Natchez man arrested on indictment from alleged shooting incident

Published 10:52 pm Saturday, June 9, 2018

NATCHEZ — A Natchez man who authorities said fired a revolver while being chased by police officers in January was arrested Friday on an indictment.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office booked Paul R. Wade, 55, 221 Linton Ave., on a grand jury indictment for aggravated assault, fleeing a law enforcement officer, escape of a prisoner and a controlled substance violation. He was released on a $70,000 bond, sheriff’s office records indicate.

In January, police said Wade, owner of Starling’s Rest Bed and Breakfast who was also managing several other bed and breakfasts, fired a revolver during some sort of incident with another man whom he knew. The man was not injured.

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Later, an officer on patrol spotted a car matching a description of the vehicle Wade was driving and the officer began a pursuit of Wade’s vehicle, which police said endured “for some time.”

When Wade pulled into the driveway of Hope Farm antebellum house on Homochitto Street, police said, he eventually exited his vehicle and fled into a wooded area, followed by a police officer. Police said at that point, Wade fired his weapon again. Again, no one was struck.

Officers took Wade into custody, and he was later charged with the aforementioned charges, except for the controlled substance violation, which came later.

Records have Wade’s expected court date in late July.