Man pistol-whipped on Dumas Drive; drive-by shooting unrelated

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 17, 2010

NATCHEZ — Two violent incidents on Dumas Drive were reported on to the Natchez Police Department within 12 hours of each other Tuesday and Wednesday.

Chief Mike Mullins said the first report of aggravated assault reached dispatchers at 10:50 a.m. from the 300-block of Dumas Drive. A suspect reportedly used a pistol to beat a victim over the head several times, Mullins said.

The victim is currently still recovering from his injuries at a hospital in Jackson, Mullins said Thursday.

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The suspect, Brandon Christopher Collins, 21, 104 Dumas Drive, turned himself in at the police station Thursday afternoon and was booked on the charges.

Less than 12 hours after the aggravated assault, a drive-by shooting into a house occurred two blocks from the location of the first incident.

Mullins said police received a report of someone shooting into an occupied dwelling at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday on the same street.

Mullins said a suspect in a car drove by a house on the 100-block of Dumas Drive and sprayed bullets into a house where three adults and two children were inside.

Investigators found six bullet holes in the house and two bullet holes in cars parked outside the house.

No injuries were reported in the shooting, Mullins said.

“Evidence reveals an ongoing dispute between the occupant of the house and the suspect,” Mullins said.

Mullins said he could not elaborate on the nature of the dispute.

Anyone with information about the drive-by shooting should call Crime Stoppers at 601-442-5000, where callers can receive a cash reward for giving information leading to an arrest.