16-year-old arrested after allegedly shooting at a moving vehicle, making threats

Published 3:04 pm Monday, May 9, 2022

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NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 16-year-old Phillip Stokes and charged him as an adult with aggravated assault using a deadly weapon for allegedly firing at a moving vehicle and making numerous threats on social media, authorities said.


Stokes was booked at the Adams County jail on Thursday.

His bond has been set at $200,000 according to arrest records.

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ACSO investigator Delayne Bush said the sheriff’s office received several reports “within the last month or so” of Stokes presenting a gun and threatening to harm certain people in social media posts. At approximately 11:45 p.m. on April 20, Stokes was allegedly standing near Phillip West Road in Natchez and fired a gun at a moving vehicle with two people inside.

“We just acquired the information filed at other agencies,” Bush said. He added the investigation is still ongoing and more charges are possible.