Update: Son of Noxubee County Sheriff released from the hospital

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This is a developing story.

Posted: Dec 21, 2018 5:24 PM
Updated: Dec 25, 2018 11:12 PM

Update 12/25/18 5:36 p.m. 

Call it a Christmas miracle, but the son of the Noxubee County Sheriff has been released from the hospital this Christmas. 

Sheriff Terry Grassere says his son, Roman Mattox, was released from North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo in time to celebrate the holiday with them. 

Grassere says his son was shot in the chest in a drive-by shooting last Friday. 

Mattox is now on the road to recovery. 

As WTVA first reported over the weekend, Terrance Fiffer of Laurel has been charged with attempted murder.

The Macon police chief says more arrests could occur. 

Update 12/21/18 10:46 p.m.

Laurel police officers have taken Terrance DeWayne Fiffer into custody, according to Macon Police Chief Davine Beck.

Fifer is a person-of-interest. 

Update 12/21/2018 8:46 p.m.

Macon Police Chief Davine Beck says one woman was released.

The other woman has been identified as Jamesha Earvin. She is charged with accessory after the fact.

Noxubee County Sheriff Terry Grassaree says his son is now in stable condition at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

See the original post below. 

MACON, Miss. (WTVA) - Macon police are searching for the person responsible for shooting the son of Noxubee County Sheriff Terry Grassaree.

Macon Police Chief Davine Beck says 911 received the call at approximately 1:13 p.m. of a person lying in front of a house on North Street.

Police officers found a black man complaining he could not breathe. The man was identified as Roman Mattox, the sheriff’s son.

The sheriff said his son was shot once in the lungs in a drive-by shooting.

Police started looking for a white vehicle. That vehicle was found in Kemper County. Two females were inside the vehicle.

The two were taken to the Noxubee County jail and are considered persons-of-interest.

Police believe they may have switched vehicles with the shooter or shooters.

They are now looking for a gray Chevrolet Malibu with a Tennessee license plate of 7L0-5M0.

The occupants are considered armed and dangerous.

Mattox's current condition is unknown.

This is a developing story. 

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