Charges pending in Friday shootout

Charges pending in Friday shootout


A dispute between two families led to a shootout Friday night near Madden with serious injuries.

Felony charges are pending, but three people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds in the incident that occurred off of Road 402 near the Leake County line, according to Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark.

A brother and sister, Dennis Loggins, 40, and Stephanie Robinson, 35, and a neighbor, 53-year-old Tyrone Collier, have all been identified as the gunshot victims and face potential charges of aggravated assault and more, Clark said.

“There is a lot to wade through but we are working closely with the DA’s office to ensure we make the right decisions here,” Clark said.

The incident was reported at 7:15 p.m. when a female called 911 reporting she had been shot in the chest. 

Clark said the call was brief and lots of other voices could be heard in the background. A subsequent call, this time a male caller, reported shots were fired at 10270 Road 402.

Emergency responders on the way were told that a private vehicle was transporting two gunshot wound victims to Neshoba General.

Clark said Sheriff’s deputies and EMS met a vehicle at the AT&T store in Philadelphia. 

Loggins reportedly had a gunshot wound to his left shoulder and Robinson had a gunshot wound to her chest.

The two were transported to Neshoba General and later airlifted to The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Another group of deputies continued to Road 402 where they encountered Collier at a neighboring house “a couple of football fields away” and across the road from where the call originated. 

Clark said Collier was “peppered badly” all along his left side with bird shot. He said Choctaw EMS transported Collier to Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

Based on the investigation so far, Clark said the incident happened when Collier heard a gunshot down the road near Loggins's residence while his daughter was out riding a four-wheeler. When she returned, Collier reportedly grabbed his handgun and drove his four-wheeler to Loggins’ house. 

“Things escalated from there,” Clark said. “Multiple adults were reportedly in the roadway.”

Clark said both families introduced firearms. Collier had his pistol and Loggins had a shotgun.

Collier reportedly shot Loggins and Robinson at close range and Loggins retreated before firing the shotgun at Collier.

Clark said the investigation is ongoing. He said they found numerous pieces of ammunition in the roadway and have been conducting interviews with both of those involved and witnesses.

Both Loggins and Collier were released from the hospital on Saturday. Clark said Robinson was not able to be interviewed until Tuesday.

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