On 01-25-2021, around 1728 hours, deputies responded to County Road 1409 to a possible shooting that had occurred. Upon arrival deputies found one male victim with trauma to the head area and believed it to be a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to NMMC for treatment. The investigation revealed that two individuals had gotten into an argument and one pulled a gun and discharged it into the victim’s vehicle. The suspect then attacked the victim and beat him with the pistol causing trauma to his head. Deputies then found the suspect at his residence, where this occurred. During the struggle to apprehend the suspect, a Deputy was assaulted. The suspect was then transported to the Lee County Jail without further incident. The suspect was interviewed and subsequently charged today.
Vernon R. Stults Jr.
28 years of age.
Simple Assault on a Police Officer
He is currently on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections for Felony Taking of a Motor Vehicle.