UPDATE: Fourth arrest made for West Point shooting

William Earl Gaines | Photo: Clay County Jail

A fourth arrest has been made in connection with a mid-January West Point shooting that wounded a man.

Posted: Feb. 2, 2018 10:37 AM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - A fourth arrest has been made in connection with a mid-January West Point shooting that wounded a man. 

On Thursday, U.S. Marshals captured William E. Gaines of Fayette, Mississippi. 

He was booked into the Clay County jail on the charge of aggravated assault. His bond was set at $200,000. 

This is in relation to the January 13 shooting on 5th Street in West Point. On that day, when officers arrived, they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital, then airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The person's current condition is unknown. 

Three other men were previously arrested in the case: 

  • Joshua Ewing, 21, of West Point - charged with accessory after the fact 

  • Tymotheous Henry, 30, of Columbus – aggravated assault 

  • Jenerrio Jones, 27, of Memphis – aggravated assault 

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