorrectly 3 times when it the first word in the article? You should be more concerned with senior citizen literacy than “crime marchers.” Unless youse just be playin wit dem woruds. Reading is FUNdamental!

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  • Anonymous

    Way to go erniefrank i am with you 100%. I can not stop laughing about saying he should be concerned with senior citizen literacy
    than “crime marchers”.

  • Anonymous

    ROFLMAO….true…so very true.