Attempted murder charges filed in drive-by shooting incident

Published 12:54 am Sunday, April 23, 2017


NATCHEZ — A Ferriday man was arrested Friday for allegedly shooting into an occupied Clayton residence Tuesday.

Ben V. Ceasor, 22, 123 Canal St., Ferriday, was arrested by the Concordia Parish Sherriff’s Office Friday. He is charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated criminal damage to property, illegal possession of a stolen firearm and three counts of resisting an officer.

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The Clayton Police Department assisted in the investigation of a shooting on Loomis Street in Clayton Tuesday.

Clayton Police Chief Bobby Madison said Ceasor allegedly participated in a drive-by shooting, in which he reportedly shot in a residence that was occupied by two people.

Madison said two other people were reportedly in the vehicle with Ceasor at the time of the shooting. Madison said officers are actively questioning other subjects and more arrests are likely in the incident.

No bond has been set for Ceasor.