Man charged after firing gun to get firefighters at his home sooner

A man in Lowndes County is charged with felony simple assault because he fired his gun several times hoping it would get firefighters to his home sooner.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 7:15 PM
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018 7:15 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A man in Lowndes County is charged with felony simple assault because he fired his gun several times hoping it would get firefighters to his home sooner.

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Lowndes County sheriff's deputies say Avery Williams was at his home on Ridge Road Monday with a burning camper.

They say when a volunteer firefighter approached, Williams fired several rounds into the ground.  The firefighter arrived in a personal vehicle.

Witnesses say the man was upset a fire truck had not arrived to put out the camper fire.

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