Investigator: Caledonia man fires shot toward church

James G. Taylor | Photo: Lowndes County Jail

A man is accused of shooting toward a church in Lowndes County.

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 2:02 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A man is accused of shooting toward a church in Lowndes County.

Caledonia's town marshal arrested James Taylor, 22, of Caledonia, on Saturday.

According to Lowndes County Investigator Darrell Nabors, Taylor was driving recklessly in the parking lot of Antioch Baptist Church, which is on Highway 45.

The church’s pastor approached Taylor, who then drove onto the roadway in front of the church, according to Nabors.

Taylor allegedly fired one shot in the direction of the church and fled.

Law enforcement was able to pull Taylor over and found a gun and a spent shell casing inside the vehicle.

Taylor has been charged with attempted aggravated assault.

Article Comments

Tupelo
Clear
42° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 38°
Columbus
Few Clouds
42° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 42°
Oxford
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 37°
Starkville
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 39°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather