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Man faces charge in connection to Wednesday shooting in Adams County

NATCHEZ — An Adams County man was being held in the Adams County Jail Thursday after sheriff’s deputies said he shot a man in the forearm Wednesday night.

The suspect, Stephen Thomas, 27, was being held without bond pending arraignment Wednesday morning, an Adams County Sheriff’s Office report states.

Deputies were dispatched to Merit Health Natchez at approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, in reference to a 26-year-old male, who had a gunshot wound to his right forearm.

The suspect was identified as Thomas, and deputies made contact with Thomas at his residence on Cottage Drive where he was arrested without incident.

Thomas is being held at the Adams County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault, manifesting extreme indifference to human life with no bond pending arraignment.