Man charged with shooting neighbors

Man charged with shooting neighbors


A man who allegedly shot two of his neighbors in the chest during a dispute between their families last week is out on bond after he was arrested on two attempted murder charges.

The man, Tyrone Collier, 51, 10241 Road 402, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder, according to Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Calrk.

Clark said another man, Dennis Loggins, 40, who allegedly fired a shotgun during the dispute and hit Collier with bird shot, is considered to have acted in self-defense.

“At this moment Collier is the only one we have charged,” Clark said. “We are still working with the District Attorney’s office and this case will be presented to the grand jury where additional charges are possible.”

The Sheriff’s Office does not expect to have the case ready until a Neshoba County grand jury is scheduled for August. Clark said presenting the case to the next grand jury scheduled to begin on April 29, would “not do justice to either party.”

Clark said his investigators are currently preparing evidence to submit to the state crime lab.

Clark said warrants for Collier’s arrest were signed on Wednesday and he turned himself in on Thursday, April 4, at the Neshoba County Detention Center at about 10:30 a.m. 

Collier posted a $50,000 bond about two hours later, according to Neshoba County Jail records.

Charges stem from an incident reported off of Road 402 near the Leake County line on Friday, March 29, at about 7:15 p.m. that sent three to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Clark said the incident stemmed from Collier reacting to hearing gunshots in the direction of Loggins's family home while his daughter was driving around the area on a four-wheeler.

"it is obvious this incident started as a retaliation after Collier heard gunshots in close proximity to where he believed his daughter riding," Clark said.

When she returned, Collier reportedly grabbed his handgun and drove his four-wheeler to Robinsons’ house. Reportedly the two families live “a couple of football fields away” from each other on Road 402.

“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 they found numerous pieces of ammunition in the roadway and have been conducting interviews with both of those involved and witnesses.

Sent to the hospital were Collier, Loggins and Loggins’s sister, 35-year-old Stephanie Robinson.

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.

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.

Both Loggins and Collier were released from the hospital on Saturday, March 30, Clark said. Robinson was not able to be interviewed until Tuesday. April 2, Clark said.

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