More details emerge in charge, deputy-involved shooting

The man was shot in the shoulder during the incident.

Posted: Mar 8, 2018 3:12 PM
Updated: Mar 8, 2018 4:06 PM

GRENADA, Miss. (WTVA) -- Charges have been filed against a Grenada County man who was shot by a deputy during a weekend chase in parts of Webster and Grenada County.

Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell says Robert Salley, 44, of Gore Springs landed his vehicle in a ditch during a high speed chase.

When his deputies went to arrest him, Mitchell says Salley attempted to run over then and that's when the deputy opened fire.

Salley suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder following the Saturday incident.

He says Salley managed to drive to his mother's home and was found hiding underneath a truck.

He was treated for the injury and released to Grenada County authorities who carried him to jail.

Mitchell says the pursuit started when Salley drove through a checkpoint on Old Walthall Road.

He says Mitchell is charged with felony fleeing and is currently free on bond.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.

The deputy has been placed on restricted duty while the investigation is underway.

Attorney Carlos Moore says he is representing Salley and questions the need for a deputy to use his weapon in the incident.

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