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

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.

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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