Man accused of firing gun at Natchez house

Published 12:01 am Sunday, July 10, 2016

NATCHEZ — A Natchez man was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly shooting at a house on East Dumas Drive.

Carl S. Jenkins, 19, no address provided, was arrested Friday for shooting into a dwelling and for contempt of court for failure to pay fines for simple assault.

Natchez Police Department Chief Daniel White said police received a disturbance call from the resident, who was not injured in the shooting, at approximately 2:24 a.m. Friday and the officer arrived at 2:27 a.m. to catch Jenkins driving away after allegedly shooting the house once, hitting the hinge on the door.

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White said another man who was with Jenkins when he was arrested has not been charged.

Officers recovered a .22-caliber rifle in the Chrysler, White said.

Jenkins was held in the Natchez City Jail on a $20,000 bond.