Arrests made in shootings

Published 12:24 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NATCHEZ — Two arrests were made Monday evening in connection with two separate Ferriday shootings that occurred last week. Police say more arrests are pending.

Randy E. Williams, 40, 115 National Guard Road, turned himself in to the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office and he was charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Williams, who was reportedly waiting on the vehicle on the side of Railroad Drive near Ferriday, is alleged to have shot into a Chrysler 300 occupied by a man and a woman following a disagreement with the male passenger.

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The car was struck three times by bullets, one of the rounds being found in the front passenger seat.

Also Monday, Ferriday Police Department arrested Colleen Griggs, 42, 804 Eighth St., and charged her with four counts of attempted second-degree murder in a separate shooting.

Ferriday Police investigator Richard Madison said Griggs was reportedly driving the vehicle the shooter or shooters allegedly stepped out of to fire up to six rounds at a white Jeep Cherokee going south on Eighth Street. In the shooting, two rounds struck the rear back panel of the vehicle.

No one was hurt in the incident, but four men were in the Jeep. Madison said the case is still under investigation and more arrests are pending.

Griggs and Williams were both held Tuesday in the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail with no bond set.