One man charged in weekend shooting

One man charged in weekend shooting


A man who allegedly shot two of his neighbors in the chest during a dispute on Road 402 between their families last week remains in custody after he was charged with two counts of attempted murder today, Sheriff Eric Calrk said.

The man, Tyrone Collier, 51, of 10241 Road 402, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder.

At this time, Clark said another man who allegedly fired a shotgun during this dispute that hit Collier with bird shot, Dennis Loggins, 40, 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.”

Clark said warrants for Collier’s arrest were signed on Wednesday and he turned himself in this morning at the Neshoba County Detention Center around 10:30 a.m. Clark said bond has been set at $50,000 and he remains in custody.

Charges stem from an incident reported off of Road 402 near the Leake County line on Friday, March 29, around 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 Robinson and 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.

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

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

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