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Grand jury indicts man accused of shooting at pastor

James Garrett Taylor faces a formal aggravated assault charge after investigators say he attempted to shoot at Billy McWilliams.

Posted: Nov 15, 2019 8:24 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2019 8:23 AM

CALEDONIA, Miss. (WTVA) - A man faces formal charges by the grand jury after investigators say he shot at a preacher in July.

A Caledonia town marshal arrested James Garrett Taylor during a traffic stop.

Investigators say Taylor drove recklessly in the parking lot of Antioch Baptist Church.

A pastor approached him and Taylor drove to Jess Lyons Road. According to the indictment, Taylor then fired a shot at Billy McWilliams.

The Caledonia marshal tried to stop Taylor during a traffic stop, but investigators say he refused.

Once Taylor was pulled over, the marshal found a gun and a shell casing in his car.

The grand jury indicted him for aggravated assault.

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