Madison County shooting suspect held without bond

Edgar James Egbert | Source: Madison County Sheriff's Department

Edgar James Egbert is accused of shooting a Madison County sheriff's deputies in Canton.

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 4:57 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2019 4:59 PM

CANTON, Miss. (WTVA) - The man arrested for allegedly shooting at Madison County sheriff’s deputies is being held in jail without a bond.

Edgar James Egbert appeared in court on Friday afternoon, WLBT-TV in Jackson reports.


Source: WLBT-TV

He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 24 in Madison County.

Egbert faces six counts of attempted murder of law enforcement officers, one count of kidnapping and one count of felony fleeing, according to The Associated Press.

The shooting happened on Thursday in Canton following a chase.

Two Madison County sheriff’s deputies were wounded, including one deputy who was shot in the head.

The deputy remains in critical condition as of Friday, WLBT-TV reports.

The Neshoba Democrat reports the deputy is Brad Sullivan who grew up in Nanih Waiya.

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