Vardaman police search for shooting suspect

Vardaman police search for a man they say shot at a woman's tires with children inside the car Friday night.

Posted: Jun 30, 2018 1:11 PM
Updated: Jul 1, 2018 10:51 PM

VARDAMAN, Miss. (WTVA) - Vardaman police are searching for a man officers say shot at a woman's car tires Friday night. 

Officer Andy Harmon says the shots-fired call was a domestic situation between a female victim and a male suspect. The relationship between the two is unclear at this time. However, Harmon says the two have children together. 

The incident happened around 7 p.m. on Douglas Circle. Police tell us the suspect, Jeffrey "Tubbs" Townsend, 33, fired at the victim's tires while she was leaving his family's residence. Children were in the car at the time, but no one was injured. 

Officers believe the suspect still has a handgun with him.

Harmon says Townsend faces a charge of aggravated domestic violence.

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