Arrests made in shooting

Published 11:44 pm Wednesday, July 11, 2007

NATCHEZ — Two teenagers were arrested late Tuesday night on charges of shooting at a deputy’s patrol car.

Jacob Lee Cavin, 17, 88 Beau Pré Raod, and Bryan Heath Jamison, 17, 96 Beau Pré Road, were both charged with drive-by shooting. They were held at the Adams County jail on $100,000 bond each Wednesday.

The two allegedly shot an Adams County deputy’s patrol car, which was parked beside his LaGrange Road house, Sunday.

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The deputy’s patrol car suffered roughly $500 worth of damage when three bullets hit it. Another bullet hit his private car. Investigators found two .22-caliber shell casings from the road in front of the deputy’s house.

The sheriff’s office received information on two possible suspects and a vehicle description, Sheriff Ronny Brown said.

A deputy saw a vehicle matching the description late Tuesday night and pulled the two over, he said.

A .22-caliber pistol was found beside the passenger’s seat, Investigator Ricky Stevens said. When he found two different brand bullets in the magazine matching the two brands on the casings found at the scene, Stevens knew they had the right car, he said.

“When you load a gun, you generally load it with all the same brand (bullets),” Stevens said. “For the magazine to have two brands that exactly match the two brands found at a scene, that’s very rare.”

After questioning, Jamison admitted he was the shooter, Stevens said. Jamison said he had nothing against the deputy at whose car he shot, he said.

“He said he didn’t know why, he just did it,” Stevens said.