Mother speaks on son in deputy-involved chase, shooting

The mother of 27-year-old Daniel Clouse spoke out on Thursday, days after he was shot by a deputy he reportedly threatened.

Posted: Mar. 8, 2018 7:09 PM
Updated: Mar. 8, 2018 7:10 PM

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The mother of 27-year-old Daniel Clouse spoke out on Thursday, days after he was shot by a deputy he reportedly threatened.

"I think he's had a mental breakdown, I really do," said Helen Waits, Clouse's mother.

Clouse was seen driving erratically by neighbors in a homeowner's yard in a reportedly stolen Jeep out of Monroe county. One man shot out his tires to stop him.

"He found out the other day that his grandmother and uncle passed, that he didn't even know about," Waits shared.

Waits says Clouse had two children, who keep asking how their father is. 

"I don't know Daniel condition or matter fact anything that's been going on with him," she said. "It's really aggravating me."

Waits says Clouse is a good kid, who fell in with the wrong crowd.  

We weren't even talking and then all this happened," said Waits. "I was nervous he was dead because I hadn't really said anything but bad words to him last time."

Clouse is expected to face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently still in the hospital.

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