Man faces assault charges in Halls Ferry shooting

Published 9:17 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2021

A Warren County man faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after his arrest Tuesday night following a shooting incident on Halls Ferry Road.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Jason Hendrix, 43, who gave a Halls Ferry address, was being held without bail in the Warren County Jail pending an initial appearance in justice court. Hendrix is accused of shooting at two teenagers, wounding one and damaging the car they were in. The shots that wounded the teen and damaged the car came from a shotgun.

The wounded teen was outside the car when he was hit. He was treated and released from Merit Health River Region, Pace said.

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According to Sheriff’s Office reports, deputies responding to a call of shots fired in the 6600 block of Halls Ferry Road arrived to find the teenage boys sitting in a car and one of the youths was wounded in the back. The car they were in was also damaged by gunshots.

Deputies later arrested Hendrix while he was walking on Nine Mile Cutoff Road about one mile from his home where the shooting occurred. He was carrying a shotgun.

The case remains under investigation.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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