Judge sets $750,000 bond on suspect tied to Sunday morning shootings
Published 6:12 pm Tuesday, March 10, 2020
A Warren County teenager charged with shooting three people over the weekend received a $750,000 bond Tuesday from Justice Court Judge James Jefferson.
Anthony Qualls, 19, turned himself in to authorities Monday afternoon after being sought in connection to shooting three people early Sunday on Countryside Road.
Tuesday, Judge Jefferson placed a $250,000 bond on each of the three counts of aggravated assault and bound the case over to the Warren County grand jury. He was being housed at the Warren County Jail.
Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said two 21-year-old men were taken to Merit Health River Region with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and later transferred to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
He said the third shooting victim, a 22-year-old woman, was wounded in the leg and admitted to River Region. Information on their conditions was unavailable.
Authorities are not sure what led to the shooting, but it appeared the men were targeted. They are not sure if the woman was also a target or was hit by a stray bullet.
Pace said deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the 100 block of Countryside Road about 12:05 a.m. Sunday and were talking with people at a bonfire party on private property when authorities were called about the men, who were taken to River Region by private vehicle.
While other deputies were at River Region talking to the men, the woman was brought in by another private vehicle.
Pace said anyone with information should call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 601-636-1761, or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or 1-866-481-8477. Calls to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous.