Shooting suspect receives three felony charges

Published 3:41 pm Monday, January 22, 2018

NATCHEZ — A Natchez man arrested Sunday after allegedly firing a gun during police pursuit is officially being held on three felony charges without bond.

Paul R. Wade, 54, 221 Linton Ave., was arrested after allegedly firing a revolver at an acquaintance and later firing his gun as officers chased the man through a wooded area near Hope Farm.

Wade was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault upon a law enforcement officer, escape of prisoner and fleeing or eluding law enforcement.

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Each of the charges except escape of a prisoner are felony-level offenses.

Wade was being held in the Adams County Jail on Monday.

At the time of the arrest, whether or not Wade had intentionally fired the weapon at the law enforcement officer was unclear.