Mississippi man charged with murder, assault
A Mississippi man was charged with murder after a Saturday night shooting in Lamar County, local media reported.
Norman Andrew “Andy” Whiddon Jr. of Purvis was charged with murder, aggravated assault and felony eluding after police believe he shot a man in the head and wounded a woman.
The man shot in the head, James Edward Herrin of Lumberton, died, the Hattiesburg American newspaper reported.
Police say they were called after receiving a report about multiple gunshots. They were given a description of the suspect’s vehicle and located it, but Whiddon fled police in initially.
Lamar County Jail records indicate Whiddon was being held Monday without bond.
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